This is something that doesn't happen that often! There is JACOB PROGRESS!
I've been working with Jacob to try and get him to do some things on his own. He has done NOTHING when we are watching for 2 years. I want him to come out of the room when he gets dressed so we started there and had a few successes. I decided to push toward him taking care of his bathroom needs once in there. I wanted him to wipe, pee, and put on a pull up on his own. (He wouldn't even stand up without being told!)
Today lots happened! I said "Jacob wipe, pee, and get your pull up on", from outside the door. He did it! I went in and assisted with making sure his hands were clean. I took him to his room and gave him his clothes to put on. He did it immediately - even the right way! The he CAME OUT all on his own! A little while later, he was trying to make baskets with the hoop on a door in the family room. He made a few shots and was smiling! He was even catching the rebounds some!
Don't get me wrong, we have a huge way to go still! God showed me the progress that I needed to see to give me hope though!
Praise the Lord! Jacob is alive inside there and we are gradually winning the battles against the RAD! God is amazing and I am blessed!