9. Provide physical release, for yourself and your child
Children are supposed to be active. Often, a child with autism will get engaged in a sedentary activity and go for a long period of time without physical activity. Encourage them to spend time outdoors or engaged in physical play. This will provide release they may not know they had required. Doing these activities with your child will help you in the same way, and it will also help strengthen your bond.
As a bonus, when sent for bed later, the physical activity will help your child's body take advantage of the down time and they are more likely to fall asleep. Sometimes children with autism can have difficulty sleeping. A physically active day will help with this.