Fixates on things.
So when he asked about discharge from the facility he is in, I explained that before he could be discharged, a facility needed to be identified and either restructured or added on to, in order to house a child with Autism.
Evidently he is under the belief that he is being discharged. And discharged to a specific place.
Since I listed a number of facilities that could potentially be adapted for the needs of kids with Autism, he decided the one he is going to.
Much as I want him home, it would likely be a huge step back for him to come straight home from his current facility. How do I know this? Simple history. It has happened before. He does great for a while, and gradually his behaviors deteriorate. So there needs to be some type of step-down or transition facility between there and home. Sadly he won’t be able to see beyond his belief that he is getting discharged.