I'm raising my autistic grandson, Brandon—sunshine of my life! Anyway, he's diagnosed as non-verbal severely autistic. Brandon has mood swings, but we have learned to roll with it. He used to love bath time, then all of a sudden he hated it. I believe he was watching a cartoon where the plug was pulled and everyone went down the drain, and he believed it.
How was I going to get him back in the tub without a meltdown? Well, no one loves Brandon like Brandon (we have a mirror in our dining room at his height, and he talks to himself and makes faces all the time), so I put a mirror in the tub—one of those dollar store ones that has a suction cup. He loved it! He jumped right in. I have to replace it from time to time, but it keeps him in the tub.