I think we were so lucky to find out about Amador’s book when we realized that something was seriously going on with our son. You are brilliant to be using his drivers license and car to keep your son motivated - we should have done that back in the beginning. While the LEAP method reopened communication right away, I was surprised how long it took for us to figure out what would motivate him.
My son keeps his place nice as well! He actually keeps his place much nicer than his brother keeps his place. During the bad cycles cleaning can get away from him, after the cycle lightens, he cleans it again.
I love hearing that your son made food for you when you were feeling ill:):)
This spring I got to see my son in person for the first time in over 2.5 years. So wonderful to hug him again. He told me, “Mom you look good” and of course I burst into tears.