One of the best ways to understand young children on the autism spectrum is to have conversations with adults with ASD. When the adults share their memories and how they understand life, you'll get a perspective that is different from what you would grasp on your own.
Jude Morrow is an excellent communicator, although as a young child, communication was very difficult for him. I had an opportunity to interview him recently. We talked about his childhood memories, his mother's influence on his growing up and how becoming a father has impacted him.
(And I did ask him how he got the name for his book!)
Here is our conversation.
Jude Morrow's book is a really good read. You'll learn about life from an ASD perspective. Check it out.