He did it!
One of my clients with a pervasive developmental disorder and strong social phobias actually went out with me today and asked for free samples -- on his own -- of ice cream, asked for two job applications, ordered for us at Starbucks and chatted with a woman at a shopping center. I had no grand plan here. I just felt inspired to go out and take a walk and see the social anxiety we had talked about in action. Instead, we both learned that he was ahead of where we thought he was. Sweeet!