Here's another example where learning social cues is so critical for kids with an ASD. Here Ellie has mastered mugging for the camera, instead of giving me the blank canvas I was seeing for a while. She seems to have a theory of mind with the camera, that she knows what it's for, how she can interact with it, and why ultimately it's a fun toy (she loves photos). She can mimic faces, play face games, and sustain eye contact for as long as any so-called "typical" kid. And gosh, she's just so pretty, who wouldn't want to take her picture?