I have a kid who has very limited skills. He came to me very prompt dependent and has very limited skills in the area of independence. At any rate, I taught him (systematically!) to use a big switch to access the computer. He likes watching videos from youtube and we taught him to hit the switch to "play" the videos from youtube. He will sit in front of the computer and watch the videos. When it ends, he hits the switch and another one plays. This is HUGE for him (it doesn't sound like it, but it took a while to teach him this skill). I am so proud that I taught him a leisure skill as well as an independence skill (he mouths everything so if we leave him alone for two seconds, he has a pen cap in his mouth, blocks in his mouth, crayon, etc.) He has a 1:1 assistant but there are times (lunch, etc.) that I just can't be on top of him 100%. He is engaged in 1:1 teaching for the majority of the day but there are just those times that I Need to keep him occupied (safely) but still manage my other 7 kids. So, that's how this skill came up. It's also just great for him to do something so age appropriate (watch youtube videos!) without assistance. This is one of the only things he can do by himself. Here's the kicker... he will ONLY stay seated and engaged with Barney videos. I am embarassed to admit that I did indeed let this take place because I was working on teaching the SKILL of the switch with intentions of later finding another video that was just as motivating. EVERYTHING in my classroom is totally age appropriate (as much as possible in a severe autism middle school class) - and I am looking for suggestions of things that I could try with him that he might like that would be remotely close to age appropriate. I already tried national geographic videos (the animal series, etc.) and this was so boring for him, he stood up and spun away from the computer. He really seems to like the music/singing. Does such a thing exist for an age appropriate video? Music videos don't really work because he kinda likes that silly character/cartoonish component.... I don't know. any suggestions? Now that I've got the switch working for him, I have GOT to find something other than Barney. Throw the ideas at me!