Leelo had me giggling this afternoon with an unexpected language burst (again, he's been a nutter lately, and interaction has not been great).
I said, "Hey, Leelo, how about some Cheeeri0s?"
Leelo said, "How about some croissant?"
In addition to being very funny if you know Leelo (he will do aaaaanything for a croissant), it shows great verbal integration and synthesis. Go Leelo!
We are having more naturalistic verbal exchanges lately, simple and brief though they are. For instance, if I ask, "Leelo, what do you want?", his ABA training would have him robot back: "I want the chewie." But now, he says "I want the chewie, Mommy," or simply answers: "The chewie." Excellent!