Autism. Passive resistance
Bright Eyes used to be an active resister. He would yell, scream and run away. Now, and especially at school, he is a passive resister.
He's not noisy or disruptive, but if he doesn't want to do something, or feels incompetent, he'll push his work away, stand outside the door, or just quietly refuse to join in by shutting his eyes or putting his head down.
His aide and his teacher are having to work pretty hard to engage him and help him get those feelings of competence so that he can grow in confidence and motivation.
So even though there have been a lot of good things recently, the hard work is still continuing.