With older children, you can teach them to answer the questions in the form of a statement instead of just yes and no. Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies: Teaching Students to Ask and Answer Questions
When I'm Upset Card - This printable behavior support is a choice card for students with Autism or other visual learners. The "When I'm Upset," card offers students calming choices to be done in a "quiet area," when upset or calming down from a tantrum.
Cozy reading nook a teacher created with a refrigerator box and floor pillows. I think this idea could be built upon to create an inexpensive Cozy Reading Nook for an apartment that could be altered to appear legitimate.