Hi guys, I am posting this as school are getting concerned about my sons violence, he has high functioning autism, traits of spd and Hypercussis, our son has always been violent and always had meltdowns, he has been suffering school anxiety, but most times its me he hits when he lashes out, ok sometimes his brother, but its always me that gets the brunt of it, does anyone know why? so I can explain this to school? I do not want them thinking its something I am doing.
Sorry to hear you're having a difficult time with your son. We have some information pages here on the site about violent behaviour here - http://www.autism.org.uk/about/behaviour/challenging-behaviour/physical.aspx - and meltdowns here - http://www.autism.org.uk/about/behaviour/meltdowns.aspx - where you can find out more information about why children with ASD might act out physically, and how to try and prevent this behaviour. Of course, it can be difficult to predict exactly what will set off a meltdown, and no two people with ASD are the same, but the information here can help to prevent meltdowns from happening as often, minimise their severity and avoid particular triggers.
If you'd like to talk to someone directly, please call the NAS helpline as AngelDust suggested, on 0808 800 4104 (10am - 4pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-3pm Fri).
Hope this is of some help,
Ross - mod