Hi my son is nearly 4 years old an he got diagnosed when he was 2 years old for Austim over the last 12 months he has got worst the meltdowns are really bad he doesn't no how to get him self out them an nor do I he won't let me touch him or comfort him when he is distressed I don't no what to do an where to turn too i have booked in to see his consultant on the 1st March to get advice but till then I would be very greatful to get some advice of here thanks in advance
I can see how this must be really difficult for you. Individuals on the spectrum can often display behaviour that may be challenging. There will generally be a reason for this and it is important to try and understand the trigger for the behaviour when developing strategies.
You may like to have a look at the following link for more information on behaviour and strategies:
You may be interested in seeking some professional support regarding the behaviour. You can search for professionals in your area we are aware of on the Autism Services Directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx
You may like to contact The Autism Helpline who can provide information and advice on behaviour and strategies. You can call them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm). Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor.
I hope this helps.