This is my first post. My son is 10 and newly diagnosed ( 2nd may) for just over a year now my son's violence has got worse. It's now a regular occurrence weeks it's every day. We have tried everything and i am lost. He has started attacking his teachers aswell (he's in mainstream). My partner has 2 days off a week and they are when my son's at school i am left with my daughter who is 10 months and him the rest of the week which is when he is at his worst. I feel scared of being left with him. Everything is a weapon. Am i wrong to be scared of my 10 year old my family say it's stupid. What do i do?!
I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, it might help to try the NAS Parent-to-parent service, which offers confidential emotional support from trained volunteers who are also parents to children with ASD, and can be found here: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/parent-to-parent.aspx
If you'd like to talk to someone from NAS more generally for advice, the NAS helpline is available here: http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/about-us/contact-us.aspx
Ross - mod