I wonder if other parents with kids on the spectrum battle with aggression in them? My son has broken windows, doors, walls, has brought a knife to school (4th grade), has been in trouble with the police, has threatened our lives on a regular basis, and screams a lot.
Of course, my first concern with these behaviors is that it’s only a matter of time before he hurts himself or someone else. My second concern, which also shocked me, is that I can get no help for him! He’s too young, there are no beds, he’s too aggressive, his Autism is not severe enough…these are only some of the excuses I’ve heard.
The aggression also makes it difficult to place him in childcare, which is needed so I can work! Our last experience resulted in a boy being punched in the face for saying my son was not a real police officer (one of his many alter-egos).
As he gets older and stronger I worry more and more about his safety, as well as the safety of my daughter and myself.