Re: Adult Autism
Hi there, I feel your pain. It is very trying to take care of a loved one with special needs. I read that he is having great difficulty at school. I think part of the problem maybe that he is not in the proper placement to meet his behaviorial needs. Has an IEP been completed? If so then it should be revised with ways to help manage certain acting out behaviors to reduce the frequency. He may be expressing hiself the only way he can other than verbal. You also may want to look into speech therapy for him. Try to get him to express himself by drawing, singing a song, writing, and maybe finding out his favorite colors and give each color a feeling, such as blue sad, red angry, yellow happy, and so on. Having an outlet that is understandable to both of you may help to reduce some of the anxiety. Stay in touch.