Re: Help-Is this part of autism?
Children on the spectrum go through all sorts of different things in reaction to change. Boys in general just can't aim when in the bathroom, however doing #2 in the garbage can is a reaction to something going on. I have a son with Aspergers... the hardest thing for us is that it is very difficult to punish him. He does not understand the choice and consequences part of life. So punishment of any sort does not relate to an action or behavior. Thus only frustrating for the parent or caregiver because of the lack of understanding.
Stability is the key....if mom is dating, the child knows there is change. Change causes stress and uncertianity for them. Whatever you do, stay consistant.