Hi, I'm new here. I'm the mother of an 11 year old son who has autism, ODD, and mild retardation (although I don't buy it, I think he just tests low on tests). My problem is that he is very violent. He hits, kicks, punches, pulls hair, everything you can think of. I do what the doctors tell me to do and walk away into my back room and try not to pay any attention to his behavior but its hard. He does this every day. He also hits his teacher's aide and this school administrator that visits him. But he hadn't hit this intervention specialist who goes with me to doctors appointments with me and the doctor questioned why. The intervention specialist downplayed my son's behavirors at the school. It made me feel like I was being attacked personally instead of getting solutions for the problem behaviors. I just don't feel like I'm getting a lot of support. I feel like she was getting praise while I was getting questioned. As it turns out she got attacked on the way home. Does anyone else have children with severe behavior problems like this? I'm not even looking for suggestions, just some support because I'm feeling so overwhelmed right now. Thanks for letting me vent!
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