Melissa - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 106 moms have responded )
Hi every one, I have a 5 year old boy with Autism/Asperger's. I have done the early intervention programme and all the recommended therapies but my son still has many problems with anxiety and daily meltdown's especially when he's having trouble self regulating, there also starting to physically impact on me as it can be quit exhausting trying to handle him so he doesn't harm himself during this time.
My pediatrician suggested I consider using RISPERDAL if his behavior continues to disrupt family and school life? he also said that most autistic boys need to be medicated between the ages of 6 to 8? I don't feel comfortable with this methods and was wondering if anyone knew of a Natural Medication? Thank you for any advice!