Jennifer - posted on 12/08/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son recently turned 8 and was diagnosed with Autism a few months ago. He is high functioning and has always been very sweet with only a few attitude problems (like him grunting/growling at me when he doesn't like something I say) but lately it's like he's turning into another child. He's deliberately doing things he knows he shouldn't and gets cranky so much easier. He is growling at me more and more often and over even stupid little things and snaps at me sometimes. He is still affectionate and sweet a lot but this bad attitude is just something I don't know how to deal with in him. Sometimes I wonder if he realizes he is even doing some of it and other times I just wonder if it's an age thing. I was hoping someone could help me figure this out or even offer some suggestions.