Joy - posted on 08/22/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have eight children and one on the way. My 11 y.o. was recently diagnosed with Asperger's and has been raging so violently. I have called 911 four times in the past few months and have taken him to two different ER's. I tried to find an RTC, psychiatric hospital, or boy's home to no avail. I was told they "don't take raging kids." He has always had sensory issues, speech/language problems, facial tics, and strange behavior, but the severe anger didn't arrive until we moved last fall. He also is just starting puberty. It got much worse when I enrolled him in public school. He started jumping out of the van on the road, threw his desk, bit a staff member, and threw a planter of flowers at a sheriff. He now has a behavioral aid, in home therapist, OT and Speech Therapy, a county mental health worker, an IEP, a psychiatrist, and is on four meds. I do think the meds are helping, but the Risperidol needs to be increased. We have three kids with FASD (adopted three years ago) and my husband and 13 y.o. son have ADHD. I can handle everything but the raging behavior because he is hurting me and the baby (I've had two miscarriages this past year already) and is threatening the other kids with knives, pencils, furniture, etc. No one seems to have any ideas on what I can do except for all the services we have in place already. Help! I feel like I am drowing...