13 year old ADD son with problem behaviors

Mary - posted on 03/25/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm hoping someone might be able to help with suggestions. I have a 13 year old son with ADD and he's mildly autistic. His ADD causes a lot if compulsive behavior. He will compulsively worry about things or repeat behaviors after being told to stop. What's worrying me now is that he's sneaking out of his room in the middle of the night. When he leaves he's stealing things from around the house and bringing them back to his room. He takes my flannel pajama bottoms, magazines (not anything interesting, mainly ads) and little things like flashlights. He then hides these things in his room. He's so sneaky that even though his room is right next to ours and we leave our door open he sneaks out undetected. He shares the room with his two brothers and often they don't see or hear him leave. I don't want to lock him in, if there's a fire or emergency he and his brothers need to be able to get out, but I also worry his behavior might escalate to leaving the house. I thought about alarming the door but I'm reluctant to wake his brothers everytime he acts up. He's already exhausted from being up all night and I would hate to have them all be zombies. Anyone dealt with this? Overall he's a good kid. When I ask him why he does it he just stares at the floor or says he doesn't know.

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