Utter Autism

May 30, 2008

Window Wake Up Call

When you have a child with autism, you spend a lot of time focusing on getting through the day.  The bigger picture is sometimes harder to see.

A few days ago Adrian put his fist through a window.  It was a wake up call for my husband and I.  Looking back, we can see that over the past few weeks, things have been increasingly difficult.  He’s been frustrated, angry and upset more often.  His obsessive/compulsive behaviors have become more pronounced and more difficult to deal with. 

We’ve decided it’s time to meet with the doctor and discuss what options we might have in helping Adrian to deal with the hormonal surge that we think is making it much more difficult for him to control himself.


  1. I’m so sorry, that must have been really rough on all of you.

    Comment by KAL — May 31, 2008 @ 8:48 am

  2. Just when things were going so well with his communication device…I’m sorry – hopefully you’ll be able to get some good answers without too much trouble. Keep us updated…

    Comment by Cammie — June 6, 2008 @ 11:43 am

  3. They like to break glass, don’t they? One of my students once put his head through a window. There was a shard of glass not an inch from his eye. He just laughed and said, “Baow! Baow!” (His name was Bill. He pronounced it Baow.) I took it to mean, “Here’s Bill with glass sticking out of his face!”
    Another of the kids would strip naked and race through the Catholic girls’ school next door, squealing and dribbling a basketball. When I caught up to him he bared his teeth at me.
    I taught there one year. There was never a dull moment.
    Some of the teenage boys were on Thorazine. It made them less violent and it prevented them from yanking their stuff until it bled. Not to be heartless, but there you go.

    Comment by Suzanne — July 7, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

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