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.