We are having major issues with aggression. Emmett is becoming much more aggressive and Lizze, Gavin and Elliott are paying a very heavy price. Not sure if the pictures so the claw marks on Gavin’s neck and Elliott’s back. Elliott was also bitten on his left……um….butt cheek. Obviously, we don’t have pictures of that. However, the bite was pretty bad, luckily it didn’t actually break the skin but it’s badly bruised.
Lizze is also being assaulted as well. She’s getting smacked and hit on a fairly regular basis. She has scratches on her face and neck. I don’t know how to address these aggressive behaviors. Part of the problem with Emmett lies in his frustration with communication or rather lack of communication.
This is one of the less than positive aspects of Autism that doesn’t get talked about enough. Look, discussing these behaviors, admitting they are happening and acknowledging that they are a problem is not a reflection on our children. Recognizing that the behavior is the problem and not the child is difficult but necessary if we are to educate the pubLiz and help them to be more Autism Aware.
The important thing to remember is that admitting this is a problem doesn’t mean we don’t love our kids. I would argue that it means we love them enough to be able to separate them from the behavior.
– Lost and Tired
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