I need to figure out what’s causing my son with #autism such distress

Emmett was happy walking down the hallway to greet me after today.  I love his and Elliott’s smile. ☺

Everything changed the moment he got into the car. 


He melted down and just sorta exploded because I asked him how he enjoyed his lunch.  I knew he didn’t eat most of it and I explained that the only reason I want to know is so that I can pack the things he will eat. 

I doubt it had anything to do with my question or the topic.  It’s probably that he held it together all day and just need to purge. 

Either way, it sucked for everyone, especially him. 

I really want to know what’s causing this in regards to school for my littlest minion…

Unfortunately,  as well as Emmett can talk,  his expressive skills are still very much lacking. .

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  • Nell Rus

    Is there any way you can help him develop his expressive language skills more?

  • Bob Bee Sui Generis

    I highly suggest you read any of Phoebe Caldwell’s book- ( the Caldwell Foundation is here on FB too) especially ” the Anger box”. Phoebe was instrumental in understanding my son as well as changed how I work with others on the . U0001f60a

  • Ladonna Johnson

    My son is having a hard year too. Last year was awesome!

  • Beth n

    Awe that stinks. How is the relationship with the teachers? Did you speak with them. Is there a student that might be causing problems. I would call or email the teacher right away or ask for some site unseen observation time or maybe the psychologist to do an observation? I hope you get answeres rather quickly. Does Emmett talk to his brother about things? Good luck

  • I don’t think it really has anything to do with .. He’s the kid everyone likes and I’m on great terms with the teachers and staff. I think it’s just . .

  • It is entirely possible that Emmet has a partial in his mind that involves going back to one point and either stimming or seeing something specific. My brother exhibits this behavior on occasion and it’s often difficult to determine exactly what he’s trying to get to behave according to his “grand design.” Often the best thing to do in this situation is have a great distraction handy, an in car video player, music, anything that he can incorporate into continuing onto another routine can relieve the stress. I hope that helps.

  • ricketzz

    The_Autism_Dad Ask him?