I brought my son to his 2 year check up last week and the doctor said she thinks he might be autistic because he has a speech delay and will have violent tantrums. There are other signs up those are the really large ones. We are following up with specialist to be sure. I am not upset or anything like that about this news considering it could be a lot worse and other children are suffering a lot more than Jakob. I just would like advice on how to handle his tantrums and more info about autism. I have read a lot on it but I want another parent to tell me what goes on with their children and tell me how they handle and help their children. I really need advice on how to handle his tantrums though. He becomes very violent toward himself he will bang his head against hard floors, walls and toys. He will also throw toys hit me and our dog and because he can not talk I do not know what is wrong or what happened. If anyone else has gone through this please help! I have never experienced anything like this. I feel helpless and I do not want him hurting himself like this.