Hi I joined because I am frustrated with my autistic son who is almost 3 years old, and was diagnosed about a year ago. He says a few things but really has problems with speach. You absolutely cannot reason with him at all. If you tell him NO or correct him he trys to hurt himself. He bangs his head on the floor, bites himself, and slaps his own face. You can't tell him to wait a minute or that we have to finish what we're doing and then we'll do what he wants. He hits his sister all the time, is getting in trouble in his early intervention program for biting other kids. His tantrums are out of control and I don't know what to do. He is also VERY connected to my partner and doesn't want me at all. It hurts my feelings. He backs away from me because he doesn't want me to touch him. I am good enough to come and play with, but am chop liver if my partner is around. I didn't know if this was an autistic thing or just a behavioral thing. Any suggestions about anything would be greatly appreciated. I am sorry to vent, but I have absolutely no family support and live in the middle of no where with very little support. Please don't get me wrong I love my son, but I want to guide him and help him grow into the young man I know he can be and I don't know what to do. Please help!