Hi, I am the mother of an 8 year old ASD son! I have not had any issues with my son's sleeping patterns since he was roughly 2 years old..until just recently. Although getting him to bed at a decent hour, him falling alseep quickly and keeping him there is not an issue, he wakes at midnight every night now for the past 4 nights. His heart is racing and he runs around the house, turning on lights and pacing. He is extremily irratable, anxious and is slowly becoming violent, I imagine due to the lack of sleep. I tried putting him back in his bed, but he continues to get up and I am having a hard time controlling any of his behaviours. I Homeschool so I know that it is not caused by an outside source. I am so frustrated, I see him regressing rapidly and I am afraid that I will ''lose'' him! I question the up coming time change, or his lack of communication skills, perhaps not hearing the sound of the air conditioner running, or the tick tock of his clock..but I really don't know for sure. Is anyone else having similar issues? Any feedback would be helpful and I would appreciate it greatly!