The Ugly Side Autism.... Devastated, I need support!
November 13 was Trents first incident at school. He threatened another student. He was sent home. The next day was the first outburst. He threw scissors and caused his classroom to be evacuated. 45 days he was fine. I can say right now that absolutely nothing changed. No schedule. No new kids in class. I haven't even changed soaps and detergents.
Two weeks ago things got even worse. He started to strike adults and become a danger. I sought help from an intensive outpatient program through The Joshua Center. It's been a week there and he's been suspended twice from the program. His day runs 8-1 school and then the Center takes him till 5-6p.
Today I was called to the school when they had to call EMS. Emergency Medical Services. His outburst was bad and he had 2 at school. It was suggested we let him finish the day at school, 1 hr, and then he could get the help from the center.
I got a call shortly after he got there that he grabbed a pencil and tried to stab a clinician. I was told if he outbursts again they will be forced to call 911. About 45 min later I got that call.
The police had arrived and they were awaiting an ambulance for transport.
He was brought to the ER at Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in Hartford, CT.
There are 16, yes 16, psychiatric patients ahead of him. One clinician on at 10pm. So he's being held in a holding room under constant supervision until he can be seen.
I'm home now. It was asked that I leave. Plus my youngest is I'll with severe double ear infections.
But I'm so torn. He's not being committed yet. Although I may push that he should be tomorrow. I can't wait for the day he severely hurts himself or worse someone else!
I'm being told by everyone that unfortunantely this is one of the uglier sides of autism.
Friday was supposed to be his final PPT where we were going to push for a clinical school instead of main stream.
I'm just lost. My head hurts. I want to scream and cry. I'm so frustrated.
Please... Anyone been here before?!