I am the mom of an 8 yr old son, who is Autistic. Up until about a month ago he was a happy little guy, he engaged well, listen fairly well to rules and loved to be home schooled by me! I have no idea what happened but seemingly over night he changed. He refuses to sleep in his bed, he is sleeping in the middle of the house on the sofa, forcing the house to shut down every night by 8 o'clock, which is especially hard on our 14 year old daughter!! He has become a complete terror, refusing to listen, yelling, stomping and has now begun hitting himself! He is obviously very agitated and full of anxiety, he is mostly non verbal so can not explain to us what he is feeling. He will only do school with me if it is on his terms, which involves coloring a picture to post on the classroom wall. He wakes in the morning and it begins immediately...the yelling and telling us what to do. He is having tantrums in the stores now as well, I feel like my life has come to a complete standstill, I am unable to leave without there being a meltdown or tantrum!! I am frustrated and at my end. I am a stay at home mom and home school full time, I am exhausted. Have any other moms been through this?..Please help!