BBC: US study shows half of ASD kids are aggressive/violent

Oct 30, 2017, BBC: 'I'm scared of my own autistic child Parents struggling to cope with their violent autistic children are not being properly supported by local authorities, the National Autistic Society says. For some, a violent outburst can be a daily occurrence. "I'm scared of him. You live on a knife edge. You don't know what's coming next," Lucy Goldsworthy told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.... One 2011 study, of nearly 1,400 children with autism in the US, found more than half were aggressive or violent towards their families or carers. Tim Nicholls, from the National Autistic Society, believes parents and families need more support "to help them avoid or de-escalate challenging behaviour". …

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