Hi everyone. I am the mother of a 3 1/2 y/o son who will be 4 in August. He has a Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnoses, but I have been told that other diagnoses may have to wait because he is too young to tell. I also have a 1 year old. My Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) son is considered high functioning. He has some signs of anxiety, possibly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but again the docs want to wait and see, since until recently his behavior, while difficult, was not disturbing. He attends a typical preschool 3 half days a week and has an in classroom therapist for social/ behavoiral therapy since most of issue weakness are in the social / conversational area. But a few weeks ago, he started saying, almost obsessing over fire and burning. He also started saying to himself, "Put the baby in the oven". and "bad baby". He will say this over and over. (He does have a history of saying phrases over and over, but they were not violent in the past.) Today he said to my one year old "I'm going to burn you and pinch your fingers off" This down right scared me and my husband. Not all of his violent phrases are towards my other son, but those are the ones we are most concerned about. Also, he used to get up at night to use the potty, but now he will scream, and hit himself in the area around his penis or bladder and yell "bad!" His language is very developed for his age so he definitely has the language to exspress himself. (I really believe he is more of an Asperger's child, but the docs disagree) I have to carry him into the bathroom and tiolet him completely. (i.e. pull his pants down put him on the potty ect) If I ask him if he has to go potty during any of this, he will scream, and spit and swing his arms and basically have melt down. We've also noticed he has been holding in his BMs for several days, and his behavoir will be the most out of control until he goes, then there is actually a noticable difference in his behavior the minute he comes out of the bathroom. We have tried toileting him, encouraging him to go, but he refuses. My son is NOT the classic case of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). From day one, all the docs and therapists have said either he is a unquie case, or that this might be something else that they are misdiagnosing. Also ticks have started. They are all throat clearing / noises at this time. At first we thought it was allergies, but we did recognize it as ticks after a little while. I'm just worried because he's so young and I know that different disorders and such may not be properly diagnosed or show them selves, so to speak, yet at this point. Has anyone dealt with this? I'm afraid he's going to become aggressive. He's such a sweet boy that seems to have a compulsion to say these things. I can't explain it. I guess you have to see it to understand.