I'm a 30 year old mum with an 11 year old son. He is like me, hard of hearing, and wear hearing aids also his teacher thinks he has autism and we are waiting to see a doctor about this. My sons dad left when he was 1 year old and I have no contact with him. My son stays with his paternal grand parents every weekend so he can also see his dad. He is normally a well behaved boy but during the past month he has been starting fires in the bathroom at home, sprayed silly string all over his bedrooms walls which still won't come off, and now he has been vandalizing public toilets with marker pens, even at his school. Last night he also managed to block the sewage drains for my entire street, resulting in everyone being disturbed at 11.30 at night by the men trying to clear the blockage. I have confiscated his tv and xbox, I have tried talking to him heart to heart, we were both crying, tried shouting and explaining what he has done. Also went for a meeting with his teacher in school and explained this all to her. Nothing seems to get through to him and I'm exhausted and stressed out and worrying about what he might do next. I was in a violent relationship for 4 years on and off up until 2 years ago when I finally managed to get free and actually took my ex to court and had him convicted of assault. My son was witness to the violence on some occasions. Since then I spent 6 months on my own and then met my current partner who is everything my ex wasn't, he is kind, caring , gentle and him and my son get on great. One of my friends suggested getting the police to come and talk to him but I'm scared he will get in very serious trouble if they know what he has done. please help!