My name is Sherri, I have three children - two daughters (grown, living on their own and doing great!) and a difficult child that will be 20 in June. He is my biggest blessing but also my biggest worry. Anthony is classically Autistic, non-verbal, violent, funny, loving, etc. Gathering from what I've read so far, you all understand completely! Anthony also has a seizure disorder, he takes Topamax and Tegretol to keep them under control. He also takes Risperdal for his behavior which worked in the beginning but seems to have lost it's ability to help him. He goes to an all Autistic school and they call me often to let me know he's being aggressive, agitated and mean. His doctor upped the Risperdal from .25 to .5 and then to 1. The behavior has remained the same but now he has head tremors which is scaring me to death. So, the doctor has backed the Risperdal to .5 again and still the behaviors are the same and the tremors haven't stopped. I've been doing a little reading on Depakote and it seems there's been some success. If anyone could give me some advice or let me know what works for their child, I would so much appreciate it. I know there are others that have it worse than me and I pray for them but I'm ready to pull my hair out!