I have not posted here in a few weeks. My son's fits of rage we too much for us, so we decided to put him back on abilify. He still has meltdowns, but they are not as intense. He's still getting restrained a lot at school. He has a psychiatric appointment. next week. What I have been doing is using my cell phone to video tape some of his rages so his dr. can see what we are talking about. He seems to have a hard time focusing on his school work. I was wondering if adding ADHD medications like ritalin would do him any good? I have heard that those medications can make kids like mine much more aggressive. In the last few weeks, the school has called every single day at least 2 or more times. His meltdowns at school are so bad, they won't allow him on the bus to come home. My husband and I usually have to go pick him up. Here's another question that is way off topic. My husband works weekend nights, 12 hr shifts. Since my son is having major issues, he's had to take off quite a bit. He does get flma, but he don't get paid for it. In the past month, his paychecks have really sucked! Even with my son's monthly ssi. Not sure how much more time he'll have to miss. Anyhow, I went ahead and applied for food stamps. When I had my interview yesterday, they went back to what he was paid a few months ago and said we made too much. He was making ok money a few month ago. I just told her my husband is not getting the hrs he was. I did not go into detail about him using flma due to my son's condition. Should I appeal it? They will probably say that my husband volunteered to miss work even though it was flma.