I have three sons ages 6,3, and 8 months. Both the 6 and 3 year old have been diagnosed with autism. Both were hyperlexic at 12 months, however neither spoke until 3 in sentences. Both the 6 and 3 year old are on IEP's and have been formally diagnosed with autism. My 6 year old is very aggressive. He is also smart (139 on WISC). He wants to tell everyone, including parents and teachers what to do. He honestly tries to take charge of EVERY situation. He doesn't follow rules, he makes the rules. He does not seem to have a conscience about his behaviors. Hits teachers, parents, classmates... and yet will turn around and act like it never happened and then want them to be his friend. I can't find any rhyme or reason to his behavior, sweet boy one minute, next minute an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) type tantrum...screaming at the top of his lungs. He has motor ticks that sets him apart from his peers. His neuro has him on 50 MG of extended release lametical at night, in the morning he gets 40mg of straterra. ADHD medications are helpful, but have a history of making him more aggressive. Lately, he stims more and more and has been setting himself apart further and further from his typical peers. Despite his high IQ, I fear the ISD wanting to remove him from a regular classroom setting with typical peers. I am wanting to revisit the medicine before I go along with that. Does anyone have or had a child around this age with behaviors like this? I need friends, support and help. I fear the baby will have autism too. It's almost too much for one mother to handle.