Hello everyone, I really hope I can get some advice about what to do cause I'm at the end of my rope here. I'm going to try to keep this as short as possible, here's the situation... My son is 3 and non verbal. We've had him in therapy for about a year and a half now and he goes to speech 3 times a week and Occupational Therapist (OT) once a week. They haven't diagnosed him specifically yet but the running theme seems to be Autism. So for the past year or so he has been on a complete terror. He's broken numerous things (toys, household items and even the house itself at times), he climbs on everything and i do mean everything (chairs, stove, counters), he hits and kicks my husband and I and he seems to be getting worse as time goes on. I'm not sure if I'll get flack for this or not but I have spanked him (never hard enough to leave marks, he laughs when i do it) and I'm not really sure what else I can do. He seems to understand the words no and stop but he doesn't listen. I've tried putting him in time out in his room but he either finds a way out or will stay in there till we let him out and starts up again. What can I do to get him to understand he can't be hitting, kicking, climbing on the stove or anything else for that matter or destroying everything we own? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't have anyone to talk to about this stuff really so i figured I would try here. Thanks in advance and I can answer any questions.