I have looked at this forum for a few years now, but have never registered or posted anything. I can see that all of you have a great deal of personal experiences to share and I want to share what I have going on so that I can get some insight. I have an almost 14 difficult child who is one of the sweetest, most loving kids you could ever meet. He loves animals and wants to be everyone's friend (but most are not interested in being his friend). I have diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD as well as some anxitey issues. He takes Vyvanse, Prozac and just started Intuniv. The largest problem that we deal with is the fact that he has a terrible time dealing with anger and stress. He feels that there are no solutions to problems other than harming those he is angry at or harming himself. He has never actually done either of these, but I am concerned. His most recent incident, was at the school. He was given a disciplinary action and he says that he "just lost it". Drew pictures of him shooting himself, wrote on another paper that he just wanted to die and then on another paper, made out a list of people he wanted to kill. Teacher caught him, now on home school until he can be assessed. When I ask him about this, he says that he was just angry and just wrote his feelings on paper. (by the way-I have told him in the past to write down his feelings instead of acting out how he is feeling). He is a really good kid. Does what he is supposed to do. Doesn't really care for school but is a C average student, which I can live with. Just can't deal with anger and stress. He always wants to take it to extremes with his response. Personally, I can't stand the school. in my opinion, they do nothing to help with kids who need help. However, my choices for school are limited because we do live in a small area. Does anyone else see this kind of behavior?