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U of A study looks at how families with autistic children deal with aggressive behaviour

from Edmonton Journal

When Madeline Rainey's son lashed out at school, the default punishment was a three-day suspension. Her son, who was eventually diagnosed with autism, was often physically disruptive and the behaviour had ripple effects. Families with autistic children who display aggressive behaviour often feel isolated and exhausted — in part, because their child's aggression can make it harder to find respite care, according to a small pilot study co-authored by University of Alberta professor Sandra Hodgetts. more

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