Dealing with autism and violence - looking for suggestions

My 11 year old grandchild has been diagnosed with Autism (many years ago). He is becoming increasingly violent in the home, car and in school. His psychiatrist is trying different medications and dosages to help him calm down during the day and sleep at night. He is up every night, completely destroying his room, and defecates, smearing feces on everything imaginable. His mom is ill and there are two siblings in the home who can't sleep at night and awaken to their mom, in tears trying to clean up feces at 3 or 4 a.m. Is there any item on the market that she can safely and legally use to keep him in bed? I am not sure how much longer she can cope.

He has punched, hit, kicked teachers and children and sent a few to hospital, they even had to evacuate his class room to keep the other children in his special needs class safe.

She has accessed every possible type of assistance from IBI therapy, to one on one workers and nothing is working. So far she has refused to have him institutionalized, but I don't know how much longer she can cope with terminal cancer, a 3 year old and a teenager.

Is there any one out there that has found some type of apparatus that will keep him at least in bed?

Thanks for reading, a concerned gramma.

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melatonin may help sleep
by: Anonymous

my autistic granddaughter was up all night until we found melatonin 1/2 hour before bed let her sleep through the night. Still researching violent behavior.

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Therapies
by: Anonymous

Try ECT , electroconvulsive treatment or TMS magnetic treatment, there are cases where they help lower aggression in autism , though they may cost , I believe that it's worth it for a better life

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Maybe try...
by: Anonymous

I am not sure about if it would work in this specific case but you could try a weighted blanket and a tranquilizer of some sort? Maybe ask the Dr for a sleep medication and slip it in some food/drink.

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