Although a (mainstream) teacher, I'm posting for advice regarding my son, in the hope someone can help. My 12 year old son was diagnosed ASC/ADHD aged 6 and has been successfully educated in a mainstream primary school. However, 12 months ago, he began having increasing difficulties coping in a classroom, and by Easter was permanently 1-1 with at least 1 TA in a separate room. His mental health has deteriorated alongside this, and there have been threats of suicide, threats to harm/kill others, and there have been a number of episodes where he has completely lost it and hurled furniture around - although he has not intentionally actually hurt anyone. After consultation with many professionals, we assumed this huge change was brought on by fear of SATs, transition to High school, and now also the onset of puberty. He is on medication for his ADHD, for sleep and now on an anti-psychotic drug which is supposed to be reducing his anxieties. He began at a mainstream High school last Sept but this has been unsuccessful. He started last week in a very small unit for a 6 week assessment period so that the Authority can work out a suitable long term setting. This has also been unsuccessful - and it seems unlikely that he will be allowed to continue there. I have no strategies left to deal with this, and neither, it seems, does anyone else. I have had to give up work as he spends more time at home than in school, and the knock on effect of these issues is affecting the whole family. His anxiety levels are consistently at a high level. He 'deals' with his anger/frustration/fear by screaming. He is incapable of seeing anyone else's point of view. Although he can be calmed down sometimes, it only takes a tiny issue to send him back into his uncontrolled behaviour. Of course, I appreciate some of these traits are down to his ASC, but strategies which have worked in the past are no longer successful. Does anyone have experience of dealing with anything like this? I really can't see a way forward. CAMHS appears to be clutching at straws and trialling ways of dealing with him but nothing seems to be having any effect. Thanks, and apologies for the long post.