My son is ten years old and has a current diagnosis of Autism. Five years ago it was PDD/NOS. I am at a loss as to what to do. We've tried different therapies, homeschooling, punishment and reward. You name it we've tried it. Except for medication. I've been reluctant from day one to go down that road. However, it's getting to a point where I feel like that's the only option left. Three days ago he literally broke his desk in half at school. How that's possible I don't know, but it happened none the less. Last year he got to the point that he was hurting his teachers, so I pulled him out of school and home-schooled him for the rest of the year. It was his idea to go back to public school, and everything went fine the first few weeks. However things are escalating now like they do every year. He has yet to hurt anyone this year, but I feel it's only a matter of time. If anyone has any advise about different medications to try that wont turn him into someone else, or any other suggestions, I'd love to hear what you have to say. Thank You.