I am new here. My four year old son has recently been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. I am researching all I can and trying to learn about this. He's been evaluated at the school system near our home, and they will recommend a pre-school for him next month (moving soooo slowly).
My question is about tantrums. He just seems to tantrum for almost any reason, with no or very little warning. It doesn't seem to build up at all, just goes from 0 to 60. His tantrums are very violent.
He actually has two kinds of tantrums.
Type 1: The kind I would expect from a 2-3 year old. He will get mad and yell, kick, and hit. Eventually, he'll calm down.
Type 2: Hard to even call a tantrum, I just don't know what to call it. He will get angry at something, like bed time. He starts laughing a very manic laugh, and then starts hitting me. If I walk away from him at all, he will follow me, hitting me and laughing the whole time. It's very disturbing that he is laughing during all this.
I'm wondering if any of this is Asperger's related, or if we are looking at something else.
Thanks so much,