People living with Autism may display aggression or violent outbursts as they may not have the ability to communicate their needs.
This can be extremely challenging for the caregiver.
Caregivers may need to protect themselves and other family members from physical violence. Such behaviours also affect the emotional and mental well-being of the caregiver and other family members.
Examples of aggressive outbursts may include but are not limited to: kicking, biting, hitting, destruction of property, threatening behaviours, spitting, shouting, throwing objects, harming oneself or harming other people.