My son has a pdd-nos diagnosis but I'm 99.99% certain he would be diagnosed with co-morbid ADHD. The ADHD is actually, probably, more severe severe than the autism spectrum for him.
Anywhere he goes, outside the home, he becomes extremly hyperactive and impulsive.
I really don't know if it's "normal" for ADHD to get worse outside the home?? I mean he's got issues at home too but the hyperactive part is "more" outside.
I also don't know how to respond. Nothing we do--before or after events--seems to affect any change the next time. I imagine he's one of those kids who, when the adult in charge sees him walk in, they sigh that he's there.
He never stops moving or talking. He doesn't have volume control (I think this is more ASD). He intends to..but he can't seem to remember/control himself. Even when I'm with him reminding him he just can't seem to stop for more than the few seconds following my reminder.
He does worse things. The last time we visited my parents he took a box of clippings my mom had and threw it down the steps with glee. I just don't get him. It's like he doesn't think. Afterward he's sorry and regretful. At events he will just take off running--not even thinking about where he's going or who he might knock down. Tonight he went up to the teacher and grabbed her book and ran away apparently I could go on but you get the picture. My other child isn't like this. I really don't think it's parenting.
I have been working on him on expected behavior and controlling himself and then he gets in a situation and seems to forget it all or not have the control not to follow through on his impulses.
What does that sound like? What should I do? I'm really feeling down.