I am the step father of a 12 yr. old boy who was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of 5 I have been with him for all of time time, at lately it is getting bad. He has always had little qwerks, but lately he is becoming increasingly more violent. He is now often uncontrollable no matter what you try, I have tried nice, I have tried stern and I have treid plain old iron fist. Nothing seems to work, for instance we were at a wedding reception this weekend and granted as many of you know that children with Aspergers have and icreasingly hard time in large groups of people, but he was out of control at one point even grabbing a steak knife and trying to sneak off with it I cought him and he became irate with me and did the old finger across the neck slash to me. I am quite literaly at my witts end, to compound things we have a 1 yr. old baby at home and I am getting worried. He speaks of his father who, has been in prison for the last year and generally a non factor in his and his older brothers life for the duration. I guess my question is or my frustration is I just dont know what to do and I am looking for an glimer of hope for this child and myself. His behavior sets the tone for the whole house and its never a good tone it is always somthing, soemone pursecuting him. I am open to any and all suggestions, programs for troubled kids, schools for kids with Aspergers, anything somthing. Thank you inadvance for any help you may be able to provide.