I’m putting a link up to this blog post because I think it is hugely important.
“Self injurious behaviors (SIBs) are often cited by those who view autism as a tragedy. Their child’s autism causes him to engage in SIBs, and they would do anything to make the autism that causes their child to hurt himself for no apparent reason to go away. Personally, I have been told I am “so high functioning” I cannot possibly understand, but I do understand because I am an autistic who engages in self injurious behaviors.”
Please take the time to read the whole of this short but very enlightening post – Self Injurious Behaviors by By itsbridgetsword