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Denise and her husband, Jarid, say their 10-year-old son, Zak’s, behavior is out of control. They claim that Zak has been showing signs of aggression since age 4 and that his anger and daily temper tantrums have become progressively worse since he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder two years ago.
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“When Zak’s mad, he gets very strong,” says Jarid, noting that his son has bitten Denise and punched her in the face.
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Denise says, “Zak has gotten so violent, three different times I’ve had to call the police.”