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the service user doesn't have to pay a penny because he has not got the capacity to understand what he has done.
It was just a major blip on his part and with his autism he can just see red and go mental because he can not release the stress he builds up like we do.
We do great work we take the guys who no one wants because they are so challenging and the guy in question used to have 6 or 7 major incidents a week and we have got it down to only maybe one a month.
a colleague was sort of trapped/froze and I went in to get her and got a whack on the way out.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: DeathSlayer
Dude I can't go into details but it is obvious you know nothing of what I do or the people I look after and help everyday.
Sometimes high on the autistic scale can not release stress like we do, they do not understand social happenings especially in their familys which we would shrug off and accept.
It does boil over often but we are trained to help the guys calm down and help them understand and cope with what they are feeling.
Some are massive dudes in their prime and an autistic dude can have superhuman strength and sometimes they need to release their stress and do hit out and kick off, we are trained to restrain them and 99% of the time it is successful but sometimes we get hurt.
His reason was nothing to do with the service or any of us support workers it was an outside influence we had no control over we attempting to calm him down using known methods but his stress was too much and he went ballistic. Mistakes were made I think as people did freeze for a split second but it happens we are only human.
The good thing was he is fine and has promised me a milkshake.
Oh and cool you think everyone on ATS wants to beat me up lol
We are supposed to vacate everyone and lock him in and call the police but a colleague was sort of trapped/froze and I went in to get her and got a whack on the way out.