Autism Hints and Tips Tips for Handling Mild Compulsive or Self-Injurious Behavior Share Pin Email More in Autism Hints and Tips Basics Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Causes Asperger's Syndrome Adult Autism Children and Autism Applied Behavioral Analysis School and Summer Options Teens and Autism Support for Parents Positive Living Autism and Family Life Glossary View All Updated April 20, 2016 Mild compulsive or self-injurious behavior can be difficult to control in a child with autism. Communication is key. Here's what you should know. Up Next Up Next Video Understanding Autism Up Next Video What are Some Autism Therapies? Up Next Article Is There Such a Thing as "Autistic Behavior?" What Is It? Up Next Article Who Should Test for Autism, and What Tests Should They Use?