Hi everyone, this is my first time writing on here. For the last two years, my 8 year old ASD son has been sleeping in my bed and I have to move him back into his when he's fast asleep. That is now becoming a problem as he is very tall and isn't the lightest of children and I'm struggling to carry him. Every time I try to put him into his bed so he can watch tele before sleep, he looks petrified and will not stay in his room, however when he wakes up in there in the morning, he is absolutely fine? 
Has anybody ever been through this before and if so how did you get your child back into their own beds? My son is limited verbally and refers to my bed as his, so I continually tell him that it is 'mummy's bed' and then proceed to point to his bed and repeat that is 'Callum's bed' but during the day, he will put his teddies in there so that he thinks he cannot go in there. 

I am at my wits end with what to do. I don't want to traumatise my son, but I also cannot allow him to stay in my bed any longer. 
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and upsetting situation. I could try to give you advice from my perspective, but I can see that this is an ASD based issue. I suggest you look through the National Autistic Society website for their advice, and you can also contact them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday - Friday 10 am - 3 pm). If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
A couple suggestions, first is purchase a fantastic whimsical starry night light type
of illumination that shines on ceiling isn’t too bright etc., one that will captivate his attention at bedtime. For his room only! If he’s in his bed
it goes on, and only If he stays in that bed! If you can place it where he can not reach it, then you are in control. 
If he enjoys books, find book with your bedtime situation, child that goes to bed in their room etc! Read it after bath at bedtime! 
Also if he has a stuffed animal I’d make sure he learns about putting 
the animal in ‘his’ bed...make one out of shoe box with covers etc whatever size? And patience obviously! Be firm though! Good luck!