KATIE Price has opened up about the “crisis” that meant disabled son Harvey had to go to a residential college.
The 42-year-old star said the 18-year-old would smash up the cars that came to take him away and even attacked drivers.
Harvey was born with the rare disorder septo-optic dysplasia, which affects brain function, hormones and vision, plus autism.
Speaking on Radio 4‘s Women’s Hour today, Katie said: “The crisis point was the point that my windows were getting smashed every morning because he wanted to be with me.
“He knew, because he was big and strong, that he’d smash a window and then the driver wouldn’t have him in the car because he’d go and smash the windscreen of the car, or he’d start attacking the driver.
“He’d do that because he knew if he did that, he’d be at home with me because they wouldn’t take him to school.”
She added that the family were often woken by hungry Harvey as he went through the kitchen looking for food in late-night “parties for one”.
The star said: “He wakes everyone up at night – it’s always disturbed sleep. In the morning it looks like he’s had a party for one.
“He raids cupboards to find whatever food he can find.”
Katie added: “He’s been waking the kids up all the time and he’d go for the kids. You don’t want them worried. It was a crisis.”
However she added: “It’s very challenging but also very rewarding but I would not change him for anything.”
The Sun revealed last week that Harvey will be moving to a residential college. He will still be allowed home at weekends and Katie can visit.
Mum-of-five Katie said: “It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey.
“We have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.
“This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.
“I’m trying to get him used to me not being there all the time. But he’ll call on his iPad and say, ‘Mum, I need you’, and I run to him.
“When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids.
“When he goes to college he will learn to be an adult. He says now, ‘Mummy, I’m not a boy, I’m a man.’”