First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you that were so welcoming to me on this message board. I haven't popped on in a few weeks but, I have wanted to so many times! Many of you on this board and others in our lives had suggested we get our son re-tested for possible aspergers. We met with an autism/aspergers specialist here in our area and her initial diagnosis after meeting with my husband and I was that he may have high-functioning autsim. She met with our son this week and he absolutely connected with her (which is strange because he doesn't connect easily with people like he did with her!). We are going to proceed with some play therapy and meeting with this therapist for a awhile. I think it may take at least one more(?) meeting to confirm her diagnosis. Such a blessing to know and move forward with appropriate treatment and support. Here is where I need some advice/support... With the new diagnosis, I decided to be proactive and contact our school counselor to let her know the new diagnosis and see what (if anything) can be done for our son moving into Jr High. (((A little background... this is his first year on a 504 and quite honestly, I don't think its done too much for him. I do not hold the teacher responsible because there is only so much a laid-back teacher can do with 30+ kids in his class. There is only 3 weeks of school left and then my son is sent off to jr high))) Long story short, the counselor has been making me feel like I am inconveniencing her, the teacher, and the jr high counselor. ugh. I asked to set-up a meeting to discuss possible changes to his 504 and see what else we can implement into his learning experience. I completely respect that we are at the end of the school year and everyone is "shutting down". But, my son's gift doesn't shut down and moving into jr high is HUGE for any kid! SOOOOOO... I would love to hear your experiences, thoughts, advice on how to proceed with the school and what steps I can take to advocate for my son because they won't. This is all so new to us and we are still learning what this new diagnosis means so any advice would be welcomed. Thank you, new friends!