Hello, I was here for a bit, but I withdrew because I was very depressed for a while. I am four days away from completing my Masters and I thought about dropping it because of the stress of helping my older son. So, the news. difficult child was evaluated by the school psychologist. His IQ is in the gifted range, which we knew, but he definitely has social impairment. He has been given a diagnosis of autism (mild) with some ADHD like behaviors. They are discussing how to best serve him with a GIEP given he doesn't need academic help. They are beginning a social skills curriculum in the spring and will place him in it. He'll get to practice with his peers how to behave appropriately. He is also working with an Occupational Therapist (OT) to deal with his writing issues and his sensory overload problems. I think that this is a good diagnosis, as hard as it has been to come to terms with it. There is a wonderful behavior therapist at the school who created a behavior plan for him that has really been working. They have also all admitted that he doesn't really show any defiant behavior, but instead seems completely disconnected from the class, where he hates being in group activities, so will wander off and pick up a book. It's hard to think he is like that at school. At home he is warm, loving and imaginative. He plays with the neighborhood kids and loves doing so. I think it might be more of an issue with the size of crowd rather than with people in general. He has always been a picky eater and hates having his hands dirty. Either way, we have our diagnosis and are applying for the support they have here in PA.