My son is 5 years old, diagnosed Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified Residual / ADHD Hyperactive & Impulsive type. He is in a general education class with 20 children and a 1:1 aid who is not certified special education. I demanded the aid see a certified Special Education teacher one time a week for consultation and training, so that is a victory... At school he is getting services of Occupational Therapist (OT), PT, and Social Skills class, run by a certified Behaviorist. He is not surviving well in this setting. Since day 1 of school he has had many hitting altercations, and trying to bite the aid, etc. A few hitting other kids, and 2 visits to the Principal's office. I am lucky it hasn't been more. I took him into the Pediatric Neurologist, she recommended Intuniv. In the past he has tried Risperadone. It worked like a charm, but the side effects of cancer, and lactation, (even in males) leaves a great big lump in my throat, so we took him off right away. Does anyone have advice on a child who has been on intuniv? I am curious about side affects, and about long term use. Does anyone have a child (5 years old) who has had success treating ADHD with other medications? Anxiously awaiting responses.