Hi! I have a bit of a predicament and I am not sure what to do. I have a ss who is 5 who we only see a couple weeks a year due to living across the country and him not doing well with long stays. The denial comes from the mother of the child. He was assessed for pre K and was told he needed a special education school. She told me that was not going to happen and nothing is wrong with him. Now the gut feeling is mine. Everytime he is with us I feel like he is a little off. Some of the signs I see, rigid hand movements. When he eats with one hand the other fingers are making the movements. He also does the 'I love you' with his fingers all the time (not to say I love you that is just what it looks like). He will put them on his face or just does it, a lot. He speaks very slowly in a raspy voice, almost like it is difficult saying every word. He cries whenever we have taken him to places with a lot of children and we have to remove him to be by himself. He makes eye contact sometimes but not all the time. He is also very behind for going into Kindergarten. I'm not really sure what to do about it because his mom is not willing to even address the issues. Does it even sound like he has issues to address? My neighbor just said he was quirky.