My six year old has been in special needs preschool and K. I never though he was classic autistic but very impulsive, the teachers always said he had a "sensory disorder". He is significantly speech delayed. He started Ritalin and I think he is doing better on it. He has started echolalia and is often confused and not in the game. Just not with it. He is staying back in K. He has a twin sister who is doing fine. I finally got him into a local institute for Autism testing tomorrow. I am scared. I am staying up nights worrying what his life will be like what the outcome will be and angry that I hadn't done more for him. I have always had him in early intervention but I found out from the other moms that there are lots of other things out there I could get for him. This summer, as last summer, he did not qualify for ESY services which I now found out I should have fought due to social delays. He has trouble making friends. He is very loving, not detached, never lines anything up, plays very creatively (especially with legos) and just started doing the odd talking (nonsense, things from tv etc.) and scared of what to expect. I just started behavioral therapy for him and he is doing well. He is still often confused. His older brother was like him in many ways, minus the extreme speech delay and agressive showing. His older brother is verbally inappropriate though, which my six year old can't do. I just am looking for some support. husband has his head in the sand for a change. My family is also not very supportive. I am ready to cry. It is a two hour evaluation for starters. Also wondering why I was told Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified (which per the internet is autism) is not the diagnosis I want.