I know my son has a gamut of emotions inside of him, but, unless he is talking about his obsession , he speaks in a monotone. He is not depressed. If you ask him, he'll shrug and say, "Nah, I'm average." I wonder how many of our ASD kids have this flat demeanor when they speak. It's no wonder they get misdiagnosed with other things, such as depression. BTW, we already started th e ball rolling to get him services as an adult so that he can have a rich and fulfilling life in spite of needing some help for his lack of "life skills" as they call it. Anyhooooo...what about your Aspergers, PDD-NOS, or autistic kiddo?