My DS (aged 3) is waiting to see a specialist about his quirky behaviour. I can already tell that he will be discharged with a 'few behaviour oddities' as his behaviour is not extreme enough to warrant a proper evaluation. Maybe I am wrong but I somehow doubt it talking to others in my area!! His main problem is his reaction to new places. If I am with him he will just 'act out' but if I have to leave him somewhere new then he freaks out big time. Anyway, today we went to Toys R Us, kids paradise you would think! We get in the door and after 2 minutes he says he wants to go home. He is lying on the floor or dropping onto his knees and if I can distract him with a toy he is OK until we move on. We left the shop and went next door to a sports shop and the same again. I can see that he is worried/concerned and we get this every time we go into a new shop. When he was smaller he would have full blown tantrums but thankfully these have stopped, they are replaced by this unease now. Yet he is OK in our usual familiar supermarket. Can you help explain to me why he is doing this? If its a sensory overload thing how can I help him? Or am I just dealing with a very bored little boy!! He develops tics easily, screwing up his eyes when blinking, saying I love you every 2 mins and whats the time every 2 mins. Its just lots of little mild behaviours really, hard to justify to someone who doesn't know him very well as its not full on in your face if you know what I mean.