Hi there, I'm new to this forum and am writing to see if anyone else hear has a similar problem (or not as the case may be). Our little boy is 30 months old and appears to be developing normally. My partner is convinced there is something wrong with him because the helpers at his preschool group said today that he ignores them completely when they call his name and he has a habit of dropping toys on the floor on purpose. We have noticed that when we speak to him he doesn't make much eye contact and when we call him by his name he ignores us (mainly my partner - the mum). If i call him and he ignores me i only have to raise my voice and he usually responds right away unlike my partner who he ignores unless she really appears annoyed (angry even) with him. He does drop toys on the floor a lot however i believe he does this as he's testing how resilient they are. It's not like he randomly picks something up drops it then picks up another toy drops it and so forth. It usually happens with toy cars and i've heard him saying 'crash' when the land so i feel this is normal behaviour and i'm happy to be corrected). With the ignoring us part yes he does ignore us however he does respond when you offer him something he may want or desire (ice cream for instance). He does not have any other symptoms that i can recognise, i've looked at dozens of websites looking at autism, adhd etc however he doesn't have hardly any of the symptoms mentioned. He's our first child and we are at a loss, could it be that the pre-school staff are struggling to deal with him ignoring them. We're used to it and i always make a point of correcting him if he ignores me so why does everyone else struggle? Help!!!