I'm getting the hang of all the abbreviations! I was hoping to get a little more information following up on my first post here about the struggles I'm going through with-my daughter. A lot of you here feel that because she has ADHD plus anxiety, plus ODD, and because she is completely hung up on "fairness" issues (her teacher mentioned it to me, and we deal with-this a lot at home), that she might be on the spectrum. My question, and please forgive my ignorance, is what difference does it make? Do you take different medications if it's Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) instead of ADHD + anxiety + ODD? We have already started the process of getting her a 504 plan at school and they're totally on board with-it. So, if the medications are the same and the school accomodates, does it matter what her diagnosis is? She definitely is not autistic. I have looked at several sites, and it's possible she's a mild Asperger's, but of course, that diagnosis is not going to be recognized for much longer anyway. Anyway, I'm just wondering if there's something different you would be doing if she is diagnosis'ed as somewhere on the spectrum as opposed to her current diagnosis. I am planning on looking into the neuropsychologist for both my kids, but just want to try to get them situated with-the medications before I go adding something else into the mix. As a side note, we're just over a week on Risperdal and while there is a lot of improvement, there's still plenty of room for things to get better. I meet with-the psychiatrist on Thursday and I suspect he's going to add in and ADHD medication? He hinted at that when we first met with-him. Maybe that'll make things one step better. Praying at least that it will. I have to admit, I think this board is absolutely fabulous, but a part of me is feeling even more depressed than before reading up on everything here.