difficult child's spectrum status has been widely debated. A large portion of folks here on the board agree he shows some signs of spectrum disorder. His MD's disagree, saying he is nothing more than severe ADHD. His tdocs also disagree, wavering between spectrum disorder, bipolar, and other possible disorders. *** Wee difficult child gets up in the morning and gets ready for school pretty good. For the most part, the morning routine is the same, but it sometimes varies slightly, and he generally handles it as long as its not completely by suprise. The same with bedtime, we either play legos, read a book, or watch a short show, then he gets changed, etc, and off to bed. Neither is much of an issue. *** Given that change is so hard for him to handle, would you think it is a good idea to "structure" these events into a bonafide step-by-step chart at this point for him to follow, even tho he doesn't have a problem with these "routines", even when they are slightly changed up? Or should I leave these things less concrete and allow the occassional bump in the road with the hopes that it will help him learn to handle small changes?