An update on my difficult child. After careful consideration, we now suspect that our difficult child has AS and possibly some type of anxiety disorder. Our pediatrician referred us to a few specialists who could not help us. The Occupational therapist would only see patients with a current diagnosis, the neuropsychologist department would only see those with a known brain injury, and the autism center could not get us in for an appointment for another year. Currently, he we have set up an appointment for an evaluation in October with a psychologist who specializes in autism. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of the matter, because the evaluation will be costly, and our insurance does not cover any services related to autism. I talked with the school, and they have not been very helpful. I asked the counselor to speak with my child about his fear of school, because he cries and begs to stay home from school while at home and daycare. I was told that she would not speak with him unless he displayed problems at school. I think it's ridiculous, and a cop out. It's like me saying, I can't help you if he has problems at school, because he isn't having problems at home. Bottom line, they aren't going to be of much help to me. I am waiting to figure out what comes of his private evaluation before I ask for official school testing. I know you guys will probably think that I should write to the school now, but I don't think it will make much of a difference. I guess I am a little pessimistic, and worn down. I feel bad that I can't fix things, or control the situation. It just seems like his behavior at home is getting worse, and it just all of the energy out of me. He has been stealing shamelessly, he has been telling serious lies (he told my husband that I punched him in the face while I was at his daycare), he has threatened to hurt me, and today he tried to jump out of a moving car during a tantrum. I just hope that we get a diagnosis in October, because we really NEED help. Any words of advice will be truly appreciated!