I have something I could use some help with. As many of you know early testing showed that manster did not have AS/Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This was when he was 8 and the Autism Reseach hospital gave him a diagnosis of ADHD, Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) oh and tics. We accepted that for a couple years before maturity and research on my part clearly indicated this was inaccurate. It's a long story but we've never had a second official evaluation to give us the label. To get it I will have to subject manster to another battery of tests at this same hospital which is the only one our insurance covers. I'm sure they would confirm it at this point but I'm not sure I want to put him through it again. The reason I say that is because manster does not want to accept it himself. He wants no part of special accommodations and gets angry and upset if I suggest them. For many years I have talked about aspergers and pointed out people we know with the diagnosis that he likes. He knows what it is but he refuses to believe it has anything to do with him. I have had this same discussion with a young man at work that I'm sure is AS, he's actually a poster child for it. When I first talked about it with him he thought I might be right and went to some meet ups and because these others were way less functioning than him he refused to associated with them or the diagnosis. He told me he would rather be perceived as wierd than to have a label that would remove all doubt that he was different. So do I let manster figure it out on his own or do I insist upon another evaluation for confirmation? He already has a 504 and so far it's been enough but with the upcoming challenges of middle school what if it isn't? Any suggestions appreciated.