Lucas has been a very sunny, compliant kid for a long time, but he's not exactly your typical teen with his "odd duck" Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) traits. Lately, he is expressing himself better. When I have to tell him "no" he doesn't freak out or rage, but often he pouts, slams a door, or many even kick a table once or overturn a chair (as long as nobody is in it--he wouldn't hurt anybody). It lasts maybe a few seconds and if I tell him, "Now, Lucas, come on, Sweetie. Please be nice," he stops. Sometimes he'll pout and mumble to himself while he goes to his room. No violence or anything. But he has asked me, "Why do I get so angry?" He must be bothered by his behavior, although, really, it isn't very extreme. I'm wondering if he could benefit from therapy. Can a child with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) benefit from therapy? He doesn't talk about it, but he must know he's different and most of the time he seems content. At school his teachers and the kids love him (I'm not exaggerating). He has a heart of gold, but he MUST know he's got special needs, yet he can't talk about it. And he won't talk about it with a therapist until the therapist has special expertise getting Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) kids to talk. Lucas often can't express himself and speaks one word responses. So who do I turn to? I'm afraid that if I consult a psychiatrist they'll want to put him on medications again, and it's not happening. I don't feel his behavior is serious enough for that. He doesn't seem depressed either. I want to find somebody who understands Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). But who???? Any suggestions? Moms of kids with high functioning autism, what have you done? Since Lucas is getting ready to drive, work, etc. perhaps he needs something to talk to. I'm loathe to trust the Psycologist at school since he had no clue what Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified was. What have you done? Thanks very much in advance. Also, if you WANT to suggest medications, please do. I'm looking for anybody's point of view. Thanks again.