Dylan has an appointment with his pediatrician at the end of this month. The school has agreed to document any behavioral problems that occur to assist us with an accurate diagnosis. The problem is - I want the diagnosis so that he can get an IEP for things like individual tutoring (He works better one on one) or avoidance of certain overly stressful situations. I also want him to start recieving speech and Occupational Therapist (OT) through the public school system so that I don't have to drive him 30 miles away. I do NOT want him medicated simply because there is no reason for it. We can manage Dylan's meltdowns by anticipating the potential triggers and reasoning with him (sometimes until I'm blue in the face, but it almost always works). Showing him unconditional love and forgiveness when forgiveness is due and respecting his wants and needs has brought him from his former status of Holy Terror to Child with Behavioral Issues. Family members often compare how he was a few years ago and are amazed at how much better he is. I actually have hope that he may grow up to live a happy, normal life. It seems like there is a pill for everything these days, but I want to know if there is any chance of getting a diagnosis for behavior management strategies the school can use to keep him at bay without the aide of medications that have the potential to change my little boy into someone else.