My son is 8 years old & in the 3rd grade. He was diagnosis'd with ADD when he was 6 years old and in the 1st grade. When he was a baby he always had ear infections/tubes and his speech was a little delayed. He is in speech therapy now. He has always done well in school (A/B honor roll) but this year his teacher has called me on a regular basis expressing her concerns with him. I see the things that he does and I know that he has problems. I'm becoming a nervous wreck. He is impulsive, short attention span and so on from the ADD. He is little for his age and very skinny (always been that way) and he has a hard time making friends. he plays well with little kids but not in his own age group. he's an only child & content playing by himself. Recently he has become very arguementative. Hateful but not violent. The school psychiatrist expresses her concern for autism because he has the following characteristics: rather play by himself, interested in complex subjects like the news, weather, space and so on, talks randomly about things no one else is interested in, rather talk to adults than his peers, doesn't like to make eye contact, struggles with reading comprehension. It's a list. The other thing is that he does take Taekwondo. He does well in it. He is distracted sometimes but does well. He can memorize that patterns & forms he has to learn. Someone else mentioned ODD. He's being tested by Vanderbilt next month but should I be concerned until then? I'm being broken down by a child and it's not a great feeling. I've accepted that he's different & I've tried to change the way I parent to the fact that some things he does is beyond his control. but I'm at a loss on what to do now.