We never have discussed difficult child's diagnosis with anyone accept school. We have gotten many a looks over the years. All I could ever think was, if only you could walk in my shoes, one day. Anyway, we have watched many soccer, basketball and baseball games where difficult child just loses it. We have Finaly learned that the more you try to comfort him, talk to him, reason with him, the worse it gets. He was kicked out of Basketball. soccer - had a wonderful great coach for 6 years. The coach would just tell him to go sit with your parents and when you get yourself together you can rejoin the team. It worked. No talking, arguing, reasoning. Never mentioned it in baseball, husband does not think it is anyones business. Well, I did practice this week. I saw difficult child start yelling at a teammate because he missed the ball (difficult child missed)..you know it was all the other kids fault, he threw it and difficult child wasn't ready, blah, blah, blah. I went to the coaches wife who was sitting on the bleechers and asked her if I could speak to her (coach was ..coaching on the field). I told her of difficult child's diagnosis. Told her it is not an excuse, he needs to learn how to handle himself. Told her if coach would try to reason with him in these situations it would get worse. he needs to just regroup and rejoin. She was very thankful and would tell her husband. She said a lot of times they don't know why the kids are so upset so they try to talk to them. I am happy I spoke to her. by the way..excellent coach. First game was Monday night. they lost by one run. difficult child handled himself, strike outs, and loss very good. (he did get a couple hits too). Tuesday night was second game. They won by 9 runs. Excellent game, he handled everything very very good. I was so proud of him. I hope it continues.