My son was diagnosed with bipolar when he was three. He has been newly diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) high functioning Autism. Currently he is in a substantially seperate classroom for children with behavioral issues and has an IEP under Emotionally Disturbed. I am wondering would it be better for him to get him classified under Autism? In my state he would be eligable for that because any Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) diagnosis fits. Would it matter which one as far as accomodations goes? What about placement in special schools, because it has been recomended by the psychiatrist at the hospital that he is at that he won't make it in a regular public school and would do better in a school for Autistic children. The problem with that is there are only a select few Autism schools in my state which are all over an hour drive. I would not want to put him through that drive each day. There is a school in the next town over for children with social emotional and behavioral problems that I believe he would be a good fit for. In this case should I just leave his IEP classification as Emotionally Disturbed?