V's social worker never really mentioned what kind of diagnosis she had in mind. Since I had some conflicting feelings about what had been said by other professionals. I only gave her a release for V's general pediatrician. V has been seeing her for 5 months and she wants to switch him to the social group instead of individual therapy as soon as we have it up and running. She thinks it will be more beneficial to him as she is not really getting anywhere in indidual sessions. So anyways, I asked her this week: what would the diagnosis be if you had to give one? She said that V is quite complex but she would lean towards Aspergers, the high functioning end of the spectrum. I asked her if she was confortable with me sharing this info with the school if I thought it was necessary as I have a meeting with them in a couple weeks. She said absolutely, she was standing behind her professional opinion. She actually is looking forward to the results of this special research/university group that specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) treatment and diagnosis. So now, it is the third counselor who believes we are dealing with a very high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) kiddo. The more people get to know V, the more they see that some is off. Now, I'm afraid that the reasearch group will overlook it, just like the other psychologist did in the past. It will be an all day evaluation, but still. I have this fear in me: they won't see it. I know, it's crazy, parents are usually afraid to get such a diagnosis for their kids. I'm like the opposite! I read so many good things about this method. If V is diagnosis by them, he will be a client for life! I so want this for him. And as V gets older, I would say it becomes more apparent to me. His comments ("Why is she talking to me" referring to a little girl his age wanting to chat with him in a little train at a festival), his play (functional play but limited imaginary play, a lot of lining up lately but no meltdown if I say it needs to be cleaned up), his conversation patterns (quite self centered or talks with no purpose but still able to have minimal back and forth if encouraged). Why can't the opinion of the ones who know him best count?