a serious consideration of the autistic spectrum/Aspeberger's/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified diagnosis for wm for years. wm fits the criteria to a tee. I've been brushed off for 5 maybe 6 years with the same story....this is all the Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) & PTSD with a bit ADHD & bipolar in the mix. Saying that, all of the interventions have failed miserably. psychiatrist told me many years back that the treatment wouldn't change ~ I was green enough then plus dealing with multiple crisis's with the tweedles to just swallow that statement. All this time I've been asking for a new neuropsychologist. Now that wm is approaching 16 this is finally being taken seriously. He will be 16 in early July & everyone is scrambling because of wm's inability to function out in the real world. The boy doesn't have a clue. I have a meeting a week from this coming Friday to address this issue. Interestingly enough, while searching for a different therapist for tweedle dum, I ran into a therapist who worked with him in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) ~ she stated she didn't have the background to work with autistic/Asperger's children. I'll push for an answer as wm continues to struggle on a daily basis. In comparison, his twin is very high functioning even tho she requires constant supervision & a boatload of services. Does that sound cynical or just plain ugly? Sorry.