Hello All! My difficult child had his testing begin yesterday for the Autism part of the testing completed with the neuropsychologist. I must say....I am officially confused. To back up...his current main symptoms are: - Extreme pickiness towards food (will only eat certain things) - Gets very upset in any changes in his perceived schedule of the day's events. If there is a change in our schedule suddenly (going out to eat instead of home or needing to run to the grocery store for something) he gets upset and cries or gets angry. - Avoids eye contact with everyone, and even in most still photos. - Gets very angry when things are not his way..wants things how he wants them when he wants them. The neuropsychologist after the appointment pulled my husband and I into a room and said she does not feel he has any form of Autism or Aspergers...that he was able to converse normally and even told a couple of jokes..okay fine. I asked her about the eye contact issue. She said she didn't notice it at all. I then said that a therapist (later we found out she was a physician's assistant) told us that she had tried to make eye contact with him at least 40 times and he wouldn't/couldn't do it. She said, well there seemed to be a disagreement there. Umm yeah!?! How can something like this not be noticed at all!?! My mom has noticed it, I have pictures of him doing it (looking more toward someone's chest/chin instead of right at the camera lense), my husband and I both noticed it and a previous "expert" noticed it. How could something like this be overlooked. Ugh. Anyway...there is more testing scheduled for Tuesday. I know for certain they are doing a WISC IV (IQ) test, and likely a Delis Kaplin (executive functioning) test. There may be others, but these 2 are likely. My confusion arrives at what exactly are these tests for...what are they now looking for? I don't mind testing, but I do mind paying hundreds of dollars for testing that is not geared toward finding any answers. They do feel he shows some Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) tendancies because my son told the neuropsychologist that he obsesses over cars (drawing them in particular) and counting things...cars in particular. The neuropsychologist told me that maybe this is just his personality...he may be a "type A" type of inflexible child. I don't get it! How can a "normal" child CHOOSE as part of their "normal" personality to be so unhappy in their own skin? If anyone has any insights as to what types of diagnosis these tests actually screen for, or well...any thoughts whatsoever, I would appreciate it. I am just in a state of confusion at this point! HAHA!! Thanks and have a great day!