Greetings All I have been following these forums daily for over FIVE YEARS and finally decided to introduce myself. I am the mother of two children. My easy child has a bit of a difficult child streak in her lately, but she is 17. I feel like I already know many of you and decided that I should contribute to the forum as well instead of just lurking. My difficult child is my dear 15 year old son who is diagnosed with autism. He is high-functioning. He generally does pretty well but also has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which most of the time is harder to deal with than his autism. Currently, we have an excellent IEP in place (we just had a renewal conference earlier in the school year so this is very current). We are very lucky that we don't have to argue or fight for services for our DS. He will need help as an adult. I am excited to finally be able to initiate posts and send supportive replies to others.