Finally, THE evaluation we had been waiting for for soooo long (cancelled over and over because of several misfortunes...). He is a new Doctor in the area. He's coming from a SC University and has over 10 years of experience dxing AND writing plan for autistic kids (although he can diagnosis all kinds of issues). I shared my concerns about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) being ruled out too soon. He seemed to understand and assured me that it was NOT ruled in his mind even if one previous evaluation said so. He also said that he will do A LOT more than just giving us a diagnosis. He will make a plan with us in order for V to acquire the lacking skills, design a learning program according to his specific learning style. V is his first patient in the area, hopefully it will bring us luck! (yeah, I know luck has nothing to do with it! just trying to be optimistic). He highlighted the importance of having the correct interpretation of V's actions and behaviors. That some things might appear insignificant but in fact are not. I so hope we are in good hands! That will take the better part of our day, but I'm looking forward to it. After reading V's school assesment, how can one deny there is a problem?? He consistantly test with 1 year delay and sometimes 2 years delay (mainly social stuff). A couple of areas are on track. They assessed 38 areas. That is pretty comprehensive. And yet the teacher keeps on telling everyone that "everything is fine" (the assistant does not agree and told me she is actively working on social skills). I will bring that assesment along on Tuesday. Ok, needs to relax and patiently wait for Tuesday. Any tips? (ps: I am keeping a small journal of thoughts and events on V and will bring it with me).