Good morning to all. I stumbled upon this site and began reading. I decided to sign up to be able to respond, but more so to read other's advice. I have absolutely no idea what all of the acronyms represent, like difficult child, husband, easy child, ..., so before I get started maybe someone could send me a link to study all the codes, so I won't sound too inexperienced. I became so depressed and felt so hopeless tonight that I typed into my search bar this statement: "I have a 15 yo special needs son who refuses to go to school , mom is all alone and desperate. Need help." This forum was the first on the list. I like what I've read so far. I have lost all my friends because of my son, he commands almost all of my time. I feel like I'm on a sinking ship in the middle of the ocean, and I'm sending out a may day. My son is ODD, unipolar, ADHD, Asperger's, anxiety relating to any major or unforseen change, minor tourettes (tics and twitching), learning disabilities, emotional problems, and non-existent executive functioning skills. The list goes on, I'll save more for the next post. Hope some of you can show me the ropes. This may just turn out to be my saving grace. I haven't had adult company in over 2 years, and feel completely isolated. I really enjoyed reading many of your posts and I feel I am in the right place. Holla back anyone!!