So, as I am writing through Matt and my life, I am on the time period when Matt was four and he was tested. This was 1994, and the diagnosis came back as NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). His verbal IQ was something like 135 and performance something like 115. In 1994 the diagnosis of AS was not around, and truthfully the diagnosis NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) meant nothing to me at the time. I did not understand how to help him exactly, nor did anyone tell me. He was tested at 6, with the same diagnosis, with the addition of disorganized sometimes delusional thinking and possible early onset bi-polar. He had a neuropsyche at 10 where they ruled out AS because he was social, read social queues, made eye contact, and had empathy - but everything else fit. So they still they kept the NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). Once in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) I think everyone stopped caring about testing - and none was done. At the end of 2 years they started pushing it, but I think it was because they were looking for a personality disorder, which I am sure he has, but I really don't need a label for - thank you. So I have heard here on the posts or somewhere that NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) and AS are the same thing? And then I heard someone say that NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) is now Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)? Can anyone enlighten me? None of the doctors ever mentioned Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) to me. The NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) really came into play at school where he could do not do "performance" type things well, as in math, or reading comprehension. He also has dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and dyslexia, so that did not make it easier. Anyway, SO much has changed in the last 15 years with all of this, I would just like to make sure that if someone every reads my book (hope, hope) that I have all of the right terminology and can truly help and enlighten and not confuse.