My oldest difficult children teacher from last year called today. We had a bunch of problems with new administration this year and a bunch of faculty left and we transferred our kids to a new school. He was one to leave. I have always loved this guy, he taught my oldest easy child too. He is very involved with the kids, goes to their games outside of school when invited, gives them hugs every day as they leave. He has always seemed so great. Well he called today to wish all the boys a great new school year this year and I filled him in on the new diagnosis for my oldest difficult child. His reply was, ya, I kinda thought he was showing signs of that. WHAT?!?!? Why didn't he say something? I considered us close, even friends. We communicated via personal email often. He is about 60-65 yrs old, his wife has cancer and his youngest is a senior this year. We talk about all kinds of stuff and when administration went south he would share his feelings about things without crossing any lines with his job. But when it comes to my son he didn't tell me he saw aspergers? Before I came to this forum all I knew of aspergers was what I'd seen on Boston Legal. If he knew my son and seemed to want to help him, why wouldn't he tell me his thoughts? I wish there were a way to get this into teachers heads. I wonder if there are doctors who would come speak to teachers at a school? I'm just amazed at how little they know and if our PE coaches, Art Teacher, Music Teacher, Librarian and classroom teachers all met up with our Special Education teachers, I think more kids would be diagnosed properly and earlier. Why wouldn't they want to diagnose them and get them the help they need? Especially the regular classroom teachers who are dealing with all the behavioral problems. Their day would be so much better if they just knew the best way to deal with different diagnosis. I'm just so flusterd, I don't know, upset, confused, frustrated.