We are finally making headway. Little guy went to a dr and she listened. We are starting testing with U of M. After a ton of tears, videos and melt downs he agreed to getting blood drawn. It was a Christmas Miracle kind of moment. All came back within normal parameters so now we're just waiting on U of M to start calling, from what I understand we are on a very long wait list. Meanwhile we are doing the ADA and the ADOLF for ABA services. I do wonder how ABA will affect us if we get approved for it. Anybody else have their child and half day school so that they can do ABA/other half at home? ABA is only offered in home here. Also people are saying I should go ahead and start SSI but I still feel like I don't have "the concrete" and I'm not even sure that there is such a thing. We've been needing Services since he was 2 years old. He is almost 7 now. Do they look at school do they look at Medical or combination thereof or do they have their own testing all together? I honestly feel really wore out. It's like I have a meeting or an appointment or some homework to do regarding my son at least three and a half days a week from here out. I'm not even sure how people do this and still maintain a life outside the home. I have been living on savings and child support in order to be able two start on a path for him. When I was working prior I was never really able to even help out taking care of my kids much less attend appointments. So if we do ABA that's going to solidify a portion of my day where it will require me to be home every day of the week (right? ). When I wasn't home and bringing in the bacon so to speak, I feel a lot of things that should have been done weren't able to be at such a crucial developmental time. Dr is thinking polyphagia, atypical autism, autism high functioning, anxiety disorder or in that Realm. we are still eating more than we need to but now he understands that he's not eating wheat products. Since he is very much a creature of habit the bringing breakfast, lunch and snack to school has almost fed THAT. He's even started desiring taking the same Foods to school everyday.