I have two Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) kids in the house. I kind of knew it but it has never been "official". therapist (Ph.D. psychologist) shared her findings with easy child/difficult child and me today. difficult child 2 (formerly easy child/difficult child) "presents with several indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), namely . . . . . and does not meet the diagnostic threshhold for even an Asperger's diagnosis. At this time, difficult child 2 can be confidently diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified as well as the initial diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder .......". That made sense to me but it was hard to hear my suspicions made official. Then I asked her "is there any diagnosis that explains why, in the last 1-2 months, both of my boys seem to be "regressing" at an almost daily rate?" Her response was, with a grin and a nod, "yes. It's called puberty." Gotta love her. She also informed me that my gray hairs will multiply and I might even go bald on occasion. She IS funny but I almost felt disheartened that things might not get much better anytime soon. She is going to refer difficult child 2 to county human services for social skills services and maybe even some respite for me. Yay?!? Kind of a mixed bag so why do I feel so .... I don't know...... sad?