My son has just been diagnosed with atypical aspergers. Basically, this kid needs help and aspergers is the closest diagnosis that she can come up with. It isn't a close fit, but close enough. The psychiatrist especially wants him to take social skills classes, in the school if possible but he needs to take them SOMEWHERE. He is not picking up social cues or body language at all. Social skills is his most aspie trait. So far so good. Until I spoke to the school. (sigh). Special Education. says that this is a team decision to make (he has a 504). Well, this team has been pretty good. Except that the interventions that the lady in Special Education suggests does not sound appropriate. For instance, the lady in the Special Education department says that it is most effective to work with the child in a class setting. Having him help the teacher, and such. That way, he can practice what he is being shown how to do. Well, that's OK for class, but I don't see how this will teach him how to interpret body language. And, I don't really know what to ask for instead. I don't know enough. Has any of your aspie kids had social skills classes? What was effective? I likely have a week to come up with a game plan as everyone is busy with registration. That's good. That means that I can get the ball rolling before anyone else does. I think that the Special Education plan is likely to be too narrow in scope: Jack struggles in ALL social situations, not just the classromm routines! Most of the people on the 504 team understand my difficult child pretty well; there are only a couple of new faces. The diagnosis of aspergers may be new, but some of his team know my difficult child VERY well, indeed! So, most of the team knows where my difficult child has trouble. I think I have a pretty good chance of getting a good plan implemented, if I can come up with something good BEFORE someone who does not know him sells her plan to the team.