I recently discovered just 2 days ago that my 4 yr old son who has been seen by numerous doctors that would say he is Autistic outloud, but would never give an actual diagnosis of Autism.... Time after time, doctor after doctor, they would write down their little ICD-9 codes for ADHD, meanwhile we are pulling our hair out, over and over, we know he's Autistic, we know he's ODD, we knew he had major sensory issue, but for the love of MEDICATION, why aren't they diagnosing him autistic???? For those who do live in Florida, and those of you that don't, and all who had no idea, like myself, my son has been on Florida Medicaid, Medipass for two years, I'm a single Mom who has recently put myself through nursing school to have a better life for my children. As I was giving the new insurance information to the Children's Treatment Center for my son's Doctor, I had asked, Why do all the doctors say he's Autistic but we have an ADHD diagnosis??, the nice lady on the other line stated to me, because your son was on Medicaid, we give a ADHD diagnosis, because Medicaid will not cover and treat Autism, ARE YOU SERIOUS????? But she gladly pointed out now, that I have Aetna, I'd probably have the diagnosis of his REAL PROBLEM and not the pretend one that has been baffeling me for 2 yrs now....If anyone else is in the situation that I have encountered, I think we need to go to our state reps., and make it known that Autism is something that is treatable and needs more attention, we shouldn't have to have a blanket diagnosis to get the help our children need and deserve, just because sometimes we are less fortunate and at times need the help of the state. If an alcoholic, or a drug abuser can get state insurance and be covered and treated why can't Autistic children be covered, this sets my hair on fire!!!!!!!