Got a phone call from the Autism program (through major university research program) and they want to see us tomorrow. It is kind of a 3 stage process: first fill out forms and send all previous information, the team reveiews it and determine if they want to persue the case. Second, an interview with parent(s) and child which should last about 1.5 hour. Then they decide if they want to go further. Third, very complete autism evaluation that last the whole day with the child only. To conclude, they give an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis or not. V was crying about the long drive (1 hour...) but I'm sure I can relax him with a happy meal! The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) also gave me the written report of the evaluation along with his comments about what the standarized test did not tackle. He wrote that V had very little eye contact during the evaluation. Finally someone who "dares" putting it in writing! I have been saying for a while that his eye contact was off. Yes, he can look at you in the eyes, but he cannot sustain it at all. Or he will look at you from the corner of his eye with his head tilted. How many times a day do I say "V look at me and use your words". I do not think it is normal for his age. All I can say at that point: the file must have raised enough concerns that they want to see us, even though one of the previous evaluation said that V is not Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They probably would not waist their time and money (the program is free for NC residents) if it did not look like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to them. Maybe, someone is going to see what I see? (To his credit, our Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) sees exactly what I see but does not challenge the psychologist who ruled out Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He says "it sure is all the sysmptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), but since it's been ruled out, what else could it be. Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) is to explore"). I'll keep you posted. It will be a long day, again (emotionally).