My difficult child will rip social stories to shreds, takes suggestions for social interactions and ignores them~says he 'doesn't care'~or completely (and rudely) rebuffs the teacher/parent. I do think people (including me) have been trying to 'fix' his deficits for so long, he just can't stand to hear it anymore. ......and yet, he is so socially out of it most of the time, he will stick his tongue out at the principal when greeted, spit at the teacher who asks him how his day was or responds to the comment "have a nice weekend" with "have a terrible weekend". This cannot be punished away...if it could, believe me, it would be gone. It cannot be reasoned away either (he will stick his fingers in his ears and close his eyes and make nonsense noises if you try to talk to him about it). How do you help someone who doesn't seem to want to be helped??