Hi Everyone! I'm wondering if there are any members here who have autistic children... I have a 4 year old who has a speech delay... the last two years have been INSANE with him... well we took him to be evaluated for Autism however the woman who did the testing was in and out within 15 minutes and sent us somewhere else and said ''well maybe he is high functioning I will send you to dr x" ... I'm so frustrated because I feel that the people we have seen so far are pretty much hopeless. Another woman we seen said its highly unlikely (she's the school psychologist) and we went through thsi HUGE questionaire with her... she thinks its just developmental delay and he has quirks... like looking out the corner of his eye at his trains and lining them up... he really only has 3 symptoms; Speech Delay, Lining up his trains and looking at things sometimes from the corner of his eye. Everything else is fine pretty much...well apart from the tantrums BUT he is spoiled rotten (only child) ... he does do weird things though like a few months ago I noticed that he was leaving a chair by the pantry...this happened over the course of a few days...well one day he asked me for a oreo...I opened the pack and noticed he had eaten out ALL the filling from each cookie...pushed them back together again to seal them... and put them back in place perfectly and resealled the cookie pack. From the age of maybe 18mth - 2 years old he has been able to recite the alphabet *(sometimes he does it backwards) and he knew every shape and color no problem... same with animals etc. Other story... there is a yearling in with my horses right now... I asked my son if he wanted to see the foal...well he said ''no no Emmy & Gin & Huey" (my horses and friends horse that are all in together) he kept saying ''push no no no... gin and emmy...lets go mom!!' and he pushed me away from the yearling because he was scared... he didnt' want to look at the foal...this actually scared me a bit but the psychologist thinks it was just because the horse is new and horses are scary... I don't know... I think thats autistic behavior but I dont know... anyway... My husband didnt' talk until he was almost 4 and my mother in law told me he would sit and play with the wheels on a car forever and do things like that... my son doesnt' really do that per se but he will dismantle his thomas trains, change the batterys and then put them back together... he is OBSESSED with batteries... my husband is in I.T and Mensa so he is a brain but I'm sure now I can see Autistic traits in him! Like lack of empathy etc and very OCD about things which drives me mental... I'm actually really scared ... so I found this website http://generationrescue.org/biomed-101/ and I'm wondering if anyone else has had any experience with treating ADD, ADHD, and Autism Thanks!