Hi everyone. I am new to this forum. I have a ten year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome and O C D. I am pretty sure he also has aspergers. My problem is that my sons Consultant has said because he can look you in the eye and have a conversation, he does not have aspergers. I have been told by other professionals that thus is wrong. My son is starting senior school in September and I have been told by his present teacher that his is going to struggle because he does not deal with change of routine. Anyone else similar difficulties.
I'm no expert but Autism/Aspergers is a spectrum disorder in which people can have the same/different symptoms and to a greater and lesser degree, so the doctor isn't correct i don't think.
Totally agree it's a spectrum disorder so one person could have it mildly and another person could have it severely.
You can't simply state that just because you can look someone in the eye you don't have autism surely? What about all the other factors?