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I'm really not trying to be in denial, but nothing I see in my son's behavior says autism to me. He went through evaluations with a handful of specialists and I freely admit that I don't know much about the disorder, however the things that I've read and even the reasons they've given me don't add up to autism to me. His biggest weakness is in his ability to focus and pay attention to activities that don't peak his utmost interest. I know there are different types of autism, but does anyone have any experience with inattention being the largest part of their child's autism? They gave some other smaller examples of their findings as well, but I have a very hard time feeling like those aren't age related, or even something like ADHD that he can/may grow out of eventually vs. a disorder that will stick with him for the rest of his life. I know they are the specialists which is why I'm trying not to second guess them, I guess I just need a little advice to better understand the disorder.
(Really wishing there was a category for this now!)
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