My son is considered mild to moderate Asperger's. He was diagnosed at 5.5 by a Autism specialist I started noticing he was 'different' around age 3 but looking back it was before then. My DH was not on board with my wanting him tested until he was kicked out of Karate class and I put my foot down and said I was taking him whether he liked it or not. We spent 3 hours with the psychologist filling out questionnaires, discussing his development and answering questions. Since this was my first child there were things he asked about I never noticed or payed any attention to. My son has significant delays in visual motor skills this effects his handwriting terribly and also makes him a little clumsy. We were on the line as to whether it was severe adhd or mild autism for a year before diagnosis. They can look similar at times.
at 6:21 PM on Feb. 16, 2011