Since my son was 5 we were told he had A.D.H.D. That was 7 yrs ago. We only recently got his diagnosis of ASD. Throughout the years there were signs of Autism but I was in denial. Total denial. He's almost 12 and will just now be starting his therapies. I try to stay optimistic but every time I read anything on the subject I always see the words "early intervention". I feel so sad today. I feel like I have failed my son by waiting this long to get him to proper help he needs. I feel like everyone else in the world has gotten their kids help by the time they were 5-6 yrs old. ......not 12.