We just spent the last 2 days in an intense ASD eval. I'm exhausted, my hubby is exhausted and my 7 yr old is out of sorts. My son had been receiving PT, OT, speech and had an IEP. When he was 6, he tested out of services and without a "title", he would be left to fend for himself. We allowed ourselves to believe that he was ok, a little quirky-yes, but normal. And for the most part, he had a great experience in Kindergarten. His teacher was the same as last year, so she continued using what worked for him and his small class size and wonderful classmates gave him the social support to help him grow. Couldn't have been more pleased!! But then came the transition to 1st. Different classroom, kids and teacher. All of a sudden, the skills he had learned and the improvements were quickly disappearing. It became clear to us, that indeed, something was different with our precious little one. Now coming off of this recent diagnoses, I feel many emotions. Though the strongest one I feel is hope. I am hopeful that now my son is eligible to receive the extra help he so desperately needs to lead a productive life and have a chance at a great future. Now......if I can find a magic cure for toilet training???