I always knew my daughter was diffrent. When she was 8 months old and i would get off work and pick her up she would bite me. She was so excited to see me. At 2 she would rock in place and jump on her tip toes and run back and forth in the house. She really didnt speak that much but it was enough for my husband and I undertood her. She has a mild speech problem. When she started preschool the teacher said she thinks something was wrong with her hearing. My daughter didnt like when people would sing it was to loud, if a cop car, fire truck etc would pass by her she would hold her hands to her ears and cry. I took her to a specialist and they said her hearing was fine. At 5 years old everything started to change she did not want the doctor to see her. She would lock herself in the bathroom while her siblings were seeing the doctor. I had been telling the doctor my concerns. Until she was 5 thats when her primary said to get her evaluated. Well the specialist said she didnt have ASD she had sensory seeking habits. When she started kinder i made sure the school knew of her diagnosis. She had an awesome kindergarten teacher that helped get occupational therapy and the extra help with her learning disability. When she went to first grade the teacher thought she had ASD but the doctor did not say she had it. Now it almost 3 years since i got the sensory seeking diagnosis. She still rocks jumps on tip toes flairs arms does not look at you when you are talking to her and also is routine driven. i thought i was crazy. Until i got a second opinion not by choice but because the doctor that saw her first left the practice. She did my daugters vitals talk to her for a little while. Then the doctor looked at me and asked me DO YOU THINK YOUR DAUGHTER HAS AUTISM ? I could have kissed her and hugged because finally someone saw what i have been seeing. Its not fair that me as her mother knew this whole time. I am not saying its a bad thing. If she would have been diagnosised earlier it would have been alot easier for my family to accept. When people talk about autism they automatically think the patient doesnt talk and if they do its only one or two words. My daughter is in a regular class has friends that dont treat her any different. My husband and I make her way of life easy for her. Its not fair she will be 8 in November that now is when we find out. Doctors need to listen to the parents the signs were there and are still there. She has a mild case but she still has autism. I am a proud mom of 3 and she is the only one. My other 2 children do not look at her as a special needs child never did. I am so greatful of that. I know i wrote alot but i had to get my story out. Thank you for reading will keep an update on my Renee.