Hi, I am Michelle, long-time iVillage member!
Welcome MIchelle! I do think you should stay, whether she has AS or not. She does have quite a few red flags, and it won't hurt to learn from the wonderful women (and an occasional man) that posts here!
This board has been a great support system, and I think you will love it!
Hi Michelle and welcome!
Anyone belongs here who wants to be here and contribute in a constructive way.
Hi Michelle- and WELCOME!
If you spend much time around here, you'll find that Paula and I agree pretty much all the time...and that is definitely the case with your situation! LOL I have two kids on the spectrum (and an NT in the middle), and our 9 year old son sounds a lot like your daughter. He's our Aspie. His obsession is video games, as opposed to movies- but honestly, it's all he flippin' thinks about!!! Although he is not Dx'd ADD/ADHD, he does take medication to help him stay focused in class because his obsessions would, in his words, "take over his brain" and he couldn't hear what the teachers were teaching.
I am impressed that your school psych. admitted that she cannot diagnosis! Time and time again I've seen people come to this board who's school has attempted to give a medical diagnosis...which is something they simply can't do!
If you ever decide to get an outside evaluation, I think you'll be glad you did (in the long run). While your daughter's current school sounds exceptional, you may find down the road that others aren't so willing to hand out services without a medical diagnosis. A lot of this depends on where you live...which is why DH and I are in the process of relocating. :-) I saw from your profile you're in Cali. We've got several Cali girls around here...so you're in really good company!
Anywho...enough babbling from me, welcome aboard!
Hi Michelle! Welcome to the group! From what you've said about your dd, I think that she has red flags for an ASD. That being said, we welcome everyone here, whether the dx is "official" or not. I think you will find this group to be a great place for advice and for understanding. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!
Amy~Natalie & Lily's mom
Welcome to the click MichelleI have a 3 almost 4 yr old with PDDWe are new to school system and only been offically dx'ed for a yearThis board is fantastic, I can't go anywhere else where my girls understand me.Hope you stay awhile