Hi, my dd is 7 and the school did some testing and is referring us to a developmental ped as they feel that my dd has PDD. Dh and I feel that it is probably true - there have been other labels like ADHD that didn't really fit but this one seems to cover all of dd's problems with language and communication, and things like not making much eye contact and not having had pretend play. Anyway, I wondered what to say to dd? A year ago, she was so oblivious to everything but lately she talks about her feelings and seems to have more anxieties than she used to have. It seems like she's aware that she's missing things that go on around her, but can't crack the code. She's become very worried that other children might make fun of her.