This might be long...so please bear with me. My son is 26 months old. I always had the motherly fears of is he alright...is he doing what he should be doing..ect.. Nothing ever quite struck me as "abnormal" until we were at a play group a few months ago and it was brought to my attention by a friend that I should have him looked at for Asperger's. Until then, I didn't even realize what it was. Needless to say, I went home that day crying and looked up everything and anything on Asperger's and Autism. My friend felt this way only b/c he wouldn't play with her 2 year old and wouldn't look at her when she called him and didn't play with blocks. I did see some areas that my son fell into..like knowing his whole alphabet and memorizing books. He knows his numbers 1-30 and seems to be almost obsessed with letters and numbers. He does look at you when you call his name, but not all the time. He never really pointed at objects, but knows what objects are. He never liked playing with blocks and does like to line up his toys. He plays with his cars and animals and knows what sounds they make and does it, but that's as far as pretend play goes. He seems contentplaying on his own, but does play around other children when he's around them ,notwith them. We did take him to the doctors and he said that children at this age do not play together, and as long as he plays along with them and makes eye contact and follows directions...that he says that DS is just being stubborn and that's his personality. He wants to do what he wants. My husband and I took what the doctor said as truth and that was that. But its been hard since that play date. My husband and I are always looking at what he's doing and anlizing ti. Is that right, is this wrong..ect..So I guess Iam looking for someone who has dealt with this and looking for advice. Its driving me and my husband nuts and not to mention the strain its taking on our family. I don't know if we should take him somewhere else or just let it be. My best friend and mother of 3 says I'am crazy and doesn't see it at all. She agrees with the doctor that he is just strong-willed and stubborn. Anything anyone has to say would be greatly appreciated! THANKS for reading..