I have always thought that my ten year old son thinks differently and to my shame I have found this very frustrating at times. Recently other family members have suggested that I look into an ASD diagnosis to ensure that he receives adequate support in high school. I have always thought that I didn't want to put a label on him as he appears to cope well at primary school, he has friends and appears to cope socially however he does worry about things. He likes routine and becomes very emotional if his routine changes. For example if I tell him we are going out for the day at the weekend he's fine but if I spring it on him then he gets upset. It is very difficult to get him to do homework however if the topic is of interest to him like history then he becomes obsessed with the topic and researches and talks about it continuously. I recently read an article about a man that was diagnosed in adulthood and he spoke about how hard it was for him at school and how he always felt different and that there was something wrong with him! This lead to anxiety and depressions as he began adulthood and it really hit home that maybe not getting a diagnosis is the wrong thing.
Any advise would really be appreciated.