I am very worried about my 13yr old son. He doesn't seem to have any close friends at school, he wanders around on his own. He has suffered from chronic constipation since he was little. He is excelling at school in al subjects, he knows everything about dinosaurs, have a good general knowledge, can reel off a load of acts about things, particularly wildlife. He can stutter when he starts to speak like he's desperate to get out what he wants to say. He can come out with inappropriate comments, almost blunt rather than offensive, and can be very selfish (things have to be done his way). He often drifts off into his own world and stares vacantly. He rarely shows any emotion, a hug seems like a chore to him, it feels like it's something he thinks he's meant to do but doesn't actually want to really. At home, remembering basic tasks are the biggest issue which is so frustrating for me, but I'm sure it is for him too. I have to remind him of the same things every day and have done for years.
I rang the doctor for a consultation, after I reeled off most of the above I was told 'I don't understand what your problem is.' This has left me scared to contact anyone else. I really feel he does show autistic traits but I'm not being listened to which is breaking me. Any advice? I would be unbelievably grateful.