What I have read about asperger's, shouldn't we have known about it sooner? Were we just oblivious when he was younger? He was very smart and in a small school with less than 20 students per classroom. Thought when he got to move to the larger school he would run into more children "like him". I think i will cancel the appt with the counselor and look into one the psychologists I have found in our area. I have also found a adolescent psychiatrist--should you only be referred to a psychiatrist? I would like or prefer him not to be on any meds--you think that is likely? Is it usually difficult to treat or help? I would hate for him to feel sheltered or shut in forever. Thank you for reviewing this situation and sharing your thoughts/opinions.