Hi to all,
I'm a newbie here and have been living on the web searching Asperger and autism for almost a year since my 24 year old son was diagnosed.
In order to be diagnosed properly, you should have a neuropsych evaluation done by a competent hospital in the nearest major city where you live - for two reasons:
1. If you ever need to apply for a health plan or
social security benefits, they will want a complete and
actual diagnosis and
2. In order to get the best possible treatment and support
which is out there.
If your own doctor has no expertise with the autism spectrum disorders, then keep searching and you will find doctors who do. Psychologists and psychiatrists vary so much in their own ability to diagnose and treat and finding the right person is so important.
Hope this helps.