Re: Soon to test son for Asperger's
It is a good thing that the school district is going to evaluate him. You can also have him evaluated by a child neuro, a child psycholigist . Look into A local regional center , Because they serve families with children who have developmental delays, also will do a Evaluation and testing that only a specialist can provide. Such as a child Neuropsycholist. my son had a diagnoses at age 4. Then was re diagnosed in 09 through the regional center. The neuro came from a different city and county to do the evaluation and it was all free. His diagnoses is still autism with IQ scores in the very low range. Although he is verbal, he does many of the same behaviors your son does. He is just older, so his interests are movies, dates of actors, dates of when people are born, and he is always correct. His mannerism's still are there, but the stemming behavios have lessened. Such as hand flapping, spinning around in circles , and jumping up and down. My son is 17. more like a 10-12 your old. maybe.
He goes to a special day class. Which these teachers are specifically trained for.
If your child does recieve a autistic spectrum disorder diagnoses, always go outside the schol district for a second opinion. Your child will be eligible for more specialized services to help him more directly in smaller sized classrooms. speech therapy and anything that he needs to provide him with the least restricted enviroment. I honestly think that home schooling a ASD child will be extremely difficult. Those are just my thoughts. However, you know your child best.