We're pretty confident that our four year old son has Asperger's. He's got a lot of the classic signs. Basically, he's really smart, but socially lagging. He's also got some pretty distinct sensory issues. As his mother and primary care provider, I have no doubt that he has Asperger's. I don't want to go into his symptoms as much as I want to know if there are any reasons not to have him evaluated?
We've worked really hard at meeting his individual needs and it's been a full-time job. Now he's four and has a two year old sister. She's a high energy toddler, so it's becoming more difficult to keep up with my son's constant needs. We are now considering having him officially diagnosed so that we can access Asperger's resources in the community. Until now we've been adamantly against having someone label him. We know that he's got specific needs and we meet them.
So tell me - how did you decide to have your child evaluated or not evaluated? Do you regret your decision?