I was just thinking today about how much Autism Spectrum behavior I see in Blake - singing songs and substituting words (seems like he's trying to be annoying, but I don't think he has much control), MAJOR ADHD symptoms, often unable to sit still, doesn't ride a bike well (didn't take off training wheels until age 9), can't coordinate pumping legs on swings, rages, argues incessantly, BUT BUT BUT he is social, even seeks out people, he generally acts appropriately about other kids. He doesn't stand out at all as being different, maybe a bit bossy but nothing major. He doesn't have the flat speech, and the general lack of coordination. He is generally a skilled athlete (except for biking and swinging!) Am I crazy for thinking it could be Aspergers? He does stim. Both finger movements and constantly throwing things up in the air and catching them. He has a lot of sensory issues, and struggles with fine motor; though I know both are seen in both Bipolar and ASD.
Having an HMO like Kaiser doesn't exactly give me access to the type of cutting edge doctor that will tell the difference. I want them to pay for out of network evaluation, but don't even know where to begin. Ultimately, I'd like OT for sensory seeking and fine motor and PT for the swinging and other movement. Also having some in-home therapy services would be fantastic. I don't even know where to begin to get these type of services.