My son Neil is, a kind, funny, intelligent little boy, but he has some social and sensory issues, which is why he is being assessed for ASD. When I say asd, I'm talking about all forms of the autistic spectrum disorder. Because he has not yet been diagnosed, and we are unsure of what the final official diagnosis will be (autism, aspergers, high functioning autism), I like to just use the overall term of asd. He'sdefinitely at the higher functioning end of the spectrum but he still has plenty of difficulties. It's hard to pin point exactly when we started having concerns, this is something all the health professionals ask when you meet them, what were your first concerns and I always struggle to find an answer.