I'm hoping you might be able to help with something that worries me.
I have a 5 year old son - a twin - and we are incredibly close. When he was 4 he was diagnosed as ASD. He attends mainstream with a support worker, but has lots of difficulty with expressive speech, even though he is verbal. He never asks me questions about the world around him, has no concept or interest in friendships and I couldn't even begin to talk about anything non-tangible with him. Any conversation is limited to a sentence or two at most.