Hello all. I happened upon this site as I am newly prego with my fourth baby and saw this board here. My 6 year old son Maximus has always been quite a handful. I started to wonder recently if he might have some extremely mild form of autism, as he has displayed some of the symptoms (rocking back and forth, humming, getting mad when I change routine in something, easily angered, doesn't talk to ANYONE outside of the family, lack of empathy, extremely artistic). Let me be clear: he is extremely bright and does well in school. He talks with no delay in speech. Are there varying degrees of autism? Like, from 1 to 100? I took him to the doctor and he didn't really give me any good answers, just that he thought if I was that concerned I should take him to a specialist. I didn't want to have to subject him to that, because it's not THAT big of a deal... he's just much more difficult than my other two children, and I can just tell that something is "off" there. Does this make sense to anybody here, or is this just all in my head?