My DS is being evaluated by a speech therapist next week for his lack of communication and strange behavior. I'am almost positive he has ASD, but I'm not sure what to do. He is being evaluated through the Infants and Toddlers program, but from what I'm told, they don't do a lot of therapy. I want him to start therapy asap since I think this would greatly help him. However, I've heard that most doctors won't give an official diagnosis until the age of 2. I just don't see the point in waiting, if he can start receiving help now. Is there a doctor or program I should be looking into?
Also, something I've noticed about my DS is that he has no sense of personal boundaries. He is always in others kids faces, and just disregards them. Then this morning at story time he ran up to another mother sitting on the floor with her daughter in her lap and hugged her and tried to sit with her. I was so shocked and embarassed. I've noticed before that he has gone up and hugged the back of someone's legs, but I thought maybe he was confused and thought it was me. But I for sure know he wasn't confused today, he looked the lady right in the face. Is this part of ASD?