I am at a loss of what to do about a very sticky situation. My husbands coworker has a son ('Jake') who stims and waves his hands when he is excited/anxious/nervous. He rarely makes eye contact, can't get along with other children and does not talk about anything but trains. My son is the same age as him.
Here is my worry. I worked as a family therapist for children with special needs and it seems to be he is on the spectrum. My son and "Jake' will be attending preschool together in the Fall and at the open house the teacher noticed 'Jake' stimming and asked his mom about it. She brushed it off as something he only does when he plays with trains. I feel bad for her because I think she is in denial and is not very willing to get services or help for him. Is there anything I can do? I am hoping the teacher says something to her and prompt her to seek services, but I am not sure if she will. It breaks my heart because I know that early intervention is so important. Thanks everyone.