Teresa - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My very bright 8 year old autistic son is seemingly regressing. He has went from loving to go to school and learning everything he can to avoiding anything remotely related to school. For example, I received a phone call this morning from his teacher. "He is refusing to do any work. He isn't angry or even starting a meltdown, just simply refusing to do anything." She told me she is going to give him all 0's and fail him for refusing to do his work. She feels he is just being oppositional. He has gotten straight A's since he started school, and now he is failing. She feels he is just trying to control the situation by not doing his work. I feel very strongly that he is regressing very quickly. He has the same interests as other boys his age, pokemon, bakugan, dinosaurs, Ben 10 etc., however all of a sudden he wants the things he wanted when he was 3-4 years old, blues clues, backyardigans, etc. I don't know what to do to help him. Any suggestions?