The Daughter 10 years old. I would think that something would have been picked up prior to this. I would hate to think that this girl goes through her entire life with a 'diagnosis' potentially holding her back already stating she can not do certain things as she has autism her mother having ultimate say over her decisions and choices for the rest of her life and the threats of such. She is scared and i have no doubt she does have some psychological challenges that need to be addressed caused from the horrible impact of the separation. Before the child had some play and say in what she wanted now it will be she just doesn't understand whats good for her she has Autism. This is why it's vital to have both parents involved there needs to be a balanced perspective. What is going on with these assessments of Autism?? one day long? you only need the input of the parents.. what about the school, other family members? how on earth do you make a diagnosis after one day?