So this may get long and confusing but I'm looking to see what your experiences are with your ASD child and video games. DS (12) is currently PDD-NOS with generalized anxiety, sensory dysfunction, etc. (Just had a reassessment and still doesn't quite fit into the Aspie dx.) We're truly blessed that he's very high functioning and able to be fully mainstreamed with the help of a 1:1. Our current issue, because as you all know, we bounce from one to another, is video games. We try to limit the time on the computer, iPod, DS because our middle school has a computer initiative where every child uses one in class. So basically, he's on the computer all day, every day between 8-3. Lately, he's been lying like his NT peers about his homework being done so that he can have free time on the computer so we took the privilege away. It's only made him want the computer more. When he has free time in class, he wants to be on the computer. His 1:1 says that even while he's doing classwork on the laptop, he seems overwhelmed. Problem with letting him have the extra time other than the lying is it makes him very agitated and causes insomnia because as he says, "my brain won't stop so I can sleep." Any suggestions?