hi there, haven't been here in a while but need to be around people that understand. difficult child has severe problems, to the point i've tried to distinguish whether with all of the comorbities he has going on if there wasn't some underlying problem that someone missed along the way, even a high functioning autistic. He has been out for several days this year already because he can't handle regular classes, gets up and just walks out and goes to the ED room. Anything new that comes along in a class, anything that catches him off guard will cause him to run or act out. i know, emotional disability. They've talked about having him go half days to the main classes he needs and then sending him to Park Center Behavioral for the rest of the day.....not sure if insurance will cover that, and husband says NO. His teacher has been teaching ED for 13 years, she says he is top dog for his actions and ranks top 10 in 13 years. The problem with him is (i've said this since he was three) he's not afraid of anything but he's afraid of everything. No back up, but a mouth like a seasoned sailor. He's usually not aggressive, although there is one boy he will go after rather violently. Now his newest problem is protecting himself. he had a friend let him borrow a soft pellot bb gun (which i was unaware that's what it was), he used a marker to color it black upon which i did tell him "DO NOT point that at ANYONE because it looks too real. it had an orange tip on it which i found out that it is so a cop can tell it's a toy........but after it was out of the house he said the tip "broke" off. yeah. so what does he do? he takes it "for his protection" to a FREAKING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND!!!!!!!!! really are you serious? a mother whose child goes to kindergarten called his school, because now her kid is afraid to go to school, the principal had to go out and tell him to leave because of his sailor mouth (according to his teacher his favorite phrase lately is singing at the top of his lungs "oh my balls are bleeding"......?????? it's always something inappropriate. so now here we wait. when he goes back to school he will be on a level 5 which means if he farts wrong he's going to be expelled. this is just a tid bit of what happens daily. sayijng, doing......whatever it is i'm so freaking tired.