So, the most recent ARD meeting was today at my sons school. At the last one, I had requested (at their suggestion) that an evaluation be done on him for ADHD. I kind of knew what it was going to say, and so did they, but they said that it might be helpful just to have additional information when difficult child finally gets in to see a psychiatrist and psychologist. He has already attented play therapy and the therapist say "many indicators" of ADHD, so that is when we were referred to a psychiatrist. I had told them all that at the last ARD meeting, so the school psychologist suggested that I ask for a school evaluation for ADHD as well. Basically she gave questionaire's to myself and his teacher to fill out, and did her evaluation on that. Here are the highlights: One of them, the first one (Connor's or something like that?) said that he tested as having a "clinically significant" problem with all of the categories, as rated by both myself and his teacher. From what I remember, this is just addressing ADHD. The second evaluation was over some of the same ADHD stuff, but also addressed emotional problems. The psychologist said that she was "concerned" that both myself and his teacher rated him as having a lot of problems with depression. The third evaluation said more or less the same as the first two (I with I had brought my paperwork up from the car, but I forgot it!), the only thing was it rated him as having "above average" indicators of autism. The school psychologist actually brought this up before I could even ask, and explained like this: he has indicators of autism, but she does NOT think that he is autistic. She said that she went back over everything and although a lot of indicators seem to be there, I guess they are the ones that overlap with his known problems (speech and ADHD), and that the "above average" indicators of autism did not apply to difficult child. So, after we went over all that she said that the next step, if I requested it, would be to have him screened and have a full evaluation for special services... he is already receiving them for speech, but she said that his "emotional problems" might qualify him for additional services. She did say "emotionally disturbed", which I remember someone on here warned me about, lol.. but then she quickly added that she didn't like that term, and that she was only using it because it appeared that his emotional problems (depression?) were interfearing with his school work. I told all this to my husband, who said "I think he is depressed because he is in trouble all the time at school due to his ADHD"... which kind of seems to make sense. Side note: I actually got called from school last week to come and pick him up. First time that has ever happened... he threw a chair in the vice principal's office. Fortunantly they just wanted him home for the day, they agree that school is the best place for him. So, I'm not really sure what other services he could get through the school... I asked if he would be in the same classroom and they said yes. At this point now we are still waiting for him to see a psychiatrist, and also the school psychologist will be doing an evaluation on him.