for difficult child. difficult child's Special Education. case manager took her visitation day to visit the program they were thinking might be a good fit for difficult child. She called me after work today to let me know she didn't think it would be a good environment for difficult child. She said there were many ED children there but none with the cognitive issues that difficult child faces. She felt that they and we would start to see behaviors magnified in difficult child. She said the principal is checking with someone at the district level to see if anything else is available. I'm not overly optimistic. The spec. ed teacher and I were talking (off the record one teacher to another) and we both agree that our school district doesn't offer much for mentally ill children. Back to the drawing board. Oh and you should see the hw that difficult child did last night-he was very proud of it-he started it on his own. For one of his classes he had to write a letter to someone-I'm not sure of the exact requirements of the assignment. He never does homework and this is what he wrote (dictated to me): Dear Dad, I am writing to you because I want to do better in writing. I will try to do better in the house. I am ging to do better in Social Studies and Science with Mr. X and Ms. D. I would like to do better in Math and Reading because I think it will help my future for when I get a job. I also am going to do better with my speaking. I hope I can do better at work and computers. Thank you for reading this. Love, difficult child I almost cried as he was dictating this to me. He really does want to do well.