His school is finally doing something substantial. After failing to do something proactive for 2 months, they are now (hold on to your hats!) getting an IEP written in ONE WEEK to get him switched to an E.D. unit. We appealed his last 5-day suspension with medical documentation out the wazoo, and that really lit a fire under them. During the manifestation determination, they wanted to put him on half-days at school in the interim period while the IEP is being drafted. We refused. They have been putting this back on us for weeks now, and I've had it. We're doing everything we can at home to stabilize him. We've tried many different behavior modification techniques (now on 1-2-3 Magic and Collaborative Problem Solving), tried 22 different medication variations/changes in the past 3 months, and have visited 4 different mental health agencies. The school hasn't helped his teacher put ANY proactive interventions in place, so she's been struggling with this on her own with 24 other kids in class. It was time for them to step up. So, the principal (who he punched in the face last week), will be more-or-less babysitting him all day while these IEP evaluations go on. I consider it karma - she wouldn't do anything to be proactive, only reactive (3 suspensions in 3 months), and now she's stuck with him all day every day for a week. The E.D. unit should help him. We're still tweaking medications, and with any luck, he'll only be in that unit for a year or so. Maybe less. He's a fast learner and a highly intelligent child, so I expect he'll pick up on the techniques pretty quickly. Anyway, thanks for listening.