Well....we had the "meeting" at school a few weeks ago with the "option/suggestion" given to us put on the table, to place difficult child in the MH unit within the school district. We had the "tour/meeting/visit" this week & decided to go ahead and give it a go. WOW....it's a step-down from where I hoped she would ever be, but a realization of where she should be. All of you have mentioned your Mommy Hearts before & THIS Mommy Heart is happy & sad all at one moment for her. The program is SO different..... works on life skills, day to day tasks, just being a "person", learning along the way...at a pace that works & this is where difficult child has failed these past 2 years not being able to meet the basic goals, let alone academic goals. The classroom set up, teacher & aides, techniques & more just come across as being amazing! BUT, why am I so afraid that I've made a mistake for next year??? What happens if difficult child can't function in either setting? I don't want to be negative, but it makes me nervous. This is NOT a placement recommendation that is made very often within the school district. Her Special Education teacher thinks this will benefit her. I guess I just don't want to fail her in any way when it comes to her education, but know at the same time she may "really" never be able to be "educated" in the same way that is considered normal. Ohhhhh........can you tell I'm a mixed up mess? Sorry, just feeling....well, not quite sure what it is that I'm feeling. Thanks for listening.