We had difficult child's IEP earlier today to discuss the possibility of temporary home teaching till she gets stable. I was told that to receive home teaching, difficult child would have to have another adult present in the house when the teacher is with her. Of course I work full time, so that isn't a possibility. Instead they recommended transferring her to a continuation school that caters to ED kids just like her. It's a very small campus of only about 150 kids or so, which would be good for difficult child's anxiety. She gets incredibly anxious in large groups of people so a smaller campus would benefit her. The classes are also small in size, about seven or eight students to a class. The teacher there is specifically trained to deal with kids who have emotional disturbances, mainly kids with severe anxiety issues. They don't have a full time school psychiatric, but the psychologist at the school she is at now is on campus there on Thursdays. I was a little apprehensive about not having a full time psychiatric at the new school, but our psychologist assured me he would go and visit the new school more often until difficult child gets more acclimated. He also said that he is willing to have phone conferences with difficult child should she have an anxiety attack and he isn't there. The new school would be putting her on a modified schedule, with her starting school at 10:30 and finishing at 2:00. This would be a definite plus for difficult child, since her ulcers seem to act up and give her issues early in the morning on an empty stomach. The only part that could be problematic is the fact that difficult child would be bussed to school every day when I'm at work. She would be expected to get herself up in the morning and be downstairs for the bus at 9:45. difficult child can sleep through war, so even if I set the alarm for her, there is no guarantee she would wake up. I am apprehensive based on that fact alone, but where she's at currently isn't working for her so I'm willing to give it a try. My mom is going to the prospective new school on Thursday to observe the classes she will be in and to speak with her teacher. I cannot go, due to taking more time off from work next Wednesday to go to court, so I am trusting my mom's judgement. If all goes good on Thursday, difficult child will go and visit the school herself next week to get her more comfortable with the staff. I am hoping and praying this school is the answer. I got difficult child's progress report in the mail over the weekend, and she is getting straight F's with a 0.00 grade point average. Clearly something has to be done, and I am hoping this school is the answer.