So, I've read from a couple of you here that you can hire an educational consultant to help find the best placement for your child. I was wondering if they help even if the difficult child's big problems are at home and not at school. Also, do they help find ways to get the placement funded or is it understood that the parent has to be able to afford it? Do they also place in wilderness programs? I've been told my options are 1) the school recommends a different placement (which won't happen right now), 2) the PO has to recommend it and submit for it and this PO won't consider anything except home or commitment to state Department of Juvenile Justice because that is the current court order and this po is not one to even think , much less suggest, even the slightest change from the court order, even though she could and the judge would consider it, 3) change all tdocs/psychiatrists to local mental health authority and go through their processes of evaluations on difficult child, their trial and error counseling, etc, until they give up and I've flat-out refused that option. I suppose there would be the option of just signing custody over to social services, but I'm not too keen on that one either. And, I'm not sure that would be that simple in difficult child's case.