1. well lets see... how many kids would NOT do better with one on one teaching alone in a little room.... but his issues are that he needs to develop skills with peers and it makes sense.... this year if kids have a fit about his words then they tell him he is bugging kids so he has to leave, so he is anxious to begin with because he can't stop the words so they come out more and they create a vicious cycle. Ok so here is how I see his high school experience... ALL ALONE and lonely. From the tour of the school... which I didn't find out he was excluded from until the day it happened, (by the way he has never once had a problem on a field trip and I always go with them so this year, the trend to not allow him to do things in case something happens... ugggg I am so over it) .... to the bus...riding by himself both ways even though there are other kids in our complex who ride.... to the day... they will set up a private room that he is put in more and more because of course the trend is he does better.... I just get so frustrated that they dont see their part in this.... PLEASE GOD, let this independent FBA shed some objective light on this... (well really I want them to see it MY way, lol) All I have asked for (and I always negotiate...well I used to... is to have them bring these things to the table to discuss. These unilateral decisions can have huge impact on Q. They are just worried about themselves in the end.