Just had my difficult child's IEP meeting this morning. She has been in EBD Pre-K for two years now, going to Kindergarden next year. She has, despite all her diagnosis done awesome in school behaviorally and academically. (As opposed to her two previous settings where she was trying to stab other students with writing tools, spitting on teachers and refusing to cooperate in any way.) They dismissed her IEP. With what I do know about IEP's I am not shocked. She originally qualified for Occupational Therapist (OT) and daughter. She now knows her ABC's, can count to 10, knows shapes and colors. They did Occupational Therapist (OT) with her and according to them she doesn't need it anymore. While I am tremendously happy that she is doing well in atleast one setting...I feel like the rug has been pulled out from under her. She has been in a classroom with 8 students, 1 teacher and two aides. She will start Kindergarden at a different school (her zoned school, instead of having to travel 45 minutes) and will be in Gen Ed with- 25 students to 1 teacher. I am obviously very concerned with won't be the best thing for her as I have seen what happens with her in a larger classroom...and a smaller classroom without good structure. I discussed the above concerns along with concerns on things such as she cannot count to 20..when she used to be able to. She is not holding writing utensils correctly....when she was while she was getting Occupational Therapist (OT)..once they stopped she went right back to old habits. She is not doing okay socially...she has only met half of her current IEP goals. I was told none of that matters, she doesn't have behavior issues. I was alsos told that it is a REQUIRMENT in Kindergarden or grades above that any child with an IEP MUST have had an FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment.) They said she never got one because her behavior never warrented one. Has anybody heard of this? (FBA must be in place for IEP) Is that true?