Today, difficult child finally decided that it would be okay to return to the school he has been going to. There have been several problems there with difficult child and some of the administration for a long time. Some are difficult child's stuff and some are the admins. Anyway we haven't been able to leave the school because of difficult child's IEP and behavor problems. I guess I give you that because today I went to enroll him (2 days late because he has been insisting we find some where else to go and wouldn't take no). We discussed his IEP and they said since he had an attendance issue last year he may not be able to get assistance anymore. He had an attendance issue partially because he had a seizure 2 weeks after leaving the facility and was taken off all his medications until a specialist could figure out what happened. We got the okay to get back on medications The first week of July and it has taken until the first of September to get into see a pediatric psychiatrist. (Sorry frustrated cause I am on both sides and neither ) So I asked if him having a Mood disorder makes a difference and I was informed that those factors aren't taken into consideration really and there are no special considerations that they are allowed by law to give. I was kind of shocked that people who struggle with mental illness have no assistance in getting an education. Am I incorrect. Is there something I can bring to them that could help. I feel kind of lost and am not sure how to be the best advocate for my son. When he is on medications he is tired alot... when he isn't he is up and down... He tends to have complications whenever they put him on medications so we have never reached a point where they have worked. HOw do I express this appropriately to the school and help my son be successful. Any suggestions.