So, Special Education dept here is getting ready to set a date for upcoming cse meeting to addresss classifying difficult child. I got a call today from a woman of which "used" to work at difficult child's school and doesn't anymore, because she's on the committee board. This particular woman did not like me, she did not want to give any provisions to difficult child last year when she handled her, was cold and direct. She is also friends with-boyfriend's ex wife and partner. Now, none of that should matter, yet in this small town it will. So, needless to say this is going to be harder than I originally thought I strongly am sensing. The neuropsychologist evaluation from last year isn't going to help much. There are two sentences in there that will put the blame back on me and make it harder for me to get services for difficult child. Those sentences pertain to our life at home and difficult child stated she has witnessed verbal conflict at home. Great! Not to mention the person with whom administered the test whole heartedly admitted a few days prior that she was not a licensed neuropsychologist and that due to her lack of credentials she would give the findings to her group for review. I agreed soley based off that fact. So, this is going to be fun. I basically have to build a case not only on what I believe difficult child to have and her current doctor's yet also that it is infact affecting her school work, which may mean me demanding records from her school that they won't give me or even admit exist, that being the recently failed ela testing (standardized testing here in new york). We shall see, maybe i'll be pleasantly surprised and it'll be good. Prepare for worst, hope for best ???? just had to share that. When I got the call today all i thought was oh no!