was interesting. I had modified my letter to the judge based on opinions from several board members and to reflect a little more specific stuff but took out the BiPolar (BP) definition. Anyway, I was going to apply for a chins through intake, as the clerk recommended last week, then take that and ask for the judge to remove probation or have a hearing to get services. Intake said that they could not do a chins unless difficult child was violating the law. She asked me to explain specificly what was going on at home, I briefed her, she said talk to PO. So, I explained that. She told me to sit down for a few and she could come and help me. Soomeone else in intake asked what is going on because I was 'not showing my calm side' and the lady announced to them all that everyone had been giving me the run around. As I'm waiting, PO walks out to get her next appointment. She asked if I was there to meet with her. I said no, I was trying to apply for chins. She said she'd call me later, that they had been on a holiday since last Thurs. Lady from intake comes out and tells me her husband is bipolar. She said what is going on with PO and I said she has known what is going on but has done nothing. She told me she just saw PO and PO will now call and when she calls, tell her I want an appointment within 1 week with her and her super. She said to take all documentation and evidence that PO has been kept informed. I said I have printouts from where I faxed things to her. She said if that didn't get me in front of the next FAPT (county team) session, then come back and tell her. I realize I could have met with PO and super before, or at least called super, but it would get me nowhere if there isn't someone down there who appears to care about it going somewhere- like this lady. Then we chatted about BiPolar (BP). She said based on her husband, they never learn some of the signs and preventative measures that we hope they would. She asked if difficult child had ever been on steroids. I nearly fell over- I said I had such a hard time even getting profs to acknowledge a connection. I told her about the doubling of prozac and that's how difficult child got in the big legal trouble, and about the albuterol plus AD last Oct. She said OMG- he was on lithium then put on an AD AND albuterol around the same time- no wonder your having this crisis. She understood all of that- (she must be a warrior wife)! she recommends abilify. Then, I told her that I was still going to submit a request for the judge to release difficult child from probation. She said ok, it might not do any good, but it will get my letter in front of the judge and let her know what's going on, if she reads it. So, I went and got a nice clerk today who said she'd put it all straight in judge's inbox. She didn't mark a request for a hearing- she marked "other" but didn't write anything in. Hopefully, between that and my brief request on the form, it will be enough to get the judge to look thru my and the prof's letters. I'll check back maybe Monday to see if there's any word from the judge on it yet. If nothing else, this gets it in difficult child's file and it will be the most recent thing in there should he break the law and end up in front of the judge again. I know better than to expect the PO to present it in court in difficult child's or my defense. been there done that last year.