After so many problems with this kid....we Finally got a neuropsychologist evaluation done. They also did a speech and Occupational Therapist (OT) evaluation. The results were a bit unexpected. We were thinking possibly Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), maybe ASPD. Apparently between his CBT therapist, the pediatrician. neuropsychologist, and the Occupational Therapist (OT) and speech folks, they unanimously agree he has Other specified schizophrenia spectrum and psychotic disorder. On top of his Bipolar II and writing issues. We won't get the full report for a few weeks. But thinking about it and reading up on it...it really does fit. We've chosen not to tell him the d simply because we feel he'd use it to get away with stuff and say he can't help it, and he'd also tell everyone. I doubt that would be a good thing. So we're going on the theory that bipolar can show psychotic features and going to educate him on that so he's aware of the possibility. He won't recognize it himself but if he starts showing symptoms he'll probably be more open to treatment if he's already aware of the possibility. So now we're applying for SSDI, and something called an ICG grant here in IL. I'm currently waiting on a call back on what exactly that helps with. I also read that stressful situations will make it worse, and that it isn't reversible. And that these next few years are the most critical. Problem is that he's Such a problem at home, everyone hates him. He gets bullied, told to shut up, nobody wants to hear you, called names, etc. To be fair he is super annoying, his comments are often rude and out of left field. He isn't grounded in reality and has no reality testing ability. He gets ideas in his head that make no sense, and you just can't convince him otherwise. So we talked with the older 3 and explained the situation to them. my 18 yr old is going to be the issue there I think, he absolutely can't stand him, and has a very deeply ingrained pattern of abuse towards him. I made clear if they can't change their behavior towards him they will have to move out because that sort of behavior will actually mentally break him worse than he is and it can't be fixed. I don't really know how much or what to tell other people like schools, etc. No idea what kinds of things to change at home and school and church to help him, or how to help others deal with him. For a change, this year he has Not gotten in trouble at school, at all! He's becoming a problem in getting out the door and all the way to school though. we live 6 blocks from the school, but sometimes he messes around on the way so much that it takes him over an hour to get there. I'm thinking it's time to ask for the Sped bus to pick him up and drop him off again. Considering that he shows he can't be left unsupervised anymore...*sigh* So, I'm open for suggestions, experiences, advice. Thanks for always being here when I need it...lol I'm like a bad penny I guess.