When a psychiatrist and psychologist diagnosis difficult child with Asperger's, I requested an evaluation be done at the school by the Regional Autism Specialist. My hope was to get him classified as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for SpEd services instead of the EBD. I wanted them to have to focus more on teaching him lacking skills than punishing the behavior. Received the report today and am thoroughly confused. We have an IEP meeting this Wednesday and wanted your expert advice. The report is 20 pages long, repeats alot of the results from previous testing, and adds in new testing and observations from the RAS. According to the report, he "DOES MEET the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)" but he also "DOES MEET the criteria for EBD". Their opinion is that he MEETS the criteria for "Severe Multiple Impairments". I have no idea what this all means. In our state, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a separate category but so is EBD and SMI. What I would like to see is for him to have a 1:1 para with him throughout the whole day to teach him "In The Moment" the skills he is lacking and to explain things to him in a way he understands so he can actually do the school work at school instead of at home. So far, they have the SpEd case manager handle things AFTER they have happened (when he has time) and discipline has been issued. School work is sent home so I can explain things in a way for difficult child to understand (he is then able to do ALL the work). He's not learning the skills he needs WHEN the situations occur so he can put the skills together with the situations they are meant for. The evaluators (SpEd, psychiatric, teachers, etc) comment repeatedly throughtout all the reports I have ever gotten from them about all the interventions they have tried and how none of them work. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? I do have an advocate and even she is getting upset with them. I am just wondering what I need to have with me and what my arguments should be for getting what I want because I know it will work. Sorry this got so long but I am sooooo utterly confused and overwhelmed.