The principal called about 10 mins after I read Star's response to another thread on difficult child's update! I explained to her what was going on. She said "Oh no, no, no ,no,,no" when I told her who difficult child was trying to hang around with and what difficult child is doing. She's fine with recommending the county "team" and is in agreement with going ahead and pursuing the waiver and study and the team thing can/will be dropped if one or both of these come thru and work out. But, in case they don't, she'll start making calls and get on this tomorrow morning. She said she was told by school psychiatric that an iep meeting had to refer this first. I didn't want to say that I'm pretty sure school district psychs don't know as much as they think they do sometimes (and really, it might just be the policy of this school district), but the coordinator that heads this funding had told me otherwise. I gave her that contact name and number so she can call and talk to her tomorrow. I told her that the lady said whoever made this referral would lead the county team and the principal agreed that it was preferrable for the school to do that than the PO. Also, I said if she needed me to sign a release form so this coordinator could discuss what I told her, then we could do that thru faxing and I'll sign it. Sheeewwww....please keep fingers crossed!! And - THANK YOU FOR THE FORCE AND POWER OF THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!