My son turns 14yo soon and we are scheduling his re-evaluation and tranistion planning meetings. We are starting with the re-evaluation. One of my biggest goals is to get the calssification changed from ED to OHI. This is due to the stigma- right or wrong- that comes with ED and he's going to change to high school this year, so I want to minimize any stigmas as much as possible. Who is required to be at this re-evaluation meeting and what should I expect? Is it like the full, initial child study? I have documentation, diagnosis, etc and am not expecting anyone to say that difficult child does not have issues. But, the iep is based solely on behavior right now because the school district still looks at this as the mental health issues ONLY effect him at school due to behavior, and his behavior has greatly improved so THEY have no issue WITH HIM. That, of course, is not why he really needs an IEP. I'm glad THEY have no issue with him bahvior-wise, but HE still needs help. I think I have enough evidence that their outlook is absurd- he needs accommodations even though he is not being a current behavior problem. To me, that should be proof enough, along with a written BiPolar (BP) diagnosis, that he qualifies for the OHI calssification. I also have suggested classification (OHI) in brochures regarding bipolar. But, I was wondering if there is anything concrete that they can't argue? Like- if it's a chemical imbalance, it should be classified as OHI, however, that won't work, I don't think because schizophrenia is class'd as ED. (Isn't that a chemical imbalance?) And, what can I expect at the transition meeting?