As you recall, County MH made a referral to a Behavior Specialist... Well, I was WRONG! It's not a Behavioral Specialist - The woman who came to my house this morning is with an MST Program. That's the GOOD news! The GREAT news? This woman is smart, she is a mother herself, she has worked as a therapist in an office setting she has done in-home therapy for years AND she "gets" it! Allelujah!!!! She asked what I'd been told about her and her program? I told her "nothing". So she filled me in... I asked what she had been told about difficult child and our family. She went to her briefcase and pulled out a single sheet of paper with about three phrases scrawled across it: child has ADHD, ODD, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Well, that opened the floodgates right there... WHERE is all the documentation about ALL the diagnoses, and medications, and previous therapies and etc etc etc???? I began pulling documents from my parent report. MST worker (I'm gonna call her Ms Ally) was happy to have the information and wanted to get copies of everything. PLUS - Ms Ally KNOWS all the people we have been working with. She KNOWS the idiot caseworker and was not the least bit surprised to hear the "will not harm family 6 out of 7 days" and then earn a reward stuff. Ms Ally explained that caseworker is just a pencil pusher trying to fill out the forms, but doesn't have a clue how to use common sense or apply things to real life situations. She KNOWS disastrous Dr W who believes one can cure kids by just asking them to promise to behave. and she KNOWS how the folks at the psychiatric hospital just try to push the kids through as fast as they can and then dump the problems back on the parents. She KNOWS! She gets it! And she is going to start working with out family... and the first thing she is going to put to her supervisor? Why have the psychological reports that indicate NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) been ignored? Does any of that testing need to be updated? Can we really just assume that difficult child has outgrown a learning disability and a hearing problem (even though that's been County MH's position for the past several years!)? Ms Ally rocks!