Hello: Am back with another question for whomever would like to share with me. My question is about schooling. My son, 10, severely emotional, can be aggressive, extremely argumentative, up and down moods, over reacts etc etc - Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) not otherwise specified, tourettes, anxiety disorder/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ADD, mood disorder not sure what exactly. He is very immature. I am homeschooling him this year for the first time because since pre K have not been able to fine ONE decent classroom in the public schools that meet his needs or can handle him without abusing or traumatizing him. HE has an IEP, has had one since pre K. Been to EVERY elementary school where we live and after him having several violent explosions at school and being placed in one different class/program after another and he being miserable and unsafe, decided our last resort was homeschooling. NOT a good choice for MY sanity, but truly had NOWHERE he could go to school this year! He is very difficult and has SUCH a wide variety of needs, often conflicting, that not one school or program could handle OR was a good fit for him. He doesnt fit in in the autistic programs as he has no social impairments, is extremely social and gets violently upset if a child doesnt make eye contact with him or has vocal expressions or mannerisms that agitate him - he didnt fit in the behavioral classroom because he is not justa "behavior case" where a checklist of do;s and donts and a list of rules and rewards is going to make much difference to the world or emotional chaos going on inside him. Regular class doesnt work really mostly only because there is not the support needed to help him navigate some situations, help with his frustrations, his need for a break when he is escalating etc. Also rejection from peers when he is having an off day and acting "strange". Anyway, maybe its just our district, but I am wondering, what on earth do some of you do regarding your kids and school? I mean, having aggressive outbursts once in a while rules out so many things for my son! Those of you who may have the more emotional, psychologically needs child, where does your chilld fit in? What schools have you found? I often think of going private, but all those schools always seem to have that clause "We cannot handle children with aggression", and my son will still have aggression at school sometimes. His needs are not just academic and social, but also emotional/psychological. I dont want to put him in the most restictive setting of a hospital or Residential Treatment Center (RTC), and I cant find any therapeutic day programs here in FL yet, though Im not done searching. We are moving in June just to get to a better area of FL for him and not sure if we will find a school there, public or otherwise. Long and drawn out, sorry, but am wondering what the parents of the more "challening" kids here do about school. I mean, all our challenging kids cant possibly fit in to regular public school can they? Appreciate greatly any stories, insights, opinions or even suggestions in FL. Thank you as always to this wonderful forum.