I usually advocate for children whose parents are trying to get them into Special Education or into a more supportive placement. I was just asked to help a family that is already at the filing for due process step in trying to prevent a placement change. It sounds like many things have gone wrong this year (child has missed 20+ days due to suspension plus numerous other days when mom had to pick up). His BIP sounds inadequate and the staff at the school seems more concerned with being powerful than doing the right thing. They are dealing with the "my way, no highway option" principal I dealt with 5 or 6 years ago. Idiot. I've never had a case spiral out of control to the due process stage before. I'm trying to get an IEP meeting so we can try and untangle the mess. If they have to go to Due Process, I don't feel comfortable doing it without an attorney. I hope we don't get that far.