I know it is just one day, but it has been such a long time since difficult child has had a good day I had to share. Seems as if whenever I feel I am defeated and cannot fight with / for him anymore he "refuels" me. We had a good weekend. Last week he was removed from class every single day. Some days for most of the day, some for an hour or two and Friday was ISS. difficult child had a good day on Tuesday. He won three prizes in Science. (3 bottles of Mountain Dew!!) They did a "quiz bowl" in their class. He actually had to write..and he did. He finished each part of the quiz first and correct. Then was given the chance to explain HOW he came to the conclusion. That was good, since he usually comes to his conclusions differently than others. He came home happy He had a baseball game, did very well. One big hit, a ground out and a strike out. Handled it all well, no anger at all. (they won...that always helps) Was a late game and didn't end until after 10PM. He came home went right in to do his homework without being told. It is very warm here and the house was hot. He was still awake, in bed but awake when I left for work at 11. I am afraid that on Wednesday he may be very tired, which doesn't always go good at school. Seeing him do so well, and be so happy, just gave me the energy to keep fighting for him. Spoke to SW about seeing his IEP from the meeting last week (didn't see it yet.) Asked about seeing the test results. (didn't physically see that either). I was told I am not required to sign IEP. That prompted me to write a letter to Special Education. director at SD. She told me laws have changed and I am not required to sign IEP, AND I(We) do not have the authority to pull him out if we felt we no longer wanted spec. ed. services. That was the very reason we refused Special Education for so long. We were told we could pull him out at any time. I am awaiting the copy if IEP, since they only took notes in a notebook at the time. I have a feeling I will not agree. Don't know if I can do anything about it. I was ready to just give up and let this year end, but difficult child gave me energy to fight and get it all straightened out for next year. I feel such relief when he has a good day. Thanks to all your advice I have learned to take one day at a time and enjoy the good days.