My sophmore son has a diagnosis for bipolar and ADD. The bipolar diagnosis was just made this year. The ADD diagnosis was made in 6th grade. Grades 6-9 he had a 504 plan. This year we went to an IEP as the 504 plan was no longer enough and he needed much more support. When we did this his psychiatrist only wanted to give the school the ADD diagnosis because she felt that adding his bipolar to his school record could cause him to be discriminated against in being accepted to colleges, etc. She felt very strongly about this. I had some reservations, but went with it. At that time all of his behavior issues were at home. Now his medications aren't controlling him very well and he's getting into trouble because of the bipolar symptoms. He recently freaked out and cussed out an assistant principal over a rather small matter. I'm thinking that adding the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis will help to protect him when it comes to suspensions and expulsion. While I would try to get this added under his OHI label I'm not sure that I can. I suspect they'll want to put it under ED. There is a certain stigma associated with an ED label. What are your thoughts on adding the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis? Will this help him more than just the ADD diagnosis? Also, we have a Manifestation meeting Wed. because of this latest incident. Anything I should know, advocate for?