I am really frustrated because my child's care team has recommended a neuro/psychiatric evaluation. And I read a lot of posts here, recommending one. I adopted my child from foster care, so he receives medication-Cal for his medical coverage. I jumped through all the hoops to request the neuro/psychiatric evaluation, but now, three months later, all that was authorized was a regular psychiatric evaluation. Has anyone had this experience? How did you push to get a neuro/psychiatric evaluation? I have filed for a due process hearing, which can take up to 90 days, but do you have any suggestions for what I can do now? He is 12 years old and cannot even carry on a conversation with peers or adults. The only way he can stay involved in a conversation is if he starts the topic, interrupting the current topic that is being discussed. Or if he relates a movie, scene-by-scene. He cannot play with peers either, unless closely supervised by an adult. There are many other issues, but I need to get this evaluation. I would appreciate any suggestions.