Trying to keep it brief because I am on the verge of doing something ignorant to a certain school official or two. 1. RX for 504 Sept 09 2. Meeting for 504 at school Oct 09, mentioned neuropsychologist testing that was SUPPOSED to take 6 weeks. School said would have "some" testing in meantime. They felt Dr. should give line by line instructions. 3. Appointment for neuropsychologist. 4. Few weeks ago, called school counselor to relate the delay in results, asked them to pursue options they had. Was told that they expected 504 to be based on the information I was getting so school would save money on tests. Mentioned I wanted them to do what they could in meantime. In second quarter of semester had a meeting before semester ever started. 5. Last week after a long wait spec. ed teacher called and reiterated fact that "burden of proof" was upon me and we should just wait it out. 6. Yesterday, got results of neuropsychologist after 5 months. Called school today and left messages with counselor and spec. ed. 7. Talk with counselor was NOT good, NOT good as in I am absolutely going to send certified letter to not only them but also state board of ed. Once again she placed burden of proof in my lap and said that they couldn't just schedule a new meeting. The psychiatric would have to evaluation papers. Okay fine, but that was only after I stated how unhappy I was with 5 months lapsing and no one doing a thing. I mentioned sending official letter and getting my 90 days started because I was mad, should have been quiet in hindsight since I have no actual clue what they are obligated to do. i asked her flat out who was responsible for difficult child case. She said psychiatric now that he may be Special Education but prior to that he was hers to manage?!?!?! Essentially what I am getting is that they need MORE TIME to meditate on what my son may or may not need. Seems final determination is up to school psychiatric and HER opinion of testing results. Then, without an actual timeframe available by counselor we will make an appointment. We can't JUST schedule one. Okay...that would sound reasonable if 5 flippin months hadn't just been burned up in my difficult child's semester as people twiddled their thimbs and expected me to handle all of it, they expected me to put in it their laps signed sealed and ready to implement. Anyway...before I make a complete fool out of myself writing strongly worded letters to boards of education I need to know what exactly the school is REQUIRED to do for me legally. I am just too angry to process legal stuff right now. Plus, I am making a HUGE feast for easy child 1st birthday tomorrow...not good timing. I need ammo, big badda boom ammo. I am ready to bite out someones throat like a piutbull, I am going to take it all the way to my Senators office in person if need be. I want rocket launchers of legal ammo. Trouble is I am new to this. Saw one place that school is required to do things like give me written rights/responsibilities, copies of files, grieveance procedures etc. Don't get me started on testing and time frames. Anyway...I'm caught in the darkness and low on gas...desperate for some warrior parent reinforcements. What I should be doing is gleefully hanging up Elmo party streamers and frosting cupcakes right now.