I've been putting off having difficult child 2 evaluated because we were going through evaluations with difficult child 3, and well I can only handle so many appts. And honestly, until AS was suggested (3 months ago) and later diagnosed for difficult child 3, I didn't even know what it was However, with investigating for difficult child 3, it became very obvious that difficult child 2 is a classic aspie. Like I got hit on the head. All of those things that everyone said- he's just different... he'll grow out of it... but he's 12 now and still the same. (Even still catch him tip-toeing sometimes- He's 6'2" and almost 200 lbs.. it's odd) So I've been planning on having him evaluated. My problem is with his school. He is very intelligent, goes to a Special College Preparatory Program School that he had to test to get into. He loves it! Unfortunately, he is failing 2 classes. Latin is difficult for anyone (I get that), and Social Studies, well that makes no sense since that's what he's into. And he's teetering on failing pre-algebra, and that's where his giftedness is. Call me confused! So I've been trying to help him stay organized to no avail. He does hw and then doesn't turn it in... so frustrating! Then doesn't do hw. Forgets everything. Anyway, the school's policy is that if he fails 2 classes, he goes to summer school for both subjects (expensive, but I can handle that) but fails 3 classes and he is expelled. The other alternative school for him is a, well I call it the ghetto school where someone like him and his odd social difficulties will NOT be accepted. My question is - if he had an iep, can they legally expel him? Or is it up to the individual school? He needs help, and I know he won't get it with-o an iep. I'll be calling his school tomorrow to see what they can do in the meantime. Any advice? I just don't really know where to start with this.