I have a quick question. At what age (if any) is a child required to be present at the IEP meeting? I was just reading at my state's dept. of education website, and it says "beginning at least by age 16"... so I assume by the age of 16, difficult child *must* be in attendance, but until then, it is not a requirement? I ask because we have another IEP meeting coming up in a couple of weeks, and if it's possible, I'd prefer that difficult child not be present this time. He attended the last meeting, and very clearly uncomfortable the entire time, and if he doesn't *need* to be there, I'd just as soon let him skip being there, ya know? He has already told me that he would rather not be there if he didn't have to be, as well. Am I right in assuming it will be ok to not make him attend?