Since I got a couple of questions about my thread this morning regarding the IEE and haven't gotten many responses, I thought maybe I should clarify/update difficult child's status and diagnosis. As most know, he went into Department of Juvenile Justice with a BiPolar (BP) diagnosis, however, other psychiatrists had said unipolar depression or mood disorder not otherwise specified or adjustment disorder instead- and a couple listed disruptive behavior as a second diagnosis.. A psychiatric and psychiatrist evaluation'd him in processing and listed him as BP1. Then, he was transferred to this facility where he is now. The psychiatrist at this one is trialing difficult child off medications. (by the way, after the facility ran out o lithobid a couple of weeks ago, the psychiatrist just kept difficult child off of it.) He also has a therapist where he is now. As far as I know, the psychiatrist is waiting to see how difficult child does off medications before reviewing the diagnosis and I have no idea what his therapist thinks about it. The therapist and psychiatrist don't communicate with each other and I'm not allowed to talk to psychiatrist and therapist can't tell me much about difficult child because I don't have the rights of a custodial parent right now. Plus, difficult child is 14 so that changes his privacy rights here. I am going to ask her what she thinks about his diagnosis after she has worked with him for a while without the medications. (Oh- he is still on 25mg of seroquel ea night but difficult child said he might ask to drop that.) Then, throw in the school psychiatric who has the position just like in any other school district. She did not communicate with the therapist or psychiatrist and just reviewed difficult child's Department of Juvenile Justice and school district files and did the basic school tests. She is the one my earlier thread was about. I hope that helps, for those that might be interested. My letter requesting an IEE is to the Special Education director at that school. She seems to think he has no mental illness but is just CD and social maladaptive and headed toward anti-social personality. I'm writing another letter to difficult child's IEP case manager at the school- I only had two corrections about his history listed iin her proposed IEP and I asked her to relay some things the teachers have reported about difficult child's demeanor and social difficulties to his therapist.