Hi All- Our daughter was diagnosed with bipolar her freshman year of high school. As soon as we learned we set an appointment with her counselor at school to let the school know and to help keep an eye out for her. Neither my wife or I had ever heard of an IEP. The school counselor never mentioned IEP or an evaluation process, nothing. Our daughter made it through high school and graduated last week. The following Saturday, last Saturday, my wife and I learned what an IEP is through a mental health class we are taking through NAMI, their Family to Family class. I couldnt believe that we were never advised of this option. Our daughter was able to graduate, but she struggled tremendously. To the point she now considers herself through with studies. She has zero confidence in her ability to be successful in college. I feel some guilt too, I dont know how we missed this. We are involved parents. We have read up on parenting someone with bipolar. I dont recall seeing this information anywhere before. My question is how responsible is the school for this? Shouldnt they have had the obligation, or requirement, to have our daughter assessed for IEP after being informed of her mental illness? I keep imagining what could have been.