for an update on difficult child 1. She was assigned to him back in 5th grade when he was diagnosis'd with Crohn's and now she follows him to make sure he's getting the support he needs for whatever health issues are plaguing him. She gave me some good tips for handling his ADHD issues despite the school denying him the IEP last year and told me to simply request an addendum meeting if he starts to struggle and ask for additional supports. She makes it sound so easy, when it wasn't that easy last year to get anyone to listen. Maybe the staff at this school is easier to work with and she knows it? I guess we'll find out eventually. This morning she's sending an email out to all of difficult child 1's teachers to let them know about all his physical and mental health issues and that I'll be in contact via email if I notice any problems cropping up. I'm so happy to have her as an ally on the "inside".