I had a "components" meetings at school today for us to agree on what components would be brought to the table at my son's three year evaluation. I asked 2 things: 1) that his classification be changed from ED to OHI because his diagnosis changed during the past 3 years from unipolar depression and disruptive behavior not otherwise specified to Biploar not otherwise specified. The school said that would require going thru the entire evaluation for an iep all over and could lead to my son no longer qualifying for an IEP. Is that true? I thought they were supposed to re-evaluate him anyway, but they said if I agreed to leave it ED, then he wouldn't get that complete re-evaluation and they would leave him on an iep. I told them I wanted to go ahead with it. 2) I asked them to do testing. I had previously asked if they had a licensed/qualified person to do neuropsychologist testing and had gotten no answer. The first answer today was that if I wanted neuropsychologist testing, I could get it privately and pay for it myself. Then, the principal pointed out that I had requested the school to do testing, so then the ED spec said she could do her own evaluation and it would involve some testing but that it would not be all testing because they do not have the quals that a licensed prof does. She said her tests would be sufficient to tell if there were any cognitive difficulties in my son. I agreed verbally but have not signed permission for them to proceed yet. I signed a paper stating what we discussed though. As a background, I had complete neuorpsych testing done privately 3 years ago and paid for it which is what lead my son to be put on an iep. The school has never done any testing on him. I would have this done privately again but I can't afford it right now. His deficits before were mostly in memory, attention, and executive functioning. I couldn't get her to specify exactly what tests she would do, but she did say she would give him a memory test. What rights and expectations are there in regards to asking the sd to do testing? What happens if she does a few minimal tests, say for IQ, and no deficits show up because this is not his area of difficulty? I found it odd that both the sd sw and the ed spec were strongly discouraging me to pursue the OHI class, and resulting re-evaluation. But, I tend to think it's because it would open the door to my son getting other accommodations that this sd won';t provide otherwise. But, the principal backed me up and said my son is no longer a behavioral problem at school and does need supports. The cm initially wrote that my son is doing well academicly, but I had them write in "with current IEP accommodations" to clarify that he would not be doing well if they weren't working with him academicly.