Has anyone gone through due process and ended up satisfied with the results- no retaliation on difficult child or family, Iep got adequately implemented, school woke up to issues and addressed them, etc.? Are you glad you went thru the process and was it worth it? About what kind of costs are we looking at- I have heard $8000 to $10,000. (Like I have that in my back pocket LOL) Also, I was told it would take a few months for the process- does that sound right? Are filing a complaint with the state DOE, filing for due process, and taking the sd to court all the same thing? I undersstand that mediation is different but I wouldn't waste my time on that, unless I have to for another more effective process. (My feeling is that if the school won't comply with IDEA they won't stick by any non-binding agreement made in mediation.) Thanks in advance- Oh, difficult child is on an iep already- at least on paper- in reality it is pretty much a joke and although iep meetings result in agreements and signed iep's, the school does what they want and just ignores the rest, IEP or not.