Hi, I'm new here but feel ancient as far as Special Education goes. My youngest was identified with delays at age 2, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive & receptive speech. Early Childhood Intervention of NC took action and started in home interventions with him, assuring me that they would be in place until he started preschool, at which time the SD would take over. The SD Exceptional Children's Program for this county is thus far a joke. Over the years they have continually eliminated (or annexed if you will) my son from any and every support he had at his disposal. He was under a formal IEP until 3rd grade, where they decided that he no longer qualified for an IEP due to his initial diagnosis, nor would they consider any other issues, as the 504 program would suit him better. Cautiously agreeing to this, I insisted that he receive adaptive services such as modified testing, frequent breaks, calling out of test questions, etc. During his first standardized testing session he failed by 2 points. At a retest he passed by 2 points (this was all 3rd grade end of grade testing...required by the state of NC to pass the grade). Midyear 4th grade, the 504 team decided that since he was medicated and the medications seemed effective in assisting him in keeping his grades to C or better, he no longer qualified for the 504 program either. Gone were the modifications. His 4th grade end of grade testing failed miserably. It was at my request that he be waivered to 5th grade, because it was due to no fault of his that he didn't pass, and I had no intentions of letting the school penalize him for their foulup. In August just prior to the start of 5th grade (this school year) I had an independent psychiatric evaluation done for him. The results indicated he was on the Autism Spectrum, highly functioning. Due to these results, I called for another IEP meeting. At this meeting, I was informed that the only grades he had a deficeit in were his conduct grades. I asked the teacher if he was a behavioral child? No....Okay, then how does he have D's in conduct? Oh, well he doesn't turn in his homework. Okay, so you are putting his homework grades (academic performance) under conduct? Would that not indicate a PROBLEM SOMEWHERE? Don't you think if you put his HOMEWORK grades under his ACADEMIC scores (as they most assuredly will in middle school NEXT YEAR) his grades would then more accurately reflect his performance? No, apparently I'm missing something somewhere. I am not the educator, not the educated one so I shouldn't even bother with this. I'm slightly frustrated and more than a little disgusted. Is this possible? Is the school system in the RIGHT for scoring an academic assignment under a conduct grade? Help!!!