Met with devel. pediatrician this morning and he warrants seeing a language pathologist. The problem: no agency comes to our county and the local hospital is just not qualified for social communication issues in children (what I suspected and confirmed...). Now, it is crucial for our school district to step up and do their job. After talking to our local advocacy agency, the lady assured me that the SD had to take into account the new data (private psycho-educational evaluation) and that V does indeed qualify for services and IEP. She said that NC law grants access to Special Education automatically if there is at least 15 points discrepancy between IQ score and one other area. In V's case: full scale IQ is 99 (96 verbal, 103 nonverbal). Communication is 79. Visual-spatial is 84. Socialization is 83. That is just for the standard scores, but 2 areas have at least 15 points, one area has 14 points. A lot more areas are below average, at risk or clinically significant, but I'm not sure how they would relate to that 15 points discrepancy law... Has any one heard of that law? Is it really a garanteed IEP? Of course, the school district never shared the existence of that law with me. All they said is there need to be 30% delay in one area or 25% in 2 areas. So if I go by percentage of delay, his communication is at 21 months which is 62% delay. Once again: automatic IEP/services?? I also know that the delay needs to directly affect his education. To me, it is a given that such a severe social communication delay will/does impact his learning. What should I answer if the SD tells me it is not related to his education?? (I have no doubt they will use that trick) ANY help and imput welcome.