I've given up on FAPE in LRE, or FAPE anywhere. Raised the white flag, made sure that Boo was involved in the few choices that were to be made (and his placement is *his* choice). But apparently, that's not enough. Co-op is now entering the medical domain where they have absolutely no business and I have realized that I need to shut them down post haste or Boo isn't even going to be able to *pretend* to have gotten an education. First, co-op was requesting medical information from physician that they do not have authorization to request. All medical information comes thru me, for a reason. They have done this twice now since August. They have not received info. At IEP mtg in Sept, I was informed by program nurse that we would have to have a swallow study done before he'd be allowed to eat a sandwich in school. You have got to be kidding me - a kid who granted has lousy oral motor skills but who has not had a *single* instance of aspiration in his 16 years on solid food, who has eaten pizza, burgers, sandwiches in this very same program for the last 6 years... and now they want an invasive study in the name of "safety"? I told them not a chance. OK, then they want an rx from doctor before they will allow it. Because I have given up on any semblance of common sense among the people, I told them to tell me what they *would* allow him to eat and I would send those food items. Last straw, has really frosted me today, is Boo in on antibiotics since Fri, and as such has developed ... pardon me... loose stools. He doesn't have e. coli or any dread parasite infection, he has amoxicillin-related unformed stools. He "shouldn't be in school" per program nurse (not his 1:1). Now, we're not talking a health hazard here - without getting graphic, we're talking about a diapering situation that requires more time. Nurse had the *gall* to tell me when I arrived at school that they couldn't have 3 people spending a half hour to change him (2 are just there to standby for when they put him back in chair using lift - they're not actively involved in anything else). I told her that I was really sorry it was such an *inconvenience* for school staff, but in no way, shape, or form does this even approach "education". I'm sick (literally), I'm tired, I'm peeved beyond words, so I may be off base, but I look at it this way (and *please*, if I'm off base, set me straight): They are not sending ambulatory children on antibiotics home. They *are* sending nonambulatory children on antibiotics home because it takes too much time to properly attend to their needs in their view. This is discriminatory. I want to send a letter requesting written policy not only on what the cut off time is for how long is too long, but also the written policy on what children can and cannot eat without invasive testing. I'm really tempted to send a copy of HIPAA along with- my request because it's obviously yet another law they've never heard of... but I won't, because this program RN is just too completely out of her mind. Again - Boo is *not* presenting anything even remotely approaching a health hazard here. His diapers contain things well - it's just messy, but it's life. Deal, in my humble opinion. I also think this constitutes 5 days towards his 10 days until change of placement (he's on antibiotics until Fri) - he is out at co-op request, for *their* convenience, not due to illness or anything else. Gosh - I'm so *sick* of this garbage. My son's biggest disability is school staff who are accommodating him into complete and utter helplessness. Any suggestions, or do Boo and I just suck it up again?