Dear Friends, I need some advice on how to handle this process. Here is the letter I wrote to principal at kid's school. She is in kindergarden. Dear Principal Thank you again for the meeting we had last week regarding ******'s transition to Kiva School. I am so grateful that we were able to come together as a team to strategize on ways to help ****** integrate into her new school environment. I am writing to update you on the outcome of ******s appointment with Dr. ******, a well-respected board certified neuropsychiatrist specialist who runs the ******Institute. Dr. ****** did cognitive, physiological and brain scan testing on ****** during an extensive two day consultation. With the scientific EEG data recorded, he was able to determine that ****** has a developmental disorder with a brain EEG abnormality producing rigidity and impulsivity. This diagnosis supports my instinct that that there is indeed a biological reason for the behavioral issues that she exhibits. While the doctor does not discourage our attempting to manage her behavior with Love and Logic techniques, in his vast experience in dealing with similar patients, he does not think that it will be enough. Therefore, Dr ****** is encouraging that we do not delay in starting the 504 process. He will supply any supporting documentation needed. My goal here is not only to help ****** have an equal playing field but to quickly implement a plan that ensures the most positive learning environment possible for the whole class. This is my formal request that we escalate the timetable we discussed and move forward with the 504 evaluation, which I believe will benefit everyone concerned. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Here is what he just wrote back to me: Thank you for stopping by yesterday. Sorry I didnt have a lot of time to spend with you. I am initiating the Section 504 process which starts with collecting information from ******s teachers. I will send out a Behavioral Observation Form to her teacher and specials teachers. This way we can get their observations of ****** in their classrooms. I would love for you to send me any information you received from Dr. ****** including his diagnosis. There are usually clues in the doctors paperwork that can help us better serve ******. The way the Section 504 process works starts by collecting data about the student. When we have enough data to help us with a determination, I will set up a meeting with you, me and her teachers. This would be the determination meeting. Though a student may have a medical diagnosis, they may not be eligible for accommodations under Section 504. This is determined by the team (youre included) during the determination meeting. If she qualifies, we will move to the accommodation phase and create a 504 Accommodation Plan during the same meeting. After our meeting the other day, I understand the plan may focus on behavior. Even though a student can get accommodations under Section 504, they are not exempt from discipline under the ****** Code of Conduct. We will look for ways to manage the behavior so that high level discipline can be avoided. You will be hearing from me within the next week as I collect the data needed and review it to set an appointment for the determination meeting. Please drop off any information what would help us help ******.