Hi, I'm semi new here, I was a member about 10 years ago, and have been lurking for the last 2 or so and just don't remember my username, etc. My son is 19, orginally diagnosed with, adhd, bipolar with- psychotic features, odd, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ptsd. Within the last 2 years ago "they" decided that schizoaffective disorder was more accurate. Who know's. So, Z, has been going to a special school for the last 5 years, absolutely perfect for him. Year round, worked on academics (some), but more into getting him ready to be in the "real" world so to speak. Worked at different companies thru the school, made his own paycheck it's great for him, well, today he really blew it... He "forgot" that he had one of my husband's work knives in his pocket. So needless to say they suspended him. This happened at the end of the day, after he had gone home on the bus, the school decided he would be "suspended" indefinately, but they are NOT filing charges. He does well for awhile, but then sobotages (sp) himself. I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know if they will expell him, which in a "normal" school they would no questions asked. If they do, I don't know what to do with his time, when he has too much time on his hands he gets himself in even more trouble. If they don't I think they should take away the privedge of his working. I'm making him write a letter to the program director, he has DMH and TIP as far as other support services, they don't what to say over this. I am sooo lost. Any suggestions? K.