We had our 1 1/2 meeting yesterday. Our therapist who is a Doctor and the more we work with her the more I love her, she basically was a super advocate! The attendees were- Occupational Therapist (OT) Speech Psychology Teacher School nurse GATE-Teacher Special Education She qualifies under- Speech(brought in her Dysarthria diagnosis), Learning Disability (LD)- (handwriting) Occupational Therapist (OT)- this was also some of her handwriting and adaptive PE issues. We also said NO to the ED qualification, we are going to have a letter written up from her psychiatrist and get OHI. Our therapist basically nicely said I would prefer OHI, and they asked a few questions and she said BiPolar (BP) is not an ED but OHI and was ready to list off documentation... but they said as long as you can have her psychiatrist write up that she has BiPolar (BP) that is OK. They are going to go along with most of the 2 pages of suggestions that I asked for for the classroom. I can copy them if anyone wants to see them. I am so happy for K. Also last year they tested her for GATE but she did not qualify, I really didn't care, but her teacher felt it would be great for her because number one she felt she was smart enough and number 2 she felt the setting would be great for K. She didn't do that well because of the environment. I didn't push it. When the GATE teacher (they call it REACH here) saw the results from our Neuro-psychiatric report she automatically put her in REACH. She asked us at the meeting if we would like her in it from now on. I guess they tested her for the past 2 weeks and she more than qualifies... so they realized they were wrong last year. I am just happy she is going to be protected and get the support she needs in class! I also did my lengthy speech about how I know that they have lots of Autistic kids and ADHD kids, but BiPolar (BP) kids have a lot of the same symptoms but then I went on to explain how they are so different. I also made it very clear about the medications, and how I am willing to do anything to help, and willing to work the whole team. Our therapist said we did a great job and she was very impressed by the School. I am very glad that part is over. We meet next Friday to finalize it.