Last year after having been thrown out of his parochial school where he had a 1:1 shadow, being home for 3 months while the school district scratched their heads, then being placed in a public school 12:1:1 where the teacher would call me regulararily to ask me what she should do with my son (until she discovered that if she does his afternoon work with him during lunch she did not have to put ANY demands on him in the afternoon and he then she did not have to deal with him raging) Yes, it worked, but that does not help him to learn how to function in school, what will be when he has a different teacher?! This year I found a new school for him. 6:1:1 with an additional floating para. It is <u>intensively behavior mod </u>oriented and seems to really be working. It is however very expensive. In NY, families can get reimbursed for Special Education private education, but they are really putting me through the ringer. The BOE paid $30,000 a year for 3 years for a para and now they are giving me grief over $15,000, I look at it like a huge savings for them. They claim I needed to keep him in public school longer and try to have them work out all of the kinks. The kid is 8 years old, he tried it for 4 months, it did not work, I found something that did work, now pay me back!!! AARRRGGHHHH this is so frustrating.