done. Well it took two 2 hour meetings and one 2 1/2 hour meeting, a person brought in from the district but the IEP is done-well not signed yet as it needs to be typed up. It's been an incredibly draining experience-never as a teacher have I had an IEP go more than 1 meeting and never even over 2 hours. I'm feeling cautiously optimistic about the IEP. The BIP seems good and this summer they are going to have someone do testing to in reading to see exactly what difficult child's needs are. The team determined that the reasons for his suspensions are due to his disability so unless he does something criminal (drugs, weapons, serious bodily injury) he will not be suspended out of school. I feel relieved because I really do believe it is due to his disability. Next year they will also have special training for those working with difficult child as far as how to recognize triggers, deal with him when he is upset etc... As I said, I'm feeling cautiously optimistic-thanks for all the support over the past several weeks that this has been going on!