hi so i have to admit i'm slightly apprehensive about the upcoming cse meeting. i've gotten my feet wet a little at work with this, yet not nearly enough and also due to the fact that i have no clue what to expect. so today difficult child had a friend over which was great, first one ever!! her friends mom is a parent member of the board so i picked her brain alot today. Winds up that it all more or less rests on the test results i will given on monday, the testing the school did. There are certain percentages to everything and apparentley since they didn't except my private testing theyll be basing her eligibility for services based on that testing. now granted with all thedocumentation i have this should be a slam dunk, yet due to the school being reluctant to provide difficult child with services it may be a battle. to boot, the woman who is chairing the meeting is a friend of boyfriend's ex wife. a friend outside of school. the friend i had over today said that this should have no baring on the way the meeting is handled yet its a small town and she has seen it happen. i basically have to prove that difficult child needs services to help her reach her academic potential. she said i have to stay focused on academics and not on the emotional element of it (that being socialization). we'll see how it goes.