Since it's usually trials and woes that get reported here, I thought I'd brighten your day and tell you what happened at difficult child's IEP meeting this week. difficult child is doing remarkably well in all realms at school, including social. While there's still a need for a low level of accomodations, there's not a diagnostic test out there that I could have used as leverage to continue direct services. However, without my requesting it, the school decided to continue social speech because this past year so many things seemed to finally take hold and blossom and we could all see the home-school-social connections that had been made. Without his knowing it, I communicated to the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) about the social issues difficult child was reporting to me and she would address them at school in ways that I couldn't fully do at home. Our district has had a lot of Autism training and I think it's made a big difference in understanding the "at-risk" nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)'s.