We are moving towards an outside school placement for difficult child. I have heard that there are often waiting lists. The school will not let difficult child back there because psychiatrist won't sign a letter stating that difficult child is safe to return after threats to hurt himself. What happens if we have to wait 3 months for an outside placement and difficult child is released from inpatient program...isn't the school required to provide something for him in the meantime? Will they only offer a tutor and I will have to take a leave of absence from work to stay home with him?