First I wanted to let you all know of the progress I've made. I sent out the letters yesterday (certified and copies via regular mail) requesting an Intial and Full Evaluation. I've been told by several sources that under state law interventions have to be done before any evaluations. However, I could not find where any timeframes for evaluations have been defined in the Ohio Administrative Code. IDEA Sec. 300.301 states that evaluations must be done within 60 days of the request - or - within the timeframe set by the state if the state has set timeframes. I talked with my local Rep's office and asked if the State of Ohio had set timeframes and they are researching and will get back to me. They got back to me within 2 minutes of my initial phone call/message, so I am confident they will be prompt. Let me add that my local Rep is on all the right committees. He is the sponser and lead advocate of a bill to force insurance companies in Ohio to cover mental illness the same as physical illness and he's on the Education Committee. I have to tell you that feeling like a is such a better feeling than wanting to just curl up in bed. Ok, now for my question. The SD has reported difficult child for truancy. We have a meeting tomorrow AM (I was just received the notification yesterday) with the Court Liaision Officer of Juvenile Court and the reps from the SD. A mediation I guess. Do you think it would be accpetable for me to tape the meeting if I make everyone aware and put the recorder on the table in plain sight? Of course I would ask permission, but I don't want to come across as...I don't know how to put it...hysterical, or adversarial. I mean, I am fighting for my daughter and will do whatever it takes, but I want to at least keep the *impression* that I'm not being adversarial. Any ideas, advice is greatly appreciated.