Despite being Christmas break, I am making some headway. I have talked to the SpEd director for our district. She said it will take her "a couple days" to get the evaluation put together. I hope she meant that literally. I did not go into detail as to what was going on, but let her know that he has no place to go come Jan 5. A friend of a friend has a 5yo son in the district just north of us who is autistic and has been hugely successful with the IEP process. She is supposed to be calling me and has stated that she will invite me to her son's next meeting, which is coming up very soon. I've got the in-home requested again, and am working up letters for the docs. I am sure i can get at least one to attend. The woman who acted as difficult child's 1:1 at Montessori school is on my list to contact, as well. I haven't been keeping my medication file as neat as I should; that's gonna bite me. I will probably have to take a couple of days off to get that cleaned up again; will be a lot of busy work and running, but shouldn't be that hard. My ex-mother in law used to be a teacher and counselor in our district and has been brainstorming away over there. She is meeting tomorrow with a former SpEd teacher who now works at one of the mental "institutions" nearby with youngsters to ask for suggestions and guidance. I'm scared to death and having trouble thinking "outside the box" for what difficult child needs. All I can seem to see is that he needs a 1:1, but I need a backup plan if they refuse. But all in all, its forward movement, and considering its the holidays, I'm encouraged by that.