I have a parent I advocate/train and she is getting it and beginning to write letters and be "Ms. Manners" on her own. She has documentation of at least two months of emails (including 3 weeks without power) attempting to schedule an ARD for her 6 yr old difficult child who is already a year behind. They did a Occupational Therapist (OT) assessment to help him with his writing in May and ONLY wanted to address that in the ARD. She notified them in writing she wanted to look at core academics IEP's and that is when they began to give her the run around, especially after she mentioned no child left behind in email? We even took off work to go to one of their "scheduled" ARD's and the Diag was not even there, she was at another campus!!!!! So anyway, she had an emergency of the day of the ARD called left three messages talked to either principal or diag and said we need to reschedule and here was their response!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry you could not attend the ARD this morning, I hope everything is fine. I left a message on your home phone at 8:15 am. and we began the ARD at 8:17 am. WITHOUT HER!!!!! We had rescheduled the ARD with you the required number of times and needed to hold the ARD in order to begin the Occupational Therapy services for difficult child. That report was sent home to you at the end of last school year. You expressed that you would like to have an ARD to discuss some other items. Would you like to have a conference with us to discuss any concerns and then, if necessary, we would schedule an ARD to make any necessary changes? Some dates that are available are: November 5, 6, 12, or 18 all at 2:20 pm. They are also telling her "their ARD's" are only available before school, during teacher's conference time or after school as the teachers need to be in the classroom. I told her to request policy or REGS in writing on letterhead stating there was a certain number of times to attempt to schedule an ARD, I know it applies to parent not producing child for evaluation but not a parent for an ARD!!!! They are just attempting to discourage her in MHO because now she is documenting and educating herself and she has THREE in Special Services and before she would sometimes not even show up cause they told her what they were going to do and she didn't understand her rights. Well now she is my star pupil !!!! She has a difficult child in High School, Middle School and Elementary!! Any suggestions?