Hi All: I'm new at this and posted this on the "general board" and received a few responses but they advised I also post here. Folks on the general board advised I let the school know about his diagnosis, I agree. The unsettling part for me is will they request doing their own evaluations? How long will this take? Do we have to wait until Sept for that to start? In the ideal world, on his 1st day of school, I'd like all the players in place. Am I trying to achieve something that isn't achieveable? Here's the scoop: 1. My son has done well academically in kindergarten and receives Occupational Therapist (OT) under the 504 plan. 2. Home life is a nightmare; he uses all of his energy to hold it together for school. 3. We just spent 2 days having a team evaluation him and he finally was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). 4. We now qualify for a case manager and a behavioral specialist but I can't proceed with that until we receive the final report which will take about 3 weeks. 5. This Wed I happen to already have a mtg with-the school re what will happen with-Occupational Therapist (OT) in September. I've already been told he doesn't qualify for summer services plus the Occupational Therapist (OT) is leaving. 6. The PhD doctor from evaluations suggested I let the school know at this mtg that he's been diagnosed and will need various helps put in place in September. 7. Will the school simply agree to these recommendations? Such as he'll need a scribe, adjustments to gym class, etc. This will constitute an IEP, correct? 8. Will the school need to do their own evaluations? MUST they by law? 9. Once I get a case manager I'm assuming that person can go to bat for me but unfortunately that won't happen until school has ended. I want September to start out right and not have things drag on. Advice? Thanks.