Hello all, I have been lurking here for awhile now and am finally ready to jump in and ask for some advice. I have three adopted children. My oldest seems to have all of the "issues." He has been diagnosed through my own private evaluations with psychiatrists and therapists as adhd, Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) and recently mood disorder not otherwise specified. He is currently on Focalin 5MG and recently added 2mg daily of Abilify. The abilify changed his life and ours which leads me to believe after 7 years of dealing with his "touchy and sensitive" nature that his issues are indeed linked to a mood disorder and potentially pediatric bipolar. So here is the deal; essentially he has had an IEP for three years pertaining to his speech and language delays as well as his fine motor skill delays. His IEP is up for review and the social workert at the school wants to change his certification to EI because of his mood swings and his behavior challenges. I am fighting for OHI because of the biological basis for his problems. My question is this; so far the school has been wonderful with accomodations. He gets help all day long with different individuals (speech, Occupational Therapist (OT), Sp. Ed., social worker,etc.) and they have helped him immensely as he transitions into 1st grade. My fear is that this EI certification allows them to intervene in potentially innappropriate ways. I have tons of documentation from two leading psychologists and one psychiatrist that he is indeed, adhd, Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) and mood disoredr. Doesn't this automatically include him in OHI? I am confused and concerned. I have a meeting on Friday with the psychiatrist and Saturday with his therapist. I am going to ask for their advice. But everyone here is so knowledgeable from the parent perspective. I really need help! Also, they are fighting an Learning Disability (LD) label because they have not had enough timt to appropriately test him. They also conveniently have not completed any of the tests that they promised to administer last Spring. Could they be trying to slap an EI just to move things along or is there a more malicious intent behind it. Is there any benefit for my son at all to an EI certification over an OHI. Help and Thank you!!!!