It's taken me awhile to post this but I have been thinking about it for several days and I need you fine ladies to tell me what you think. It's about a visit from difficult child 1's social worker last Tuesday. A couple things really make me go "HUH?" What do you think? 1) I had to sign new releases (every year). Last year I signed releases for psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist (OT), school, CTSS worker, horseback riding, advocate, and neuropsychologist. This year, it was only for psychiatrist. He no longer goes to public school. difficult child 1 "fired" his CTSS worker last fall because he wouldn't believe difficult child 1 wasn't being intentionally defiant during the Prozac fiasco. Horseback riding and neuropsychologist are done. Advocate is not needed because no public school. She asked about Occupational Therapist (OT). If any of you remember my posts a couple weeks ago about the Occupational Therapist (OT), you understand why difficult child 1 REFUSES to go back. Social workers question....."Who's in charge here? Why's he making the decision?" Ummmmm and how do you propose I MAKE an almost 14 year old difficult child go to and participate in an Occupational Therapist (OT) session? 2) She mentioned another session of horseback riding that she's arranged but is currently full. I could sign the "BLANKET release of liability forms" and she would put him on the waiting list. I mentioned how much I hate releasing people from ALL liability under ALL circumstances. Social worker's response....."Then I guess he isn't going" as she's putting the releases away. Does anyone else have to release ALL their professionals from ALL liability to get certain services? Does anyone besides me find this absurd? Okay, now it's your turn to tell me what you think about these two situations that have been nagging at me for almost a week.