I need some tips for evaluating an ED classroom for our difficult child. Last month, we had an IEP meeting for difficult child, after extensive testing by the school. He was declared ineligible for any services. No surprise there, even though everyone agrees he's got major issues. Totally ineffective plans for how we can prevent the next incident (usually whacking another kid, but also defies playground monitors), which then occurred in short order. When I was a kid, his behaviors would be the cause for parent-teacher conferences; however, for his last incident, they have slapped him with a five-day suspension and have us scheduled to go in Wednesday for a placement review. husband was told that difficult child will be expelled or moved to an ED classroom. I think they really meant "moved from his current school" rather than "kicked out of school forever" but husband wasn't picky with the language. At any rate, it's not working where he is and his problems will not be less in another school. His psychiatric agrees with us that he really needs an aide in the classroom, rather than being put into an ED classroom. Apparently, our school district likes to sweep up the "problem" kids into an ED classroom rather than assign aides and considers the ED classroom to be the least restrictive environment. I don't agree, but don't have an advocate yet. [Yes, we're getting one but can't pull it together before Wednesday.] doctor says we should check out the ED classroom before we agree to put difficult child there; personally, I don't see a lot of options. These suspensions hurt us financially and do nothing positive for difficult child; only the teacher benefits. At any rate, I'll send husband to look at the classroom, but have no idea what to be looking for. Can folks give me some tips on what is good or what should make us run for the hills? Thanks.