So I've been tossing around the idea to send my daughter to our home school where all her friends are. She is totally unhappy where she's at now, but she has small classes with lots of support at this school, which she really needs. So my mom went to the prospective new school and met with the director of special education to see what they have to offer. Turns out they only offer RSP classes that have only one teacher and about 25 students. They have no teacher's aides. difficult child is used to having a one on one aide in all of her classes that work with her. It would be a huge adjustment for her to go into a much bigger class (right now she's in with eight other kids) and for her not to have an aide available to help her would really be a challenge. difficult child insists she wants to go to the new school regardless because she is so unhappy where she is at now. I have no idea what to do. We have an IEP meeting on Friday with representative of both schools. We will be discussing placement. I don't know if I should give the go ahead with the transfer if it means difficult child will struggle heavily academically. Right now she isn't getting an education because she is refusing to attend. But at the new school she may not be getting much of an education either because she may not be able to keep up with faster paced classes and no aide. So I'm still ambivilent about moving her. I guess it's a wait and see what is discussed at the IEP on Friday. Till then I'm having real anxiety about it and I just don't know what to do.