Fixedsys' My name is Rachel and my 7 year old son(youngest of 4 children[9 year old twin girls and 13 year old son]) has been diagnosed with conduct disorder. He has come a long way with the help of therapy every other week and medication (Abillify and Medadate). We still have the "black rages", destruction of property, self mutilation, and aggressive behavior towards others (especially his sisters and my mother), but only in moderation. I have been unable to hold down a job due because I am always "on call". My last job fired me because of having to take time off for therapy, dr. appointments, school conferences, having to go to to the school due to his behavior(stabbing student with a pencil, throwing rocks and hitting a boy in eye, throwing desks and chairs at teachers, hitting teachers, the list goes on and on), and his separation anxiety. He goes to a small school, so we (me and the school) don't feel that he should go to a "special" school, but he does have extra help everyday. My question is, in your opinion, do you feel that it would be worth it for me to apply for SSI? I am unfamiliar with all the terms. We do receive Medicaid (father is a deadbeat), but I have to live and I don't feel it's fair to my mother to have support our household. I would greatly appreciate any input.