I was told today,(and also perviously) by my difficult child's guidance counselor that he doesn't qualify for an IEP. The reason: there is not a big enough gap between his IQ and performance. They just did testing at the school per my request. He was suspended today for taking a knife to school, and not long ago he stole books from the school library. The principal told me today that my son's behavior is,"escalating." On another forum someone posted to me that he can get an IEP for behavioral/mental issues, and that the "gap" is no longer apllicable for qualification. Can someone please tell me how to approach the school on this? I don't want to be confrontational, yet the school year is over in a few days. Thanks!