I posted before wanting to get my daughter classified under OHI for her Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and was told that since Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a DSM diagnosis it would have to be ED. However in articles, links from this site it is stated that BiPolar (BP) should be labeled as OHI and not ED. quote"Bipolar disorder is clearly a disability, as defined by OHI, that demonstrates having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that result in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment. My daughter has problems with staying on task, completing tasks, unable to produce written work at times, expresses when she can't do work that it makes her very tired, is bothered by noises of other children when trying to concentrate and then at times has to tap in class(in which she has her funny money taken away) So why would she NOT be classifed as OHI by one poster on this board? I also have read in the new law that they do not put bipolar into OHI as it is well known this is an organic brain disorder so it is a health impairment. If you go by that logic that is in a comment of the new IDEA then wouldn't Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) be in this category also? Also when it gives examples of OHI conditions like ADHD it clearly says these are EXAMPLES and the list is not exhaustive. We go over her evaluation this Friday, got notice last Friday by phone, on Tuesday by mail. If anyone can comment give support soon I would appreciate it so we do not go in blind. I have no idea if they will refuse to give her an IEP or try to put her under ED. The psychologist stated she would have to have limited vitality ect.... I don't think a 504 would help her at all. She needs one on one when she does her reading response journal as she does not or is unable to do at school and her grade was lowered by 2 grades for not doing this and the teacher is too busy for one on one with her. She is now not completing work, work that is completed over the weekend she did not turn in since she did not think it was completed good enough. We are in this neverending circle of not getting communication, school resistance, not wanting to read and she was a very good reader and loved reading. Now the school says she is a lower reading level that she has been the last 2years(transferred schools) she is unhappy about what reading group she is in and the reading response journal. Last year on her standardized testing, IOWAS she scored 96% across the board. She has been to the office for defiance when she was pushed to do something and she shut down, she has gone into the bathroom for 30 minutes when the teacher insisted on seeing her personal writing.