after talking to soooo many moms the past mth who feel they need info and support, or just someone to talk to, a friend and i have decided to start a local support group. i just want something that will allow parents the opportunity to ask ?'s about how the system does or doesn't work, allow experiences to be shared and just provide a shoulder when needed. we will tell everyone that info about our difficult child's is confidential and not to be shared and that sd or staff bashing is not the reason for mtg. we thought we could organize some gals nites out(seeing that most i talked to are the moms but we will include the dads too)and the state mediation center provides speakers for free. i talked to the vice principle of the Special Education program for the county and he said it was a great idea. he said parents too often take what the sd personnel say as law and don't advocate do to lack of knowledge. so what do you all think? what other things would you add or what would you change from above?