Been at this process for a long time. Once I learned we could not trust the SD, things have been easier, but still hard to fathom. We had to get an outside evaluation/diagnosis, as the SD REFUSED to evaluate. Once we turned in the report, they felt it was time to test. Their report not only didn't match, it was as far from it as possible (our kid is perfect). We got an IEE which matched our diagnosis. Again the SD "doesn't see it", so they ignore it again. The SD is the only one that won't acknowledge the diagnosis. This has gone over 1 school year. We keep hearing "get a lawyer". Are there any other solutions? It's crazy. The only step left is due process. I am trying to think outside the box to get a better solution/plan of attack. It is so bad that the SD evaluation has inconsistancies, contradictions, etc. We even had a third private professional look at the reports and he agreed with the diagnosis. It seems that the SD can do this because it can, not because it is right. And they have a new way to avoid the IEP problems - don't let kids in the system. It seems criminal that they can do this. I get an arguement of 1 vs. 2 hours of a service - that's an opinion. This is black and white. We have an appointment with the lawyer soon, but if I spend money, I would rather it be on my child.