Long time lurker here. I had a couple questions since I'm doing some research for a parent of child. This child currently has an IEP program laid out for them where they go to class one hour a day and they are also in the 6th grade. The issue that's arising however is that the child can barely make it 30 minutes before they get in trouble and are forced to leave. So much so, the last time they got in trouble, they were suspended almost 2 weeks which to a child of this status, is basically a reward. Also, today, they made it less than 10 minutes before they DEMANDED to come back home. We've also attempted different means such as night school. We honestly feel that the school system is doing and trying all the things they can to adjust to the needs of the child, but we can't seem to get the child do their part; after much of these ordeals the child lets us know "it's really not a big deal" and asks us "why are you all complaining about this?" So, we always end up at this point where the child goes, gets in trouble, sits around the house for days, goes back to school, promptly makes trouble, and then we repeat the whole cycle again. So, my first questions are these: Does anybody have experience with a situation like this and if so, what are some things you have to done work through it? My next question concerns support for children of this stature in different states. The parent feels that where they are now simply does not have enough in the way of support for their child. What we've often wondered is where support is better at. Thus, I wanted to ask, are there are any states in particular that have better support systems in place than the other? Or is the level of assistance about the same across the board in the US?