Today i went up to school to get her registered for highschool. I called ahead and told them my concerns and I would like her to be tested. The guidance counclor said just because she has a mood disorder doesnt mean she is Learning Disability (LD). I told her well if her getting suspended for 80 days go back for 10 days and get suspended again is affecting her education then her disorder is affecting her ablity to learn. Well i'm looking at this application I have to fill out. and I am having problems with it. Because its asking alot of questions about spelling, reading, math. etc. Do I think she is below grade level that is kinda hard to say. she is smart. I believe if she were to actually hand in assignments, not get kick out of class and do the work she can pass with an easy B. Teachers never give her a chance. If something is going on she gets in the middle of it. Even if she doesnt open her mouth but is in the area where the noise is coming from she gets blamed. So from her point of view what is the point. Now i'm not saying she didnt do this to her self. She did and she knows this well at least I think she does. & to turn it around has been something she hasnt been able to accomplish. But for the last two years her grades have been maybe 1-A, 1-B and the rest FFFFFFFF. She is definate to any adult, doesnt matter who you are. police, dr, mom. she said to my mom the other day, everyone is dieing around me. What is she going to do if she goes. My mom assured her she is not planning on going anywhere for a long time. We have had 11 deaths in the last 2yrs. I would say 1 overdose fatel 12rys. 5 others kids she knew including 4-month old. The rest was relatives. Sorry got off topic. do they put kids in IEP classes if their issue is mood disorders? if that gets under control I dont have any doubt she wouldnt thrive in school. How the heck do you change a teenagers way of thinking, The ones that dont have mood disorders think they know everything anyways, then you throw the mood disorder in their and your in a world of trouble.