Meeting this morning was a draw, at best. *** Due to Thursdays incident, his opportunity at extending the day has been nixed. He's back to straight up half days. *** They are now drawing a flow chart to help these paras. They wanted to know visual clues they can give the paras to know he's getting anxious. If it was as simple as saying "when he does x, you do y", this wouldn't be so difficult, now, would it. *** The one good thing that came out of this, tho, is that the SpEd director was sick, so the superintendant sat in on the meeting as the LEA. I didn't catch it, but ex-mother in law says her eyes were opened as to what was really going on with difficult child and staff. And when I said I will not have him punished for the adults mistakes, and he will not be shut in the closet anymore, the super was the one who jumped on that bandwagon and agreed that wasn't even an option. *** If he escalates, they are to call me - IMMEDIATELY. Not after 5 minutes, not after trying to calm him, nada...my phone rings NOW. *** I think they did get that, at least. *** Our county manager used to work with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) kids. Like me, she says the Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnosis fits, tho how it came to be is a mystery to us all. She is thoroughly frustrated with the district, and since the staff is entirely new, she feels they will probably have to experience their own failures with difficult child before moving forward...so now it becomes an issue of whether or not I'm going to waste another year of his childhood for them to figure out that their charts won't work so they will buck up and either get him a specialized aid or send him out of district. So do I play the games until they figure out the games they're playing won't work? Or go ahead and rent a room in the next district where they have the specialized school and try to get him in there...or quit work. *** I am so angry. They at least brought up LRE today. In the next breath, tho, knocked him back down to half days. How is that least restrictive when you have a kid with 4 professionals saying he CAN be successful in the right setting; and this district has had their own success when he was in the early intervention school...he was the model student, there. They used him as the example student for the other kids... *** I'm ill.