Hi everyone, it's been months since I last wrote. ALOT has happened. If you remember difficult child was not allowed to go back to school by his school, and then the whole district (once he got out of the hospital in Jan 6,07, after three months in there). My lawyer and I went to IEP meetings in Feb,Mar,Apr,May and sued in May07. difficult child recieved only 3hrs of acedemics/wk, and 1hr/wk of Occupational Therapist (OT),SPL,SW. This continue up into last week, after I settled with the school district the week before and I WON EVERYTHING I ASKED FOR, AND REIMBURSED FOR THE COSTS ALL YEAR, AND COMP. ED FOR THREE YRS AT MY CHOICE WITH THE NEURO-PYSCH/Ed.Diagnostican TO CONFIR. So difficult child started school last Thursday half day, sp.ed. self contained, personal one-on-one,busing to his tutors and his wrap around sevices of behavior mgmt, etc. I also have the Neuro-psychiatric/Ed.Diagnostican named as the professional who will personally monitor his program to make sure the school is doing what she said they must do, and she has ultimate say in his IEP changes per my acceptance. So, the lawsuit is over, and after 1 year out of school he's finally back in. Now the bad news. Home sales have plumetted, and my home builder employer is laying off everyone except his rental property department. In addition, a big Oil Co. has leased 80,000 acres of mineral rights in the mountain where my new home and ranch now sits. That means that they are going to start dirlling for oil and gas on every 40 acres. This mean a pumping station on every 40 acres. Just when the boys, especially difficult child, has started to show big improvements in their health and behavior, which everyone has told me has been due to a large part due to bringing them 30 miles out into the country with healthy air, peaceful queit nature sounds. So almost no visual and audible sensory pollution, and clean air, fresh water from our well, etc. ALL of this is going to be destroyed because of the corporation. Through out the US owners of mineral rights have more rights than surface owners. So that means that can mow over my fence, plow through my horse pastures and barn OR house and drill where ever they think oil is. If I'm lucky and I'm not part of a 40 acres drilling site, there is still all the poisons flooding the enviroment. They could be up stream of me, and poisoning my well. The air will be poisoned no matter where we are. Everything I fought for, and all the improvements in the boys will be totally destroyed. So now I not only have the stress & worry about losing my job, which could be fixed by just getting another job. But I now have the oil company coming next year, and THIS is something I can't fix or stop. So, I'm thinking of selling and moving......again. I've been thinking of Oregon. Willamette Valley and Yamhill County. Does anyone know anything about this area. Schools, lifestyle, quality of life, jobs, etc. And the Special Education in schools, IEP's being adhered to, etc. Thanks.