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Thank you all for your replies– I read each and every one. I will say, I am a very involved parent. I am also an employee at the same school. Is this a good combination? Not in my experience. I think it’s very difficult for a child who’s parent works in the same school, because it almost puts a magnifying glass on them. My son, as I said, is in a small contained classroom. 4 students in total, two of which push into regular ed classes at different parts of the day. Last year my son pushed into some classes as well, this year he is not. Why- I have no idea. I was never even told that he’s not pushing in- and I work there. He has an IEP, and has since pre-school. Our school is very small, with only one classroom per grade.. with the exception of his room which is still fairly new to our school. Also, I am not a fan of fidget spinners myself in school..the fidgeting that he got in trouble for in the library- was moving his own thumbs on his own body, while listening to a story that he was very interested in. You don’t get a much quieter “fidget” than that. We have parent teacher conferences coming up at the end of November, and I’m curious to see how he is even doing grade wise, because I have not seen a single graded paper come home yet. So if things in my original post shocked anyone, I wonder what this one will do lol. I do advocate for my son– I requested that he receive AIS in math two years ago, because I was constantly being told “he’s struggling in math”..yet wondered why I knew students in my room were going for AIS and he never was. He did get AIS- but not without being met with attitude from the provider- because it was MY request. I looked up the guidelines for AIS and it says right in there that parents can request it, and he qualified. I just wish that those of us who do want more for our children, who do want them to get the extra help, who have gone through numerous appointments, evaluations, testing, etc. to get them the help, were met at least half way. I have parents that don’t want their kids evaluated, just say “boys will be boys”, don’t want the stigma of an IEP or 504 for their child, so they will just be in denial. My son has been evaluated upside down and sideways, and the school has all of these records. They have recommendations from Dr. Vincent Monastra- an ADHD “guru” in my opinion, and recommendations from the center that diagnosed him with ASD- who has people that would be willing to come out to the school to help with the classroom environment, staff training, behavioral plans, etc. Anyway, I don’t want to go off on another rant. I just wanted to thank you all for your feedback.