Cara: I am a social worker working with a family who has a 9 year old son having a very hard time in school. He is on an IEP, since Kindergarten in a small integrated classroom until 3rd grade. This year, no longer a small integrated classroom for 3rd graders, and the school said he could go into a general ed classroom. He immediately began to show signs of distress: self electing to wear noise cancelling ear phones, crying, outbursts, wants to kill himself or others. He was evaluated by Emergency Services in the school, transported by ambulance to a CBAT hospital for children to have an evaluation, and hospitalized for 5 days. His IEP is only for communication issues; but since September he is becoming more and more social/emotional issues. He was discharged from the CBAT, exhibited none of these behaviors there. Was evaluated for medication, determined he didn’t need any. He is good at home, and in individual therapy he is also cooperative, engaged and appropriate. The behaviors are primarily only in school. The school is saying there is nothing they can do unless his dx is changed and then amend his IEP. Getting a psych eval and a report and a new IEP could take months. What do we do for this poor little guy NOW ?