Kim: My son has had a speech and occupational therapy IEP for years. He is in 2nd grade and I initiated an autism screening many months ago. The district is now holding a triennial IEP, listing autism as the disability. There has not been an occupational therapist in the district since my son started at this school many moths ago. They are now saying that because they can’t do the occupational therapy assessment this will remain as an “open” IEP. So, my son has to continue to wait for the changes in services and modifications pending the “closure” of this IEP. Is this legal? How long can they hold this IEP hostage?