Mike's daughter entered high school as a star athlete and all around good student. She quickly hit some major emotional bumps that the school would not acknowledge or do anything about. Out of desparation, the parents needed to unilaterally place her in a residential school which worked well over a period of months. We did not need to file due process and were able to negotiate for full reimbursement, and now Mike's daughter is coming home. Here is his comment on the experience.
I want to thank you Charlie for your help during a very difficult time for our family. You were very honest and forthright about our chances for a positive decision. Our school district did not take us seriously until they knew that you were involved. I believe that your representation during the IEP meeting directly effected our positive outcome. There is no way that we could have navigated this system without your help. Our daughter is returning home from a residential treatment center to start a new life this month. Thank you so much for your help and support.