Okay-- here is what is happening currently- we just had a meeting with telepsychiatry - we asked for the meeting because we did not feel our foster son was doing well on the new medication ( Abilify)-- he is having more melt-downs than when he was on the Risperadone. But he was gaining weight on the Risperadone and the doctor didn't like that. He modified the schedule of Abilify and we will see how that works out. However, his case worker from children's services was there, and she made a point of asking the doctor if there was anything preventing him medically from attending school ( there is not and we have never said there was) However, last meeting ( which she did not attend) when we asked him if it was okay to homeschool, the doctor was fine with that too, and explained that one reason why he was getting mad at us when we used to send him to school was because we were sending him into a war zone ( between the bullying and his disabilities) so of course he was taking it out on us.
Anyways after this question, she casually drops that she wants to have a case conference to talk about transitioning him back to school. The reason being she was concerned that I can't handle him home all alone and THAT is why I called the medical meeting-- not that the medicine is not working out. I attempted to ask her a few questions but she would not really respond and said we could talk about it at the case conference. However, I have been at a few case conferences-- they are usually called because a decision has ALREADY been made ( informally) but they need to do the official case conference to make it look like they are giving everyone a chance to give input before they rubber stamp their own agenda.
No date has been set for the meeting yet, so it may just drift for a bit-- or they may suddenly spring it on me with little notice. Does anyone have any evidence-based research reports from reputable sources ( like a university) stating that home-schooling can be more successful? I am especially wondering about-- social success and friendships, mental stability, ability to find work, anything measuring "happiness" ( sort of nebulous I know), academic success for those with learning disabilities or ADHD. Obviously I am going to do some research, but I thought maybe you guys might have some "favourite" sources backing up homeschooling as a viable option. I don't know if it will change anyone's opinion, but I am hoping it is worth a shot.