My daughter was diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and anxiety at age 7. Despite years of trying, my (very high-functioning) daughter received her first IEP at the age of 11. (She is currently 13.) It was too little too late. At this point, she had endured years of bullying and numerous outbursts from teachers (in frustration to her panic attacks and crying), so did not feel safe in class. Between March 2017 and February 2019, my daughter missed over 180 days of school. We moved her to a new school in November 2018 where she got a fantastic plan, which was followed until December 2018, when teachers/admin decided it wasn’t necessary because she was doing so well (too well!). In January 2019, she missed 15 days of school. The plan is finally being followed regularly, but only after a big fight with the principal. Since February 2019, she has not missed a day of school! In March 2019, she received her first report card in 5 terms. 83% average (she has no academic accommodations)! Here’s hoping that continues!