She was put on medication and placed in a public school therapeutic program with a plan to transition to high school as she was deemed ready. Cassandra worked hard, did well, and was transferred out of the program. Unfortunately, there was no follow-through. She soon lost ground, failed several courses, and became depressed.  Through negotiation, a MWLS advocate was able to update Cassandra’s IEP, enlist support for her at the high school, and work with the guidance department to optimize her education choices. A bi-lingual liaison was secured, as Cassandra’s mother’s English was limited. The school would now provide translators at meetings and would translate documents.  Cassandra responded well to the supports and was able to greatly improve her academics, with a four year college becoming a realistic goal for her future.