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New to ADHD diagnosis, moving to Naperville, which schools will support my 10 year old child' needs?

My son is 9 , turning 10 in May and we have just last week got a diagnosis for ADHD combined type. We have also just moved countries (Australia to US) and now about to buy a home in Naperville. As I am totally new to this diagnosis and what is means for …

Author: Jenny
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Alabama IEP and Special Education Referral

I have just recently attended a meeting for Special Education Rights and Initial Referral for my son. Who has adhd, dyslexia, diagnosed SPL, deficiency in written expression and vision impaired. (astigmatism). I live in Alabama, and according to the …

Author: Sarah
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How do I get school to cooperate?

I have 3 children and 2 step-children.  My oldest has ADHD and Anxiety. He had been tested in 2nd grade and with these findings we requested an IEP or similar plan. He did get some limited help in a few classes. When he reached middle school …

Author: Chevonne
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IEP requests and special learning tools

My daughter has had her IEP since 2nd grade and is now in 10th grade. Her high school won't accomidate her with a tablet or chronebook since she works best with tests and assignments on such a device. Cant the school help her to get a device as a …

Author: Trisha
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Starting middle school

We just finished a comprehensive learning evaluation for my daughter. I am so discouraged. I see a bright, funny, creative child who struggles with organization. But the evaluation painted a different picture. The results of the eval show that her ADHD …

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IEP

my son is 14 and currently doing fabulously at a private school for kids with adhd.  our home school district provides transportation for him to and from, however we have asked for more financial help - translating to tuition.  our son …

Author: Teresa
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school IEP will reevaluate soon- should I do an outside eval first?

My six year old is about to get reevaluated as part of the routine IEP process. Should I get an outside evaluation done first?   I don't want the eval to come back with a conclusion that somehow is incorrect or doesn't serve him best.  …

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Educational Advocate for 12 y/o son with ADHD

I have a 12 year old son who is in 7th grade. Every year I've had to 'fight' the school to get the services (even with an IEP) he desperately needs.. What I'd like to know is if there is an educational advocate who can help me navigate the school system …

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School dragging their feet

My son is 10 and was diagnosed with not only ADHD but also ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) about 3yrs ago. Things seemed to be going well for him in school the school he was attending was quick to put an IEP in place and everyone was on board …

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IEP vs 504

My daughter has a 504. Recently we had the school evaluate her because she had very low standardized test scores. 27% reading 37% math. School is a struggle for her. Her grades are average because we work with her and she re-does her bad grades. The …

Author: Grace
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