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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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Dealing with Private school

Does anyone have advice on dealing with administration and teachers in a Private school setting? I'm not sure I can throw around the 504 regs and stuff because they don't get Federal funding. I'm sure I can use ADA though. They haven't even done an IEP …

Author: Jennifer
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How to get the school to follow through?

My sons school is not following through on what we set in place to help show unity between home and School. We come up with a plan and the teacher is the one who doesn't seem to be willing to follow through with the plan of action. They have been so …

Author: Cassidy
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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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Newly diagnosed

Hello I was on the gofundme page and saw you have had a page up. I have a newly diagnosed 10 year old that will be going to middle school next year. I have been looking into middle schools and the ones by where I live are not very good and I believe it …

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School requiring medication

Today I forgot to give my 9 year old son his stimulant medication. At 130 I received a phone call from the nurse wanting to tell me how "off the wall" he was today and asking if I had given him his pill. I suddenly remebered that I had not. She went on …

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newly diagnosed homeschooler could return to school -- how do we find the right one?

We pulled my daughter out of school in 4th grade because of all sorts of issues, which we thought were anxiety and possibly LD related. Everything was a mess. To keep this short, let's just say we were at wits end and homeschooling seemed the best …

Author: Summer
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Out of rewards/consequences

My 16 year old son is still failing classes due to not turning in homework. He will not problem solve with me, nor accept help. He refuses payment for homework assignments completed, and anything I feel comfortable taking away is gone. We have his rowing …

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HELP- Need to find a school urgently in LA/ Orange/ Santa Ana/Burbank/Pasadena area ASAP.

My daughter is going into 5th grade. I've been homeschooling for 2 years because the public school we had in 2nd grade wrote her off as "defiant" because she wasn't getting her work done and did not address bullying issues at her school (from kids and …

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ADHD schools in WI

Hi. Looking for a school in the Waukesha/Milwaukee area (or surrounding counties) that specialize in teaching children with ADHD. Can someone help me on this? Thank you!

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