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Extra help at school with ADHD

My son is on a 504 plan.  He currently doesn't get any out of class assistance.  We've been trying to figure out medications for him and it been very impactful at school.  Recently, his teacher said she asked if James could …

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Tool for school observations?

Hi all. I'm an ADHD Nurse in the UK. Been asked by my Consultant to undertake observations for some of the young people been referred for query ADHD/ASD. So that I can quantitate/qualitate/validate my observations, does anyone use any screening tools in …

Author: Sam
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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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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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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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