Jennie - posted on 12/01/2010 ( 58 moms have responded )
My son is in 2nd grade and has adhd. Hes on medication and still cant finish his work. He was in danger of failing 2 subjects so I requested his 504 plan to be updated. Come to find out his 504 plan was discontinued without my knowledge last year? I also requested him to be tested for maybe a learning disability or maybe high functioning autism or aspergers. Well school only did a new 504 plan. They said they cant do testing on him because he would need to be significantly below grade level in all areas and that my son was a smart kid. I dont even think the school psychologist has even met with my son. Also to get an IEP plan and testing they would have to monitor him for 2 years? I said just like they monitored him and discontinued his 504 plan in 2009? This is his 3rd year at this school. Also in the new 504 plan it said request parent reinforcement to maintain consistency in the school/home setting? What???? Do they not know I sit with him every day after school to get his homework done? Sometimes for 2 to 3 hours because he will do one page of work then have a ten minute break.Then we do more. This is my son and I will do what I need to. I also have two other children that dont have adhd. I dont like the fact that kids with adhd are labeled as "bad" kids. THEY ARE NOT BAD!!! They are just different. Also parents are labeled as not good parents and that is just not true.The more I think about this school stuff the more upset I get!!!! Does anyone have any advice???