Megan - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
my stepson is 7 years old, he has been diagnosed with ADD, ODD, and PDD and is developmentally delayed by about 2 years. Sadly the school system is doing nadda to help him (hes going into grade 2 this year even though his father and i both agree he is not ready)
we have no outside help and have tried everywhere we could think of. hes on adderall but his dr is slowly taking him off the meds since he thinks he is now nutriciently deficiant (no blood tests or anything to actually confirm this only that his is 5lbs under weight)
Anyways long story short since the end of the school year he has been regressing, he will now only hit another child if they anger him (we have three other children in the house and all but one is younger than him). he started urinating (which we thought at first was just an accident or two but now its every other day) and within the last week or so he is also doing number 2 (we've even tried putting him back into pull ups and sending him to the bathroom every hour or so but he will just sit in it until someone notices) he has become extremely verbal towards anyone who tries to discipline him (hes actually physically hurt me in the past but thankfully that hasnt come back) he has even begun to destroy his own clothes (he now has only one pair of pants left!)
We are worried that the school will say no to him going back since they wont take a child who isnt potty trained and who is or could be a danger to themselves or others. We cant even find a special education school nearby. School here starts september first and we are in panic mode now.
Does anyone have a child with these disorders? Anyone know how to get the school to get off their rears and do something before its too late? Is there anything that anyone can suggest that we can do to help him out?