Sherry - posted on 04/13/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son and husband have severe symptoms. My daughter has ADD. I requested evaluation for my daughter to receive accommodations (a little extra time on tests and a recorder for notes) but she was denied. They said she doesn't have ADD. Of course, they are wrong. She has just about every symptom in the book and has been diagnosed outside of school.
My son NEEDS help NOW! He has always improved the school's overall score whereever he goes. He has missed being in the top 1% of the STATE 2 or 3 times - by a point or two. He flies through tests because he's bored with them. We don't know what he could do if he could focus. But, he is labeled a "bad kid". He has been getting suspended since pre-K. Now in 8th grade, we got a second home visit about his behavior and they suggested counseling (he's been going. He's also been on meds since 5 yrs old). He has been trying very hard to improve and he has. But, he's still labeled by the "bad kid". It's as if the school doesn't want him to improve (ie: who else would they blame?).
This year, he applied for the early college high school. On the pretest, he scored the highest in the school and maybe the county. He was denied entry. Both his best friends who applied got in). I think it was because of his behavior. I met with the counselor and asst principal this year (before EHS apps). They told me one thing, then did the opposite. After receiving the denial letter, my son says there is no reason to behave....he might as well be the "bad kid" they all believe he is.
I didn't know he could have a behavior plan...it seems to me the school should have suggested it (at least during one of the home visits or at school "meet to discuss B". Nothing.
Can the early college deny telling me why they denied him entry? Can the middle school go back and change his records after I request a copy? What can I do?
I think my son has been discriminated against because of his ADHD. Now, he is SUICIDAL!!! Yes, I took him to the ER - that was a joke! His dr. called mobile services.
I am waiting a call to have him see a child psychiatrist....we live in a very rural area and it's a drive and a LONG waiting list for access.
Please help!! My son is in trouble!!
My daughter has been having "meltdowns" since she was a toddler. They got much better. Now, they are worse - she broke her bedroom door off the hinges the other night. She is very jealous of her brother. They fight ALL the time!
Teen years are bad enough, but with their AD/HD, my husband's ADHD, and my disabilities (not AD/HD), the _____ is hitting the fan!!!
Please, somebody give me some tangible advice (please, no criticism - we've had enough of that!!)
Thank you in advance!