my son as ADHD

Kristy - posted on 09/22/2014 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Can a school call cps on me because of his actions of ADHD

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Kristy - posted on 09/23/2014

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And this is while he on his med ..but if I Dont give him the med he just can't sit long ...

Kristy - posted on 09/23/2014

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He already got a appointment set and my son is quiet and Dont speak to no one so they say its a scary thing for a kid to just sit there and not talk ...they trying to kick him out of school because they think he a threat to other kids and his self ..how is he a threat if all he do is sit there ...I ask for them to put him in a special class but they won't ..I even had my doctor send letters for special needs for my son ..and guess what they just keep him in a regular class ..cps has told me that the school can't kick him out because he had a IEP ..the school here are all about there money and not kids education ...

Dove - posted on 09/22/2014

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Is he seeing someone to help manage the ADHD? If not... I would be setting up something for him to be seeing a professional. Perhaps he is not on the right med (or right dose) or perhaps there are additional issues at hand. I do know that some schools 'bully' kids, but since I've never experienced anything like that I tend to think that MOST schools are really after the best interest of the kids in their school.

Why are the saying they are scared of him? What has happened? What examples do they give?

Have they already called or are they simply threatening to? If they have called, hopefully whoever contacts you will be able to point you in the direction of resources to help you and your son. If they haven't called... I recommend you take the first step in calling his doctor and asking for a referral to have a full mental health evaluation done. Whether or not anything comes from that evaluation the evaluator should be able to point you in the right direction if the school is not making false claims... and be your back up if they are.

Jodi - posted on 09/22/2014

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I think there must be more to it if they called CPS. Is there the possibility they feel you might be out of your depth and need some support? Calls to CPS aren't always a bad thing. It could actually be an avenue to give you the supports you need to manage the situation. Rather than get your back up about it, work WITH them in trying to put the necessary supports in place. This will lead to positive outcomes, rather than the negative that you seem to think it will.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/22/2014

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well, it sounds as if maybe there needs to be an evaluation done. If the ADHD diagnosis is not the only diagnosis, or if the treatment plan for the ADHD is not effective, that indicates that there needs to be a review of the diagnosis/treatment, and perhaps adjustment.

Kristy - posted on 09/22/2014

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He not fighting or messing up anything he just Dont want to sit to long that's all I have seen and watched but they said they are scared of him ..he only 7 year old ...

Kristy - posted on 09/22/2014

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I been working with him and the school ...but all they do is tell me I'm not being a good mom and that my son needs to be with someone else that can do more for him ...i quit my job and stop going to school to give my all to him and they just won't back off ...I Dont know what to do

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/22/2014

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But, as Jodi stated, if he's presenting a danger to himself or others, there's a problem. It also depends on why they were called. Were they called because he's a problem in the classroom, or were they called because perhaps there's another concern?

Jodi - posted on 09/22/2014

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But as I said, it depends what these actions were. Why did they call CPS?

Jodi - posted on 09/22/2014

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Depends why they called. If his actions were dangerous to either himself or others, and he is not taking his medication, and your doctor has prescribed that medication, then yes, they can.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/22/2014

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If they can show that you're ignoring signs, and refusing treatment, yes the school is a mandatory reporter.

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