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Posted by Wanda on February 18, 2000 at 21:39:38:

In Reply to: Re: Public school staff inflexible with ADD child, can you help? posted by Donna H. on February 18, 2000 at 20:31:33:

: I too have been in a fight with the public school where my 7 year old son goes. They refuse to bend at all....before we put him on meds. they treated him like a discipline problem. It didn't matter what we said we were treated like parents with blinders on. There must be something we can do to change this for our kids.
: Donna

Donna,
My husband and myself were also fighting with the schools here in Va, after much fighting with the principal of our sons school he finally gave in and agreed to put our son in a much needed reading program as he is in third grade but was reading at a second grade level according to his teacher. I told him that if I had to fight for my sons education until he graduated then that's what I was going to do as he deserved a education just like any other child did and he was going to get it with or without his help but that there was laws to back me up so the choice was his to either help or I would go over his head and talk to the super. of the school system. I also wrote a e-mail to the senator in charge of the education matters in Va and ask him to consider taking the money they wanted to give to teachers as raises and use it to educate these UNEDUCATED teacher about ADD/ADHD and how they could help our children better in school. So just love your son and keep fighting for his education as he deserves one like any other child. Go over the schools head, write letters to those over top of them just keep fighting.Don't ever give up !!

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