My district refuses to put them on a 504 plan until the parents bring in a written doctor diagnosis.I have been very firm with the Special Ed Director in insisting that it is our job to determine their disability. My parents are unable to afford a trip to the doctor and I don’t think they should have to. Morning: Mari, I want to applaud you for being such a strong advocate for students.Meanwhile the year is ticking away and these kids will leave me and be out of my reach. I know of many students with ADHD who are not on medication with documentation from their doctors. I would encourage you to educate the parents on how to navigate the school system and refer the parents to state resources to help them.Many parents that I work with have had great success this way.Push for the official 504-tell them you want it for use with ACT/SAT, college, etc. If they refuse, you can request a special education evaluation under IDEA and 504, which will take them more time and effort than simply giving you a 504. Accommodations: ACCOMMODATIONS NOT VALID IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Emily: At my sons 3 year reevaluation the fairly prestigious school he attends advised that his paper pencil accommodation (listed on his IEP since 3rd grade) for state testing was no longer valid now that he is in middle school.His documented disability is aspergers syndrome and he has a documented delay in processing.Parent advocate is also telling me that I can‚Äôt do anything about it.My child has been very very successful when given accommodations of both ET and Paper Pencil based tests.
All survivors of sexual violence—children and mothers alike—should be able to live without fear of future harm.
Sometimes, parents are the change agents in this type of scenario.
I admire your persistence— Jennifer: Mari, while I feel your pain, I have never heard of a school being allowed to diagnose ADHD.
The laws and regulations that determine punishments vary from state to state.
Over time, RAINN, along with key lawmakers in Congress, have taken steps to increase protections for children by increasing penalties for convicted and repeat offenders, as well as adding regulations to tighten the registration requirements for sex offenders.