School, Your ADHD Child and 504 Plans

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, regardless of what form of treatment you choose to undergo, one thing you must do is start to educate your school and teachers on how best to work with your child. The most important role you will start to undertake over the next few months and years is to become his advocate to the school system.

When our son was diagnosed with ADHD, we went through a brief period where we debated whether or not we should tell the school. We had concerns, albeit misplaced, that he would be “classified” by the school. It was our doctor who dispelled those concerns, saying, “he already is classified, now it all depends on whether or not you want him classified as a bad kid, or a kid who needs help.”

Even so, when we communicated with the school administration, it was just a heads up regarding what was taking place and we initially chose to deal with the…

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