I am a grandparent raising a 5 year old grandson who has been diagnosed PDD, ADHD with a Bi-Polar rule out.
Head Start was the best thing that ever happend for us. I knew he was ADHD and asked for help and any info they could give me for this. They workded with him at Headstart and helped me link up with Region III our Mental Health Center. Head start sent me to a semminar for Autism. The speaker was Dr. Roth-Walls. I asked a question concerning my grandson. She asked if we had tried adderal I told her yes and that it made him worse. Interesting she said he has been misdiagnosed. I called her office at first break and made an appointment. I had found my doctor. She helped me to understand what he was going through. She was the one who diagnosed him.
I was trying to sell my house so I could move to Monroe County so he could stay in the Amory School System. But unfortuantly it did not sell and he has to go to East Union County School. They try to shove the special needs kids through the cracks. Thanks to the training I had been given at Head Start and through people I met there I was ready when I went to Kindergarden.
1st day of school they tried to get rid of him. Wrote him up and spanked him 2 times before Mental Health could get his plan set up. If it had not been for my child advicate he would have been suspended instead Elementary Principal got moved out of school to office job and things have started happening to get Ozzy the help he needs.
Any parent who needs help with school issues should talk to the Mental Health Specialist at their local Head Start. They have contacts that can help you educate yourself so you can protect your child.