I am trying to find a summer camp for my 5 year old son. He has already been kicked out of half the daycares in this area. Someone told me about a Camp Sunshine that offers day camp for students with a diagnosis of mild to moderate disablities. Would ADHD and ODD be considered a mild disability? He really is a good kid, he just needs someone to understand him. I am going to call them tomorrow but I don't want to make a fool of myself if it would not be considered as a disability.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by AmaliaD at 2:40 PM on May. 4, 2010
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Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:07 AM on May. 4, 2010
Wow, thanks moms. What a great support system y'all are. I have been to three different doctors and each one has diagnosed him with ADHD and ODD. To Anon 11:59, no my son is not bad. Does he have had behaviors, occasionally he does, what child doesn't? However, most daycare workers can not handle a child who is "different". He has never harmed anyone. He gets kicked out because he has problems controlling his emotions and he can not focus and is very impulsive. I was hoping to find a summer camp where the staff might actually understand him. But again, thanks ladies for being such the typical "perfect mom" who knows about everything and everyone's situation.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 AM on May. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 AM on May. 4, 2010
Thank you Anon 12:15. He is in counseling now and has come a long way. I have always known in my heart that he has ADHD but the ODD did not come about until after his dad came back home from Iraq. We thought that he might have Asperger's but his symptoms are borderline right now, so the doctor said they will recheck him again next year. I will call tomorrow and see if they will accept him or know of a summer camp that might be suitable for him. Thanks again!
Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on May. 4, 2010
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