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help for my son plz

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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we have been down a long road with our 6 yr old son. he has always had behavior problems since he was 2.or 3. he was recently.disgnosed with.adhd last may and put on focalin but a few weeks ago.it stopped working and we gave him a medication break until we started having major problems.in school. i just got him put on concerta 18mg today no significant.improvement yet. i have always wondered about if he might have aspergers but.just kind of shrugged it off. today i got to reading furthur into.the symptoms and he has just about every single symptom to a tee. it all makes sense now and all the pieces to the puzzle fit. he is scheduled for a eeg feb.25th and pending those results we are working on a iep for school. we start behavior.therapy tommarrow too. i made a list of every symptom he has that i can think.of which.is 21 to be exact so.he/she has an idea of what we are dealing with. can i get a 504 like asap for my son? we wont have results from eeg until end of march. just dont know where to.go/what to do. overwhelmed
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ThreeSweetPs
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:54 PM
Your situation is fairly similar to ours. I also have a 6-year old son who probably has ADHD (we have not yet tried meds) and is currently in the process of being assessed for Aspergers (he goes for the second appointment next week). You can request a 504 meeting at his school and the school has to act within a timeframe legally (though I am not sure off hand what the timeframe is). I had a 504 meeting at my son's school last year and even though he already had a dx of sensory integration disorder at the time, they determined that his disability did not affect his academic performance (he is very bright, but lags in find motor). So, he was found to not be eligible for any extra assistance at school. This may change as he gets older and academic demands increase. I am pretty laid back with accepting that he does not have an IEP at this time, as it is important to me to build a good relationship with the folks at school. If and when he truly needs it, I trust it will be put into place. I am curious about the reason for an EEG. This has not been recommended to us. Is this intended to rule out medical things?
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ThreeSweetPs
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM
Oops, that's "fine motor", not "find". :)
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supermom0609
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM
to.rule out any neurological disorder


Quoting ThreeSweetPs:

Your situation is fairly similar to ours. I also have a 6-year old son who probably has ADHD (we have not yet tried meds) and is currently in the process of being assessed for Aspergers (he goes for the second appointment next week). You can request a 504 meeting at his school and the school has to act within a timeframe legally (though I am not sure off hand what the timeframe is). I had a 504 meeting at my son's school last year and even though he already had a dx of sensory integration disorder at the time, they determined that his disability did not affect his academic performance (he is very bright, but lags in find motor). So, he was found to not be eligible for any extra assistance at school. This may change as he gets older and academic demands increase. I am pretty laid back with accepting that he does not have an IEP at this time, as it is important to me to build a good relationship with the folks at school. If and when he truly needs it, I trust it will be put into place. I am curious about the reason for an EEG. This has not been recommended to us. Is this intended to rule out medical things?

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dawncs
by Dawn on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Yes, you can request an evaluation for Special Education (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) services in writing, and it is free to receive them. You migt want to check out CHADD (http://www.chadd.org/) for more information about ADHD and various aspects of it. I also recommend OASIS (http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/), and it is a great database of information put together by an organization that I have known since 1996 or 1997. I also recommend checking out Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/) and Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/) for support groups in your area.

Dawn
Beautifully Talanted Autistic Social Story Author
Diagnosed Asperger Syndrome as an adult
Diagnosed Edema (since young)
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