We have know that Jadon was ADHD for a while we kind of just accepted and dealt with is as issues have come up. We have done our best to manage. I have been noticing little struggles due to his diagnosis since about 2nd grade and have been requesting a 504 so that we could be ahead of any problems. Every year I would get "he is at or above grade level he doesn't qualify" "he isn't struggling enough". And then 5th grade. I talked to the teachers at meet the teacher about a 504 and it was "we will look into it". Yet nothing.
I felt like the rug was pulled out from under us both. He has struggle every single step of the way. I am struggling to help him and help him manage his life and his school.
We received Jadons report card a couple days ago and I have proof now that yes he is struggling, yes he needs help and there is no denying that! I met with his teachers and left there with paper work saying the paper work would be started and that I need the paper work from his Dr. I immediately called his dr and the papers were ready within hours. I picked them up this morning. "Jadon Idle was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder and requires a 504 plan". For me the key word is requires. Not benefit from, not look into but REQUIRES! FINALLY! I feel like finally someone is listening. Finally someone on the outside can see that he is struggling and he needs assistance. I HATE that he has had to go through the last few years with the struggles, I HATE that he has had soooo many struggles this year. The past nine weeks have been a nightmare.
We had decided to start a new medication and have had trouble getting it. After talking to Drs and the drug rep and finally getting some head way with it. I should be able to pick it up on Sat and we will start it Sunday and I will probably keep him home on Monday. New medications make me uneasy. If you are the praying type we could sure use some prayers and positive vibes sent our way in the weeks ahead!
I am still over the moon that Jadon is finally going to get the help that he needs and deserves. I think this will open up so many doors for him as well as ease some of the daily struggles you have been dealing with. You are such a strong and amazing mom.
Oh Samantha! Finally I am glad that Jadon is getting what he needs and requires, but so sad that school /teachers pay attention when things have not got so good as they should, and I know how stressful and the battles Jadon had to struggle to be able to be in "level" . It is so frustrating, to get the help as a final measure, when things could have gone in a better term if they have provided that helping the first place, it is not charity, or giving things or grades for granted! it also rages me that they don't get it. Hope the new medicine and the 504 plan works for him, and finally you and he can get the peace and rewards of a happy school year without struggles.
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