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Old 03-22-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Has anyone navigated the process of trying to get their child a 504 for ADHD in a Dallas ISD elementary school? I had hoped to not have to even pursue a 504 but the teacher is not willing to work with us at all (her choice, I guess) for a very few "off" days even though she knows of the diagnosis. As a former teacher, I can understand being overwhelmed with lots of kids with their individual issues.

Any advice on whether to pursue this now or wait until next year?

How arduous is the process?

The modifications/accommodations we would request would be very few: maybe the option of shortened homework assignments (meds. wear off early afternoon) that we'd only occasionally have to take advantage of, behavioral consequences other than missing recess.

Any tips?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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I don't have experience with that. But I have a friend whose son has Asperbergers - they have an IEP that sometimes gets ignored.
Regarding withholding reccess as punishment - this is actually in violation of the Wellness Policy. It is buried in the DISD website. But google it specifically "Dallas isd Wellness Policy" and it should come up as. PDF.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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I've recently requested 504 for my adhd son. No the 504 isn’t a long process. Talk to the school. Find out who operates 504 at your school. At ours it was our school counselor. Whoever that may be will start the 504 process. That includes paper work with you bringing back proper documents in that states an ADHD diagnosis by a qualified doctor or psychologist. They will set up a meeting with you, the assistant principal, counselor, psychologist, social worker and the teacher to all get together to document your concerns. The next meeting will consist of the same and finalize whatever accommodations you feel your child needs. Although the teachers are bound by the law to abide by those accommodations, they may not fully be aware that this is true and may not be consistent with the accommodations. So always stay on top of things. Adhd is not a behavioral problem. These children struggle with impairments that are not totally under their control. And if not handled properly, these kids often get swept under the rug, left behind, lack confidence, and end up in prison. So be proactive. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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I would start the process now so that the paperwork and accommodations will be in place when school starts in the fall.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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For a 504 the process should be very quick. There is a 504 form the counselor should be able to provide to you that you bring to your dr/ person who has diagnosed your son to sign off on. If the counselor feigns ignorance, ask to speak to the "psych services" person on campus. They definitely can supply the form & walk you through the process. It should be only wks from the date you bring ack the signed form.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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This article might be very useful as you navigate the 504 process:

Advocating for a Child with ADHD
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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Has anyone navigated the process of trying to get their child a 504 for ADHD in a Dallas ISD elementary school? I had hoped to not have to even pursue a 504 but the teacher is not willing to work with us at all (her choice, I guess) for a very few "off" days even though she knows of the diagnosis. As a former teacher, I can understand being overwhelmed with lots of kids with their individual issues.

Any advice on whether to pursue this now or wait until next year?

How arduous is the process?

The modifications/accommodations we would request would be very few: maybe the option of shortened homework assignments (meds. wear off early afternoon) that we'd only occasionally have to take advantage of, behavioral consequences other than missing recess.

Any tips?
Not to be the voice of dissent- but did a certified clinician- as in a doctor (psychiatrist) or at the least a clinical psychologist make the initial diagnosis?

If the ADHD was diagnosed by a teacher or counselor I'd be wary.

Best of luck otherwise.
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