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  1. Special Needs Posting for a friend who is looking for a disability lawyer for her adult son. I know about Regina Skyer and other attorneys for school-age kids. Can anyone tell me of lawyers who...(more) 12-1-2022 9:14am (9 replies)
    work with adults. This young man has neurological issues and unfortunately didn't get diagnosed until adulthood. Thanks so much.
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    • ^^^ I should add this is in NYC. I used Neil Rosenberg when ds was young, but again I know that he works on behalf of with school-age children. My friend's ds is 26. 12-1-2022 9:15am
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    • Either of those firms might be able to recommend someone, I’d reach out and ask. We’ve worked with both as well I found them very helpful. 12-1-2022 9:21am
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    • What issues? I can recommend once I know. 12-1-2022 9:36am
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      • op -- Let me ask her for questions and then I will post again. I spoke with her a year ago and she just reached out and left me a message. I will find out more. Thank you! 12-1-2022 10:45am
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      • op -- I just spoke with her. Her ds is 27 and she is looking for a lawyer to apply for SSI. He has a diagnosis (neurological issues), can't live on his own, hold a job, organize...(more) 12-1-2022 10:56am
        himself to make a meal, etc.
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    • the lawyers referred to on this post-- Regina Skyer and Neal Rosenberg, are lawyers that sue the school system on your behalf for failure to provide your child with a free and...(more) 12-1-2022 9:51am
      appropriate public education under the federal IDEA law. They are not, per se, "disability rights lawyers." They are what we call special education lawyers. However, one of those firms might be able to point you towards a disability rights attorney. Or you might approach a law firm that offers elder law. The elderly sometimes need help with government benefits and they might be able to assist you.
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  2. Special Needs Can anyone recommend a trainer who works with youth for coordination, strength training and physical activity. Someone who has worked with kids with LD and can cowould be great....(more) 12-1-2022 9:00am (0 replies)
    Come to the house would be ideal
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  3. Special Needs Anyone here sent a support animal to college with dc? I wonder if that would help teen with anxiety, ADHD. Right now she doesn't seem to think she can leave home in a couple...(more) 11-30-2022 12:38pm (22 replies)
    years. Junior now.
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    • Jr in HS? 11-30-2022 12:39pm
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      • yes, just thinking about options now. Not going to force her to go away. 11-30-2022 12:41pm
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    • My DC's roommate has one. A lot of kids do--plus the school brings in animals during finals and has them near the library. Donkey, pig, dogs, it's pretty cute. 11-30-2022 12:40pm
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      • I need a support donkey for my math final. 11-30-2022 12:40pm
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        • (or) I need a support donkey just for my life. If I ever live in the country I'm getting a donkey and a goat. 11-30-2022 12:41pm
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    • I have a friend who's DD had anxiety and college was a problem. Don't send away 11-30-2022 12:40pm
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      • Likeliest scenario now is either gap year or CC but I'd like to know options. 11-30-2022 12:41pm
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    • When the time comes that can definitely be a resource 11-30-2022 12:41pm
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      • pets weren't allowed in dorms when I was in college, but that was an eon ago 11-30-2022 12:42pm
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    • Do not do this 11-30-2022 12:41pm
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    • Better live at home and go locally. 11-30-2022 12:42pm
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      • That's the likeliest scenario now -- doesn't apply herself in school, won't prep for SAT, etc. But she has a history of saying she doesn't want to do something over and over, then...(more) 11-30-2022 12:43pm
        when she sees that everyone's gone she wishes she'd done it.
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    • ugh, so unfair to everyone else 11-30-2022 12:42pm
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      • how so? 11-30-2022 12:43pm
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        • An animal in a dorm? If the child wants an off campus apartment and hires an animal care person to walk/care for it , fine. No animals in dorms 11-30-2022 12:47pm
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      • and lives in dorms? 11-30-2022 12:46pm
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        • I think she did at least in the first year 11-30-2022 12:46pm
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          • How? Where does the dog go during classes? What if it barks? 11-30-2022 12:48pm
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            • OP: This would be a cat 11-30-2022 12:53pm
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    • on my dd's floor at Vassar is a girl with a support cat. 12-1-2022 9:55am
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    • RIT has loads of therapy animals. 12 hr 5 min ago
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  4. Special Needs Dd has been trying different ADHD meds. some make her jumpy and others she feels nothing on. do you think the one she feels nothing on she should try for a week to see if there...(more) 11-26-2022 10:41pm (4 replies)
    are changes?
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    • i think she would know right away. I think the jumpiness can go away though on the others. Has she tried vyvanse? Mine seems to do well on it 11-26-2022 10:51pm
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    • Most meds you need to try for at least several days 11-30-2022 7:53am
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      • ^unless there are sudden, concerning psych symptoms 11-30-2022 7:53am
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  5. Special Needs I am having trouble getting my son's adderall prescription filled due to the shortage. Are there pharmacies that have it in stock? What is a good alternative to adderall. Thank...(more) 11-26-2022 10:32pm (36 replies)
    you
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    • Where do you live 11-26-2022 10:33pm
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    • I just got DD's filled on Wed. I had to call around. Just keep trying. 11-26-2022 10:33pm
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    • Ask doc. I called every pharmacy in manhattan (different drug) and ended up getting some mail order 11-26-2022 10:33pm
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    • I live in the West Village 11-26-2022 10:34pm
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      • A family drugstore like Rite Way -369 First Avenue 11-26-2022 10:36pm
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    • Same issue. One pharmacist told me that the end of the year is always a supply chain issue for meds but...(more) 11-26-2022 10:35pm
      It’s particularly bad this year with certain meds. It will reset in jan and be ok
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      • This post has been disliked 5 times. showThe shortages were not endemic before Biden 11-26-2022 10:36pm
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        • It’s a fallout of a lot of people being on meds since pandemic 11-26-2022 10:38pm
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          • Yes meds like baby formula and cream cheese 11-26-2022 10:39pm
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            • I am not having any problems with cream cheese. Readily available.and yes we all know there are supply chain issues for various reasons 11-26-2022 10:42pm
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            • Yes I know. Because they did not predict what that the demand would be so high after the pandemic 11-26-2022 10:51pm
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      • The shortages were not endemic before Biden 11-26-2022 10:49pm
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    • what is it? 11-26-2022 10:36pm
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      • Adderall? Treats hyperactive disorder. Often over prescribed and also addictive in nature. Be careful parents... 11-26-2022 10:39pm
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        • Shut the fuck up and get off this board 11-26-2022 10:42pm
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          • In a rage? Now I know where dc gets it from. 11-26-2022 10:44pm
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            • You are clueless hom. I don’t have a kid with adhd and I gather you know nothing about it. 11-26-2022 10:46pm
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              • I think youre mentally ill. Take your meds. Dont attack anyone. 11-26-2022 10:53pm
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                • Talk about being mentally ill. You are a sadistic fuck and you don’t even know it. 11-26-2022 10:55pm
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                  • You seem volatile and unpredictable as well as aggresive. Im glad I dont live near you. You seem scary. 11-26-2022 10:58pm
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                    • You better run run. 11-26-2022 11:05pm
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                      • Why? You cant get me. 11-26-2022 11:10pm
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                        • Away from this board. Go back to toddler 11-26-2022 11:12pm
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    • We live in nyc and I started getting it for dc at our weekend house. Small chain pharmacy seems to always have my dcs dose 11-26-2022 10:36pm
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    • i'm in nyc and have not had an issue. do you use a chain pharmacy? i find them better able to access upplies 11-26-2022 10:46pm
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      • Np. CVS, Walgreens and Rite aide all out of my dcs dose 11-26-2022 10:48pm
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      • No Adderall is the problem. Where do you live 11-26-2022 10:49pm
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          • It’s a big problem in my 11-26-2022 10:51pm
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      • I thought xoncerta wasn't prescribed anymore 11-26-2022 10:53pm
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    • We moved to vivante, so far so good 11-26-2022 11:20pm
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  6. Special Needs Freshman ds w exec functioning issues was home all week and while it sounds like he keeps it together at school, reverted right back to old patterns at home. Ugh. anyone else bee...(more) 11-26-2022 1:38pm (3 replies)
    been there?
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    • Yup 11-26-2022 1:59pm
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    • are you sure he is keeping it together at school? in college most of your grade comes from the second half of the semester 11-26-2022 9:29pm
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      • He takes one class at a time 11-28-2022 5:52am
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  7. Special Needs One more time: how rare is it to not reverse letters and numbers if you are dyslexic? Sorry to be a pain and ask again 11-25-2022 1:05pm (5 replies)
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    • Dyslexia is any reading disorder. Reverse letter writing is a sign of dysgraphia, but it doesn't have to be to meet the criteria. Not rare. 11-25-2022 5:56pm
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    • Not rare at all. 11-25-2022 5:57pm
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    • my ds has a dyslexia dx but has always been a strong decoder 11-26-2022 1:40pm
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      • then they don't have a dyslexia. Perhaps a different LD 11-29-2022 8:38pm
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    • Again, I work with kids who have dyslexia all day, every day. What do you even mean? When they write or when they read or both? I just went to the IDA conference in San Antonio...(more) 11-26-2022 1:48pm
      and I think we are very close to naming very specific types of dyslexia. Right now I can say "double deficit" dyslexia, orthographic processing types of dyslexia and regular phonological processing only dyslexia, but I think it will be way more specific as we learn more. There was one speaker who suggested everyone has dyslexia, it's just some are remediated more easily than others.
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  8. Special Needs Can you be dyslexic and NOT reverse letters and numbers? 11-24-2022 6:25pm (6 replies)
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    • yes 11-24-2022 6:42pm
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    • Yes 11-24-2022 6:54pm
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    • I work with kids who have dyslexia- yes, you can have dyslexia and not reverse letters 11-24-2022 6:57pm
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    • yes 11-24-2022 6:59pm
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    • Yes. My DD has dyslexia and does not reverse letters and numbers. 11-24-2022 7:01pm
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    • yes it can happen...but it is VERY rare 11-24-2022 7:10pm
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  9. Special Needs This post has been deleted. 11-23-2022 11:38am (3 replies)
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    • I like solid 11-23-2022 11:38am
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    • Weaving is so pretty 11-23-2022 11:38am
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    • whatever you think you can do better. but i think cherry pie from the can is disgusting 11-23-2022 11:38am
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  10. Special Needs Anyone get a psychologist to write a letter on behalf of your SN child for college housing? Any suggestions? High-functioning ASD trans kid who would do best in a single 11-23-2022 10:15am (6 replies)
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    • Is there a psychologist or clinician working with this kid now? The documentation forms are pretty straightforward 11-23-2022 10:16am
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      • This was the neuropysch who diagnosed my kid a few years ago 11-23-2022 10:26am
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    • Yes, and it was ineffective for housing. No issues getting academic accommodations, but the housing was a matter of the college not having enough singles. It was not good. 11-23-2022 10:18am
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      • good to know, we will still try 11-23-2022 10:26am
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        • what did work: He was in a double room first year, couldn't be guaranteed a single the next, so he successfully petitioned to live off campus in an apartment even though school...(more) 11-23-2022 10:28am
          require students to live in dorms for 2 years.
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      • I think this is college dependent. RIT is very accommodating. It seems like a lot of students have therapy animals which automatically means a single. 11-24-2022 10:11am
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  11. Special Needs Can you diagnose dyslexia, executive functioning, etc, in first grade for a boy? Im wondering if we should get the assessment or wait until 2nd grade 11-22-2022 12:27pm (6 replies)
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showwait 11-22-2022 12:29pm
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      • why. 11-22-2022 12:30pm
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      • Irresponsible advice. 11-22-2022 12:37pm
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      • Worst advice ever - and guessing the responder does not have a SN kid 11-23-2022 7:37am
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    • Get the assessment now. The sooner you can provide interventions, the better 11-22-2022 12:29pm
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    • Absolutely. Evaluate now. 11-22-2022 12:37pm
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  12. Special Needs How did you decide if your kid should go to a dedicated LD school (Winston Prep, for example) vs. a small private with a support program (Dwight, Bay Ridge Prep)? My kid's issues...(more) 11-22-2022 11:21am (14 replies)
    are around extreme ADHD/mild ASD/exec functioning/anxiety. Has outgrown previous behaviors.
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    • My dd was in an LD middle school and definitely needed a bigger and more socially typical high school so she went to York Prep and it was great. She still got support but made...(more) 11-22-2022 11:43am
      great friends. Finances were a big part, too. We were able to get fully refunded for York. Otherwise we could never have afforded it.
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      • ^ We also looked at Bay Ridge but it was too far. 11-22-2022 11:44am
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      • Does this mean that the BOE paid for York Prep? I've heard of them paying for the additional academic support (Bridge program) but not the whole shebang. 11-22-2022 11:45am
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        • Yep DOE paid. Not sure if that's still the case. It helped that my dd already had a history of attending a ld school- at least that's what my lawyer said at the time. 11-22-2022 11:53am
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        • We get the whole shebang reimbursed at bay ridge prep. 11-22-2022 7:44pm
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          • ^^ dc had previously failed multiple mainstream/ ICT placements. 11-22-2022 7:44pm
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      • Can't reccomend the Bridge program at Bay Ridge Prep highly enough. The fact that is is a *typical* environment that provides excellent support to LD kids was key for us. 11-26-2022 3:14am
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    • My kid with that profile left Nest and is in public ICT. 11-22-2022 7:35pm
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      • ^and though we were nervous it's been a huge success for him. YMMV of course. 11-22-2022 7:36pm
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    • Small (for NYC) public , ICT classes was a disaster. Now attends Smith (chosen because they accept Connor cases) and is doing very well. 11-23-2022 4:02am
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      • What do you think about Smith? 11-23-2022 11:34am
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        • After years of school refusal? He's going to school, has a 91.5 average and is college bound. I am thrilled. It's a small, warm and nurturing school. 11-23-2022 11:54am
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          • That great! 11-23-2022 12:29pm
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    • My dyslexic DC did really well staying at a progressive, supportive private through 8th grade. We supplemented with tutoring for executive function/organizing issues and it really...(more) 11-23-2022 12:39pm
      paid off. For HS they went to a specialized.
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  13. Special Needs WWYD? My 19 yo has anxiety and is medicated with therapy. He is really struggling at college but does not want to come home....(more) 11-21-2022 5:59pm (21 replies)
    He is a smart kid and likes learning but he has serious problems starting and completing school work. His university has a great support system and I am supplementing with a pricey executive function tutor. He is still underwater. He is home for break now and getting nothing done. I don't dare say anything because of all his anxiety. What do I do? Should he attend next semester? College and tutoring costs a lot. I increasingly think he should live at home and go to community college. I am really worried and don't know what to do.
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    • We need more info. Is he failing? 11-21-2022 6:01pm
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      • not yet but close. He is very resistant to discussing anything with me. And at this point, every time I bring anything up he looks like he is in pain. I had hoped having the...(more) 11-21-2022 6:03pm
        tutor, university support services would help --- but at some point, I think this is just not working.
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        • I would stop asking and assess at the semester 11-21-2022 6:03pm
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    • My DS is younger than yours but you're describing exactly what I imagine will happen. I want him to stay in the nest. I know that might not be what you're supposed to want but I...(more) 11-21-2022 6:01pm
      want him to be OK.
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    • What is he anxious about? 11-21-2022 6:04pm
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      • with anxiety it can be everything. Just saying (GAD mom) 11-21-2022 6:04pm
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      • honestly, at this point I don't know. I think it's general anxiety. He is extremely needle phobic. Huge problem. 11-21-2022 6:05pm
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        • Well the only way out of that is exposure 11-21-2022 6:08pm
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        • I have same phobia but how is that coming out at college. 11-21-2022 6:12pm
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          • it's not his issue in college. I was just describing his anxiety. That's the most concrete example but I would say he generally is anxious and almost paralyzed in certain...(more) 11-21-2022 6:20pm
            situations.
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    • all you could do is offer other possibilities. Is there a 4 year school he can drive to near you so you can support him at home 11-21-2022 6:06pm
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      • This is my plan (NP). DS is intellectually capable but emotionally not prepared to live away 11-21-2022 6:07pm
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        • op here and my son is intellectually capable and very comfortable living independently ... but he just isn't getting his schoolwork done. 11-21-2022 6:09pm
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          • If he wanted to , he would 11-21-2022 6:12pm
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            • and yet maybe it's ADHD and not 11-21-2022 6:13pm
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            • op here and I kind of think that, too. He's got a lot of support! And there are other things he does do. It's not a diss on him to say he doesn't want to. It's just acknowledging...(more) 11-21-2022 6:20pm
              reality.
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          • Well, maybe I'm undercutting my DS but I think he'd be the same. And I'm not sure about the living independently thing. Mind you he just turned 16. 11-21-2022 6:12pm
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    • I would have him take a year out and tell him to spend that year giving it his all and failing hard at something. learn to try, learn to fail, zero stakes. then back to college. 11-21-2022 6:17pm
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      • would you finish this year or end it this semester? 11-21-2022 6:21pm
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        • end it now. 11-21-2022 6:25pm
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          • he needs to get super comfortable with failure. also have him watch a ton of gary vaynerchuk content. try and fail try and fail try and fail. always try, get used to failure. 11-21-2022 6:26pm
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  14. Special Needs Mid webstie 11-21-2022 3:29pm (0 replies)
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  15. Special Needs Developmental Optometrist...(more) 11-21-2022 3:12pm (0 replies)
    Hi ! We see Dr Thau but wanted to get a second opinion from a developmental optometrist for our 9YR old DD.
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  17. Special Needs DS who is a complicated IEP kid got his first college acceptance! 11-18-2022 10:46pm (20 replies)
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    • Congratulations! 11-18-2022 10:46pm
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    • Stay the course, mamas. 11-18-2022 10:46pm
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    • UGA? 11-18-2022 10:46pm
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      • SUNY Buffalo. 11-18-2022 10:47pm
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          • only on this board are SUNY schools not "good enough" 11-18-2022 10:50pm
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          • You don’t need to convince me that SUNYs are fine, believe me. 11-18-2022 10:50pm
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            • People on this board are so rude, it never fails to amaze me. Ok. 11-18-2022 10:52pm
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        • we haven't heard back from buffalo yet- when did you submit and are you in state 11-18-2022 11:08pm
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          • In state, during the free app week but not the last minute. 11-18-2022 11:34pm
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      • I think we are more excited than he is! It’s a mid-list school in terms of where he most wants to go, but he only applied to ones he’s be happy to go to. 11-18-2022 10:49pm
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    • yay!! 11-18-2022 10:49pm
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      • you gotta do something to celebrate. i'd say ice cream, but it's kind of cold 11-18-2022 10:50pm
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        • We just took him out to dinner for a glowing parent/teacher conference! 11-18-2022 10:51pm
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    • love it! My DS is similar and is making such great progress in HS 11-18-2022 10:50pm
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    • Are you getting extended IEP from HS? 11-18-2022 10:51pm
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      • He has gradually reduced his over the years— we will talk to disability services offices at all schools he gets into before we decide, but he probably will only need modest...(more) 11-18-2022 10:54pm
        accommodations at this point. He dropped ICT several years ago and then left SETTS in the middle of last year. But IEP since age 3.
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    • the best. congrats mama. it's as much your accomplishment as his. 11-18-2022 11:10pm
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  18. Special Needs Do Grad schools offer accommodations like colleges do. And does a np evaluation given before college cover-or they need an updated one? 11-17-2022 8:16pm (10 replies)
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showJesus 11-17-2022 8:18pm
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    • But your job doesn’t 11-17-2022 8:18pm
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      • Your job has to ADA 11-17-2022 8:19pm
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        • Does that give you extra time? 11-17-2022 8:20pm
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          • Clearly you don’t chose a job taht is not going to be suited for you. Work and school are very different. 11-17-2022 8:25pm
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      • A rurally it doesn’t. I have a friend that is heard of hearing and has an mba from Columbia and got accomadations in grad school and any office she has ever worked in had to put...(more) 11-17-2022 8:25pm
        inspecial phones for her and outfit their conference room to acomadate
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        • np - that is not the same as the broad accomodations colleges often offer (e.g. extended test times) 11-18-2022 7:42pm
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          • It has to be a reasonable accommodation. 11-18-2022 11:32pm
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    • all acad institutions are required to provide ADA accoms. however, the implementation varies dramatically across and within institutions 11-20-2022 9:50am
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      • I work at one of the graduate schools at Columbia. Yes, they are required to provide ADA accommodations....(more) 11-25-2022 9:52pm
        I can't generalize about every school, but I'm pretty sure Columbia requires a recent/updated neuropsych for accommodations. A LOT of our grad students require accommodations and they seem to include a range of things like a notetaker, ability to record lectures, extra time for assignments etc. I think the requirement for a recent neuropsych is silly since most folks needing accommodations have needed them since at least middle school and it seems silly that "proof" is still required, but I think that's just how they do it. Other schools might be different. Have your kid inquire at the disability services office about the procedures. Probably it may also be described on the school website. And yes, some universities and certain faculty (and certain specific disciplines of study) are horribly abelist.
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    • Is there another professional (that is, a private dr) who supports you in disagreeing w/ their evaluations? 11-16-2022 3:37pm
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  20. Special Needs If ur child has missed 3 wks speech therapy and the therapist sits there and does nothing in the push in service but stays on her phone, what can be done? nobody cares at school...(more) 11-16-2022 9:55am (20 replies)
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    • public school? Therapist did nothing or student wasn't with therapist? 11-16-2022 9:57am
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      • public school...she schedules push in when it's inappropriate to do this therapy bcuz she wants to leave school asap...she is awful 11-16-2022 9:58am
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        • so the therapist comes into the class, the child doesn't engage and rather than try harder, the therapist sits on his/her phone? Is that right? 11-16-2022 9:59am
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          • YES 100 percent 11-16-2022 9:59am
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            • I would ask for a different time slot, but based on my experience, nothing will change 11-16-2022 10:01am
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              • we've requested different OT because child is stressed by her too and she's not effective 11-16-2022 10:02am
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                • look I had one on tape admitting that she left my child alone to go work on a presentation she had to give AND then she told the kids not to tell their parents. Woman is still...(more) 11-16-2022 10:04am
                  working there
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                  • np unfortunately, this is what you may get in a large public 11-16-2022 10:06am
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        • The therapist cannot switch between push-in and out of service. 11-16-2022 10:53pm
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    • public school? 11-16-2022 9:57am
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      • YES SMALL public school 11-16-2022 12:32pm
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    • How can she get away with being on phone in class? 11-16-2022 9:58am
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      • shes searching web and texting...she is siting behind student not doing anything because it's inappropriate time to provide the service 11-16-2022 9:59am
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        • Call the district office. Push in only works for certain subjects. Question the therapist as to why she is there at that time 11-16-2022 10:02am
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    • never happened. I'm sorry. I would be pissed. 11-16-2022 9:59am
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      • administrators dont do anything to change this 11-16-2022 10:00am
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        • I'm sorry. My dd was in ST for 10 years. Can you go above the administrators? Is there a governmental body that oversees them? Your BOE? 11-16-2022 10:01am
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        • Is this NYC? Talk to district supervisor 11-16-2022 10:03am
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      • if the dir. of pupil services in c/o related services does nothing can i file complaint w/ school district? 11-16-2022 10:01am
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  21. Special Needs What’s the word on Community High School in Teaneck? People I’ve spoken to about the Lowe School seem underwhelmed, and when I toured I found it kind of low energy. What about the...(more) 11-16-2022 8:51am (0 replies)
    Upper School?
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    • What is the speech issue? 11-15-2022 12:18pm
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    • pay out of pocket for like 2 sessions with someone private. it's a world of difference 11-15-2022 12:19pm
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    • Good luck with that. It is not like they have a ton of second string STs waiting on call 11-15-2022 12:19pm
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    • I would be really shocked if your school had more than 1 speech therapist that worked there 11-15-2022 12:23pm
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      • parents at the sister school elementary complained and they hired second person 11-15-2022 12:27pm
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  23. Special Needs Anyone pull their kid from one SN school for another mid-year? We chose a small state-approved school from what our district offered, starting in 7th grade. Ds is now in 8th, and...(more) 11-15-2022 9:52am (5 replies)
    it's clear that the school is a mess. One of his teachers lets the kids play video games instead of any curriculum. Lots of bullying. Extremely weak academics. Was going to switch ds for high school, but now feel like we can't afford another wasted year. But the schools we think he needs are not state approved, meaning the district won't approve. So think we have to do unilateral placement and then sue. Already overwhelmed.
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    • Do you have an attorney? If not, any local advocacy groups that offer support? 11-15-2022 9:54am
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      • Yes, I need to circle back with our attorney. We didn't end up needing anything from her last time, bc the district happily gave us the state-approved options. 11-15-2022 11:22am
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    • You can move him and sue, but if you can afford it, I would move him regardless and being reimbursed 11-15-2022 9:59am
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      • ^regardless of 11-15-2022 9:59am
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    • If I could afford it I would transfer in a heart beat. Just be careful where you transfer. Smith School takes Connor cases if you qualify. 11-15-2022 10:09am
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  24. Special Needs 12 yr ds is feeling so demoralized about school. He has an iep, 2 tutors and I work with him a lot but he feels like he doesn’t understand anything and is feeling anxious and down...(more) 11-14-2022 9:29pm (5 replies)
    On himself. How can I help? He is medicated for adhd but it doesn’t seem to help much. He has trouble focusing and is very disinterested in school.
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    • Honestly this was my ds and it’s hardly a walk Iin the park now but it’s so much better. He’s a sophomore. We left public school though fwiw. The teachers just weren’t invested...(more) 11-14-2022 9:31pm
      This profile of kid. His high school teachers at least pretend to care if they don’t
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    • Has he found something he loves to do? A sport, art, music? Help him find something 11-14-2022 9:31pm
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    • Find a different school that will work with him in a better way. 11-14-2022 9:39pm
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    • Find him one class, one teacher that he can feel good about. It makes such a difference. 11-14-2022 9:46pm
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    • What kind of school is he in? 11-15-2022 10:48am
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  25. Special Needs For those who opened OCR complaints against school, what type of complaint was it & what was the outcome? any repercussions for school? how long did outcome take? were u notified 11-14-2022 3:41pm (1 reply)
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