Granted, this was made by some attorneys as an advertisement, as noted by their names said several times at the end of the movie, but I think it is makes a valid point.
Most recently I have been helping a family with a school problem, and actually the doctors now. This has been going on for over 6 months. The school says they can’t do anything about the child’s potential disability because it would be considered AD/HD which has to be diagnosed by a doctor. The doctor said that the school was doing whatever they could for the student, so they aren’t going to give the child the label of AD/HD because it wouldn’t really help the child. So in the end….who loses? The child in this case. Now many of you know I don’t always advocate labeling, but in this case, I believe it necessary to get the child the help needed to succeed in the school setting.
This is just one of many things I encounter on a regular basis in the local schools in our area, although it was the first time I dealt with a family doctor who was unwilling to help the family out. Without money, it is difficult to get an outside assessment because these can cost anywhere from $700 to $1500 or more. So what is a family to do? Keep on fighting the good fight and make a stand for your child that lets the school know that they are responsible and you are not going away.