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Depends on where you live - but I did find this... http://school.familyeducation.com/learning-disabilities/teen-driving/41908.html     Reading Disability and Driver's Test LD and ADD/ADHD Expert Advice from Eileen S. Marzola, Ed.D. Q: My 16-year-old wants to get his temporary driver's permit, but he has a reading disability. He has studied the driver's book and is ready to take the test, which consists of 20 questions and 20 signs. However, most things have to...
Patti - that just breaks my heart.  I know another first mother that happened to and when the child learned what happened - the truth - she stopped all contact with her adoptive family.  They are "so confused and don't understand why this child would turn her back on them" - unreal.  
Patti- I'm so very sorry for your situation.  I hope your daughter finds you in a few years so you can both heal.
Our pediatric office is breast feeding friendly (as far as I know).  We go to Advocare Greentree Pediatrics.  Our pediatrician is Dr. Bryan Levey.  He leans towards the crunchy side of things (offers homeopathic options over pharmaceuticals in many cases) so I'd be shocked if he wasn't breast feeding friendly.  Their office does require vaccines.  They are in Marlton just a few minutes off 295.  Address is 127 Church Road, Suite 800, Marlton NJ 08053.  Their number...
All the "experts" say is that the earlier intervention begins (and continues) the better off the kids will be.  Your child should qualify for services through your county's early intervention program.  Reach out to them.  They should be providing speech, OT and PT (if necessary) at low to no cost (usually based on your income).  Usually much less expensive than going privately.  Then, when your child ages out - your school district would be required to provide those...
I know how lucky I am - I see the posts from around the country and see what other families have to do to get even the most basic services for their children and it breaks my heart.  Funny story - the head of human resources for our district is also an old friend of mine.  I recently engaged her in a sales call but spent the vast majority of the time telling her how wonderful her staff was - I almost forgot to tell her about what I was selling    My son is an amazing...
My son and I both take vyvanse.  His "bonk" at the end of the day was bad at first and then it leveled out.  I'd be interested to see if there was something that could help ease the effects.  I wonder if something like chamomile would help.
No need to apologize - this is all very interesting.   I actually had a doctor tell me that she's giving him the PDD-NOS diagnosis so that the school couldn't argue with giving him services.  However, the school already was giving him twice the services she recommended - LOL.     I love the soup analogy - it's so true!
Thank you all so much for replying.   His OT from school called me today.  We had a long talk which started with "what can I do to help you?" and I just started to cry and tell her I am so worried for my son.  She explained that yes, he's struggling and yes, this is going to be a very hard year for him.  That being said, he's got great support in place (which he does - amazing teachers and a one-on-one) and everyone is working hard to make things as comfortable as...
I'm too close to this and I desperately need help.  First a little background.  My son is 7 years old.  He has a genetic deletion (16p11.2) which is known to cause autism.  When we first sought help, the developmental pediatrician said "has anyone discussed autism with you?"  She gave him the diagnosis of PDD-NOS.  Since that time, he has been on and off the spectrum at least 6 times.  Most times specialists will bring up autism when they first meet him and then back off...
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