Sunday, October 19, 2008

"school refuses tourette services"

To the person who arrived at my blog via the Google search: school refuses tourette services...


I don't know if you'll come back here, but don't let the school get away with that bullshit! Tourette's Syndrome is a recognized disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The school is required, BY LAW, to cooperate with the special services your child requires.

I realize that this is easier said than done. We know that our small, local school system simply doesn't have the resources to provide our son the help he requires. That's one of the reasons why we homeschool him. You may live in a bigger area with more choices. Large cities usually have professional advocates(usually a lawyer), who will attend IEP meetings with you. Click on the TSA link in my sidebar to see if there is help in your area.

Good luck!

10 Comments:

At 10/19/2008 10:53 PM, Blogger tweetey30 said...

That is terrible for that person and I hope he/she comes back to read this.... I know you had a lot of issues with Z and I am glad you found a way out for him to be happy.

Ps why is it in such small letters??????

 
At 10/22/2008 12:59 PM, Blogger gisellehoyt said...

Hi there, my son has Tourette's as well - his tics are almost all completely gone now that we've addressed his food allergies. He was allergic to wheat/gluten, soy, dairy and to a lesser extent corn. Also anything artificial sent him into major tic storms (especially any of the colored dyes). With all of these out (I'm religious about it now!) he is able to attend school and does beautifully - no one even knows he has Tourette'! A regular allergy scratch test won't be sufficient, you need to have a delayed food allergy test done (It's a blood test -IGg).
Good luck and God bless!
Giselle

 
At 10/22/2008 4:55 PM, Blogger Candace said...

Hey, have you heard about the new James Patterson book coming out? It's non-fiction, done with co-author Hal Friedman, about Friedman's son, Cory, who was diagnosed with Tourettes and OCD. It's called "Against Medical Advice" and sounds VERY good. Here's an interview with Patterson about it:

http://www.bordersmedia.com/borderspresents/patterson?cmpid=SL_20081021_REW

 
At 10/22/2008 7:31 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Tweets, for some reason when I copy and pasted the search words, ALL the words became small. I didn't have time to fix it.

Giselle, fortunately Z's tics have slowed as he passes the peak of puberty. Food dyes and high fructose corn syrup have a slight affect on his tics, so we avoid those things.

Candace, as a matter of fact I have heard of that book. The publisher wants me to review it on my blog, and is sending me a copy.

 
At 10/24/2008 12:55 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

I'm so glad that you're going to review that book. You certainly have the firsthand experience. I hope the searcher gets help.

My word ver is forksect. Is that in addition to spoonsect and knivesect?

 
At 10/24/2008 1:49 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

Personally I'm a member of the sporksect. ;P

That's so cool about the book review.

 
At 10/26/2008 9:44 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Squirl and Courtney! I can't wait for the book to arrive!

Silverware cults? I'll pass. ;)

 
At 10/27/2008 7:09 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

Yes, that is illegal as hell.

 
At 10/27/2008 8:08 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Great advice, Tshsmom.

 
At 10/28/2008 5:34 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Gardenia, yeah, but we all know that the schools try to BS parents into believing them. They'll do anything so they don't have to pay for a special needs child. :(

It encourages me to know that this person is trying to find the answers. I hope their search is fruitful!

Bridg, Thanks pal!

 

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