Hi! Looking for some support. My 8-year old son was diagnosed with ADHD about 4 months ago. I was given a 504 Plan Letter to provide to the school. When i presented it to the principal, her first question was is he on medication. We are very doubtful about putting him on any type of medication because of the long-term affects on his body and mind not to mention the possibility of addiction. I know this may seem extreme, but i have witnessed it first-hand. We are in such a difficult place suck between a rock and a hard place. We want to help our son the best way possible. But, now i don't know if NOT putting him on medication is the right decision.
We looked into a program that claims to train my son's brain to act appropriately, but again we are doubtful that would work.
I don't know what to needs tone done about his 504 plan ... am i supposed to follow up with the school? Who comes up with the 504 plan? Me, the teacher, the principal???
Sorry for the rant ... i am just in need of some support. I see there are so many people dealing with a child with ADHD here and wanted reach out to see if i am the only one feeling this way.
Any advice is welcomed and appreciated.