Be a part of a group. Join the PTA -- and get to know the school staff. Talk with parents who have children with similar needs. Remember, there is strength in numbers. You have more leverage with school administrators if you speak with, and for, other parents.
Volunteer to help. Whether in the classroom, the library, or the front office, being seen and becoming known as a benevolent presence makes you an insider. You are part of the solution, not part of the problem. This strategy allows you to get a better feel for your ADHD child’s problems, since you might be in a position to observe them more directly.
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This article comes from the Winter 2009 issue of ADDitude.
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