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axloo7
04-21-09, 10:12 PM
k so the thing is is that the school told me and mi parents that i CAN NOT go to school if i am not on mi meds,if i do and they fined out (ha as if) i get sent home. this seams wrong to me, what i cant go to school if i don't listen to what a doctor that sad i can use this medication to help with ADHD? ( FYI they say its is a behavioral issue.) plz give me your opinion.<(*_*)>

ndnbutterfly
04-22-09, 09:57 AM
Hi Axloo7! Welcome to the forums!

I'm not sure how the school system works in Canada or even here for that matter!

I don't see how they can make you leave school just because you didn't take your meds. Why aren't you taking them? Are you having side effects? Have you talked to your doc about this?

Is your behavior improved when on meds? Have your parents talked with the school?

Lunacie
04-22-09, 12:06 PM
Here in the State the schools may say they can't deal with a child in the classroom, but it's still up to the school to provide some alternative... such as specialized classrooms, or specialised schools, or one-on-one aide for the child, or in-home tutors.

I don't have any idea what the laws are like in Canada. Check with your school board or Board of Education for your province. You will need to learn these things and be your child's advocate - or find someone who can be an advocate for your child. Good luck in helping your child get the best education possible.

Lunacie
04-22-09, 12:39 PM
axloo7, am I right in reading that you live in Manitoba Canada?

I did some online research and found this information on students with special needs, such as ADHD...


4. offer and arrange alternative programming for students who are
suspended for more than five days* (MR 468/88)
5. offer and arrange alternative programming for students under
the age of 16 who are expelled* (MR 468/88)


This site also has information on how to resolve disputes between students and their parents - and the teachers or other school staff.
from: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/specedu/aep/pdf/Standards_for_Student_Services.pdf

Are your parents involved in resolving this dispute with the school? Unless you are of age to be considered an adult in your province, your parents must be involved in this kind of issue. If they support your choice of alternative therapies instead of medications, then the school most likely will have to work with you and your parents to make some accomodation for you.

axloo7
04-22-09, 05:01 PM
Hi Axloo7! Welcome to the forums!

I'm not sure how the school system works in Canada or even here for that matter!

I don't see how they can make you leave school just because you didn't take your meds. Why aren't you taking them? Are you having side effects? Have you talked to your doc about this?

Is your behavior improved when on meds? Have your parents talked with the school?
thx fore the reply and yes i am a better student on meds but it is just so BORING. i got no problem using meds but not every day, i like to by resistless
and impulsive and it helps me see stuff from a different view (to problem solve and what not.)
i've have dun some research and i know that every one has the right to an education ( this is mi mane point when arguing with teachers and parents.) i just don't think that just cuz of hoo i am means that i cant be in school the way i am with out meds.
p.s.
i have bin prone to not listen to what authority figuers like teachers. and it has raised problems in the past but how am i to know if i can control it if i cant go with out it?
(on concerta, very high dose to bty)

wifeandmom
04-22-09, 07:47 PM
I don't know much about Canadian educational law. My guess would be that they can't tell you that you have to take meds, but they can say you can't be in a mainstream class if you can't comply with the class rules regarding staying seated, not distracting others, etc.?

samtux
04-26-09, 05:47 PM
well i dont know anything about education law over there however i can imagine they have the right to make you take meds or one to refuse to educate you if you are of an age where you are in compulsory education ?!

hope this helps in some way !

Sam