Supports for parents

by s
(Edmonton)

Hi I am a parent of an 11 child who has been diagnosed with ADHD and severe ODD, has bad anxiety , emotional, and social problems. since she was 6 or so we have been to phy's. she has been medicated and through, therapists, dermatologists, behaviour management classes. she is now seeing a pediatrician specialist,a children's dental specialist and children's specialist of dermatology. and as of last year they are integrating her into regular classes. Which has been a struggle, with her behaviour and defiance, they struggle to get her out for recess, in for recess, and now to stay in school.


She has threatened to run away, she has to be supervised always and does rash unsafe things at times, even on medication.

she has been suspended last year for head bunting a teacher and hitting another, and I was called multiple times to come get her last year.

I tried working but with phone calls, suspensions, sick days, (she takes a medication for her severe phyriasis which lowers her immune system so she sick a lot !)and days of refusal to go to school ,also including having to take her out of day cares because of her behaviour and loosing babysitters.

It's almost impossible for me to keep a job, or work. Last year we were asked to apply for the Tax benefit and were denied!

I don't know why? and was never explained the way it works, was just asked to apply for it.

Do you know of any other options that there is out there for my family? I have to take public transportation every where, and so with my husband only working we unable to put her and get her to programs she needs for her energy output and most important social needs.

(I also see a therapist for support) And recently looking for her own main therapist, not just the temp one at school, which is not consistent because that is a vital support for her success.

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