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Have you been told to drug your child?

If you are being coerced by school personnel to drug your child, visit www.fightforkids.com for vital data that every parent needs when faced with this situation. If you want to know what you can do to combat any pressure to label or drug your child, fill out the abuse case form at www.fightforkids.com/abuse_form.html and a representative from the mental health watchdog organization, CCHR, will contact you to give you assistance.

Could there be medical reasons for my child's behavior?

One of the foremost authorities on nutrition, allergies, and many other medical situations that can often cause behavior problems in children, Dr. Mary Ann Block runs a center that does extensive testing on children to rule out the most common causes of ADHD. Visit http://www.blockcenter.com for more information.

Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a real "disease"?

Dr. Fred Baughman, Jr. is a pediatric neurologist (a doctor who studies and handles actual diseases of the central nervous system, specifically in children) of over 30 years. His extensive study of so-called ADHD has led him to one conclusion—ADHD is a 100% fraud. If a psychiatrist or doctor is telling you your child has ADHD, go to http://www.adhdfraud.com to find a doctor who will tell you the truth about this fabricated disorder.

What can I do to protect my child from psychiatric labeling and drugging?

As a parent/caregiver, you have a powerful voice for affecting change. You can do something about the coerced drugging of your child through the public schools, and your actions do make a difference!   With parent voices we were able to get the first of its kind Federal legislation, the "Prohibition on Mandatory Medication Amendment” passed into law under IDEA. This new law prohibits schools from recommending or requiring that a child take a Controlled Substance (Includes all stimulants: Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, ect.) in order to attend school.

All caregivers can use this Federal law to stand up to State run schools.  Federal outweighs State.  Arm yourself with knowledge.  You can print out these materials and submit them to your child’s school asking that they be included in your child’s file.  This information lets the school understand some basic facts.  First, that psychological testing on your child is not a mandated process and that you as a caregiver can and do “opt out” of it.  Secondly, it will provide the school with the Federal Law.  Lastly, it will provide some important information on ADHD and stimulant drugs to the school that they might not have already known.

http://www.ablechild.org/bulletin%20board/title%2020.htm

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amendment%20letter.htm

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http://www.ablechild.org/bulletin%20board/a%20few%20simple%20truths.htm

Today many parents are not aware that schools are allowed to conduct mental health screening on their children in subtle ways that can lead to a mental health diagnosis and a prescription for a psychiatric drug.  Many schools have implemented an “Opt Out” policy as opposed to the “Opt In” policy of earlier years.  An “Opt In” policy is where a parent is given the information that the school will be offering to their child (a program, a film,  a speaker, ect…) and that parent would have to provide permission for this.  Today the “Opt Out” policy makes it a fact that all children are included “IN” something unless the school hears, or sees a note, from a parent stating otherwise.  In many instances, these seemingly harmless programs that are offered are never discussed with the parent.  Parents might not have any knowledge that their child will be receiving anything outside traditional education, which is geared to evaluate their child’s mental health.  The “Opt Out” policy permits schools to hand out checklists and questionnaires to children in classrooms  with innocuous questions regarding feelings, emotions, bullying, sleeping patterns, just to name a few.  A child’s answers would be part of an evaluation for mental health disorders like anxiety and depression.

Parents/caregivers can talk to their children honestly on how to avoid mental health screening in the classroom, its subjectivity, and what to look for in order to do this.  Let your child know that he/she has the right to approach their teacher and “Opt Out” of these psychological questionnaires.  Let your child know that if a teacher or school staff pushes the issue that they are to have that teacher or staff member call you at home or work immediately. 

Empower yourself and your child with knowledge and know your rights.

Are there active parent organizations I can join who are opposed to the psychiatric drugging of children?

Yes! AbleChild.org was founded by parents who had personal experience with pressure to drug their own children.  Join us in our efforts.  There is no charge.  Spread the word that Ablechild is out there to provide parents/caregivers with all information needed to make an INFORMED decision.

 

Important Documents to read:

New England Law Review *1173

U.S. Department of Justice & Drug Enforcement Administration Report on Methylphenidate

More ‘JUNK SCIENCE' revealed as Department of Defense puts common Rating Scales to test.

TITLE 20 Sec. Chapter 31. Sec. 1232h of the Protection of Pupil Rights (Your Right to Refuse)..