Help my child with Tourettes and ADD
September 15, 2012 8:44 PM Subscribe
Are there grants or financial aid for my 8 year old daughter who has Tourettes Syndrome and ADD? I need money to put her in a tutoring center and to put her in physical activity programs.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My daughter is 8 and is suffering from Tourettes Syndrome and ADD. We have been to a neurologist and two psychiatrists and have tried several medicines and none of them have helped her. The side effects were worse than the help they gave. Plus the stimulant meds for the ADD increased her tics for the Tourettes.
We have seen over and over again, that when she has physical activity, both her Tourettes and her ADD improve. We need to put her in swim lessons and gymanstics but we cannot fund it right now. Telling her to just run around outside does not work, it only seems like structured classes help and keep her focused on the activity.
We also need to put her in the Huntington Learning Center which is a tutoring center. The school she is in is good, and she is on a 504 plan, but it just isn't enough. She needs one on one tutoring to help her and it never works with me and her at home because there is also ODD, oppositional defiant disorder. But that only seems to be with me, and not others. Please help. We are in Iowa. I need an advocate or some kind of grant to give her the help she needs.
Isn't there some kind of program, grant, or help a disabled child can get for tutoring or activities that don't necessarily fall under the "medical" column??