I posted this on the ADD board as well, but this one is more active - well, hopefully it will become more active again after the storm and the transition to the new boards - !
My 12yo son is on track for an official diagnosis of ADD-inattentive. He's already seen his neurologist and met with the school psychologist, so now it's just a paperwork thing to get that on file. The psychologist suggested that after the paperwork is done, we get him on a 504 plan that would give him extra time and extra help, which he has said he would like.
My question is, is there any downside to that? Not emotionally - we are all fine with it and just want him to succeed and feel good about his work - but anything in the future that will be affected by his having a 504 plan? I just want to be sure I'm thinking this all through before we jump on board. I'd love to hear from anyone whose child had a 504 plan that didn't involve special education, just a little extra classroom help and time to complete work.