I am a mom who has been down a painful road with my son who struggled with school refusal for many years. I am happy to tell you that for the last two years he has attended school on a daily basis and is doing really well.
We got to this place through the help of finding the right psychiatrists, the right therapists, the right treatment program, the right therapeutic boarding school, the right special education lawyer and now the right small boarding school.
Finding the right resources was not easy. I constantly did google searches for school refusal looking for answers. The resources and help were hard to locate. When we were in crisis mode and needed to find a treatment program, we hired an educational consultant. If you have been down this road already, than you know that educational consultants charge $3000-$7000 for their services. We did not have a good experience with our consultant and we fired her after 48 hrs. She of course kept her $2500 deposit.
It is my wish that this site will provide free listings of treatment programs, school options and special education lawyers to help you get your child back to school and back to himself.
Our child's school refusal brought our family to the most painful places and the most trying of times. When I remember those days, it brings tears to my eyes. I want you to know that there is hope for your child and your family. You can get your child back to school and your family back on course. Do not give up hope and keep searching and fighting for the best help for your child.