Parents Rights

Before you approve or accept any diagnosis and treatment for a child with behavior problems there are some important things you should be aware of:

1) You have the right to say NO. Informed Consent according to the AMA “is a process of communication between a patient and physician that results in the patient’s authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention.”

“…The parent or caregiver of the child should have an opportunity to ask questions to gain an understanding of the treatment or procedure, so that he or she can make an informed decision to proceed or to refuse a particular course of medical treatment that is being proposed.

This concept of informed consent is both an ethical obligation and a legal requirement spelled out in statutes and case law in all 50 states.” Read More

Resist Teacher and School Pressure to Drug Your Children for Them to Attend and Be Educated

by Michelle Ball, Education Law Attorney

Under both California and federal law, schools CANNOT make drugging kids a condition of attending school. This means that if a child is alleged to have “behavior issues” there is no requirement parents seek out a mind-altering substance to control them in the classroom. Despite this, there is often a LOT of pressure from school officials, teachers, etc. for parents to control a non-conforming child by use of drugs. Prior to giving in to the pressure, PLEASE look at alternative methods of controlling behavior as described below.”

Read rest of the article here.

False Labeling & Parental Consent

“Children are being placed in “Special Education” under a number of different categories. The Federal regulation, that determines who gets placed in Special Education classes and what type of education they are entitled to, is the Individuals Disabilities Education Act. (IDEA).

When one thinks of “disabilities”, one may think of a physical handicap or impairment that requires more Teacher/Student supervision in order to ensure a full education for the student. Yet, over the last few decades, “disabilities”, has grown to mean a lot more than that.

The intention of IDEA is to help ensure that all children have a good education. This is something that most parents would agree with. Unfortunately, the categories of “other health impairments, or specific learning disabilities” have opened the door to the bogus diagnoses that are voted into existence and itemized in the “Diagnostic Statistical Manual” (psychiatry’s bible).

Federal Regulation

To read about Prohibition on mandatory medication click here.

Child & Parental Rights

IDEA has been revised many times over the years. The most recent amendments were passed by Congress in December 2004, with final regulations published in August 2006. So, in some senses, the law is very new, even as it has a long, detailed, and powerful history.

The changes that were made in 2004, address the issue of Parental Consent. For any parent who has gotten a “permission slip” from their child, you will understand that these permission slips or parental consent forms, are typically given to you by your child, for a field trip, a special event at school, or for disciplinary reasons, and is something you usually get when you are running around at home, trying to make dinner, get the kids to school, get yourself to work, etc. Permission slips or parental consent forms are something that should be read, thoroughly, and at times, with a magnifying glass. Do not skip through these forms, as often they are a parental consent form for an “intervention program”, mental health questionnaire, or for special education. You, as a parent, need to be fully informed about your child’s education. Your basic human right of being fully informed is vital to the future of your child’s education, their future jobs and their overall well-being. Times have changed, and mental health is a factor in public education.” Read the rest of the article here.

This article is from: CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF FLORIDA

An excellent site ABLECHILD.ORG ( Parents for label and drug free education) has a very good Legal Resources page.

Watch Parents Know Your Rights Video from Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights

Watch this video: How a judge ruled in favor of a mother who refused to drug her child.

Article from The drugging of Our Children by Gary Null:

The Question of Parental Compliance

“Successfully Challenging the Courts. One parent who successfully challenged a court order regarding forced medication is Nestor Sosa, a divorced father, who, upon opening his door one day, was handed a court order to give his son Ritalin. This was how Sosa learned that his son had been given psychological tests, found to have ADHD, and put on medication. All this had occurred without Sosa’s knowledge or consent; therefore, it was a violation of his joint custody agreement, he reasoned, and he would challenge the order.

Sosa concludes, “This whole thing is a pure scam,” and advises other parents fighting the system to enter the arena well informed. Parents must take an active stance,..”

Learn more about Gary Null’s documentary, The Drugging of Our Children.