11-year-old, with IQ of 47, fails disability test

THE ADOPTIVE mother of a boy with mental health problems said not enough is being done to help them.

Veronica Ping, 56,wants Jack, 11, to be classified as disabled so he can gain access to specialist clubs, carers and schools.

But despite having severe ADHD and an IQ of just 47, they have been repeatedly refused a social worker under Essex County Council checks.

Essex County Council said it would meet the family to discuss the issue.

Miss Ping adopted Jack from her great-niece in 1992.

His birth mother also has severe learning difficulties and was addicted to Class A drugs during pregnancy.

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6:42pm Wed 5 Dec 12

stackerman says...

(1) if you contact children's legal services they specialise in all matters of child law and special needs these are based in the university grounds.It may be worth a try call them .its could be free funding if you earn below a threshold.

(2) also send off for a free book called the senco code of practice it has all the key paragraphs and correct procedures the lea and other partie have to abide to.

i hope these help
(1) if you contact children's legal services they specialise in all matters of child law and special needs these are based in the university grounds.It may be worth a try call them .its could be free funding if you earn below a threshold. (2) also send off for a free book called the senco code of practice it has all the key paragraphs and correct procedures the lea and other partie have to abide to. i hope these help stackerman
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6:55pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Boris says...

How could a child who is now 11 have been adopted in 1992?
How could a child who is now 11 have been adopted in 1992? Boris
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7:02pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

You beat me to it Boris. Of course it is the Gazette, who are not famed for their accuracy of their reporting.
You beat me to it Boris. Of course it is the Gazette, who are not famed for their accuracy of their reporting. Say It As It Is OK?
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10:12pm Wed 5 Dec 12

carnuts says...

It seems the child / person seeking aid has a higher IQ than Gazette reporters
It seems the child / person seeking aid has a higher IQ than Gazette reporters carnuts
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11:34am Fri 7 Dec 12

MacinTyler95 says...

He's 11 and was adopted in 1992. Surely that would make him 20?
He's 11 and was adopted in 1992. Surely that would make him 20? MacinTyler95
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