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i see nothing on it i'd want to change.  looks great!




Quoting "Andrew R. Morton" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Yes of course it will, or I could send an email to them. Anyone else?
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> From: Policy Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nancy
> J. Miller
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 8:45 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: letter
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> Here are my changes.(I assume it will typed up in "professional letter"
> format?)
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> Dear Chairman George Cross, Rep. George Schiavone, and members of the house
> committee on education,
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> We are a group of undergraduate social work policy students at the
> University of Vermont. We have been studying House Bill 74, (An act.), and
> we are in support of this bill for the following reasons:
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> First, according to statistics provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency
> (DEA), in 2003 Vermont ranked third in the nation for cumulative
> distribution of methylphenidate, commonly known as Ritalin.
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> Secondly, many psychologists agree that while ADD and ADHD do exist, the
> current rate at which drugs such as Ritalin are being prescribed reflects an
> over-diagnosis of these disorders.
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> In addition, there is mounting anecdotal evidence that some parents have
> felt pressured by some schools to medicate their child as a prerequisite for
> continued admission.
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> Finally,  as former Governor Philip Hoff stated in a letter addressed to the
> Education Committee February 10th, 2005 "This bill helps to ensure children
> are not being placed on Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs due to coercion
> and a lack of information."
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> Where there has been some concern that this bill would prevent school staff
> from discussing problematic issues with parents, it should be noted that
> this bill would only prevent school personnel from suggesting use of
> medication: an area that educators are not trained in.  We urge you to pass
> this proactive legislation.
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> Thank You.
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> Nancy Miller
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> BSW Student
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> Title IV-E Partnership
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> University of Vermont-Department for Children and Families
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Policy Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andrew
> R. Morton
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:13 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: letter
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> This is what we came up with yesterday.
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> If people want to change, add, delete, pass it around until we get a draft
> that everyone is comfortable with. Let's start with Nancy.you pick the next
> person.
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> Almost done!
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> Andrew
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> Dear Chairman George Cross, Rep. George Schiavone, and members of the house
> committee on education,
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>             We are a group of undergraduate social work policy students at
> the University of Vermont. We have been studying House Bill 74, (An act.),
> and we are in support of this bill for the following reasons:
>
>
>
> 1. According to statistics provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA),
> Vermont ranked third in the nation for cumulative distribution of
> methylphenidate, commonly known as Ritalin.
>
>
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> 2. Many psychologists agree that while ADD and ADHD do exist but that the
> current rate at which drugs such as Ritalin are being prescribed reflects an
> over-diagnosis of these disorders.
>
>
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> 3. There is mounting anecdotal evidence that some parents have felt
> pressured by some schools to medicate their child as a prerequisite for
> continued admission.
>
>
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> 4. As former Governor Philip Hoff stated in a letter addressed to the
> Education Committee February 10th, 2005 "this bill helps to ensure children
> are not being placed on Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs due to coercion
> and a lack of information."
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