Portsmouth School Board's ADHD flier draws fire - 2007-10-19
Last month, the School Board sent a warning to parents about the "harmful effects" of drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Much of the flier's information was taken from the Internet, including from a Web site run by a group founded by the Church of Scientology.
This week, six national organizations and eight local groups sent a letter requesting that the School Board retract the flier and send a new one stating that ADHD is a disease that requires treatment.
The groups include the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Tidewater chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.