When a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school’s experts didn’t find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.
In a state that offers meager funding for mental health, law enforcement officers across Texas have performed the duties of psychologists and social workers.
The Veteran’s Diversion Program allows veterans to have minor criminal charges against them dropped if they complete treatment for their PTSD.
Nick Van Den Handel, 13, remembers how he felt taking medication for ADHD, and how much better he feels now.