Posted by squeakymonster on October 31 2010 04:40 PM
Yes, there are ways, because the school that I attend isn't helping me with my testing, either, and I can't get services until I have a diagnosis. I found that by badgering them for a few months (since August), I was able to get them to fork over a list of psychologists. I did this by going in and talking to the secretary of Disability Services until I'm sure by the time she saw me coming, she was ready to lock herself in a bathroom. I was never rude about it, but I did let her know that I still needed help. I hate to say this, but as mean as they are on the phone, you might have to go in in person and ask for help in person.
Also, I have tried working with my State Vocational Rehab. Services to get testing done, but because I "only have a learning disability" to test for, I'm not exactly considered a priority. You could try to get in and talk to your state's Vocational Rehab. If your state has a little more money than MI, you might stand a chance.
Another resource is your state's Learning Disabilities Association. I'm sure someone on here has posted a link to the national site, but I'll post it here, as well. From the national site, you can follow a link to your specific state, and it will take you to your state's LDA. They have a lot of good info on these site, I've found, and they are catered to your specific state.
Also, if you're up for a real headache, you can try to look up psychologists in your area using either a phone book (which I hate, because of all those little lines to confuse), or yellowpages.com Ask them SPECIFICALLY about MATH disabilities, many people were just tested for general learning disabilities and got a false negative. The person I'm hoping to do my testing with is listed as a math specialist, meaning they've been trained to specifically spot, diagnose, and help treat math disabilities.
Good luck, you've just started on a very long road.