Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Advocating for Children with 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


I.  INTRODUCTION: 
This web based discussion  is based upon a presentation made for educational professionals.  The web presentation is broken into topics and is somewhat abridged.  The entire 18 page conference notes are available by clicking on the icon above.

A.ADHD THE MISUNDERSTOOD DISABILITY
In my experience, children with AD/HD are one of the more difficult groups of disabled children for which to advocate.  This is probably because of several important factors.  First, .... continue 

B.ATTENTION DEFICIT AND RELATED DISORDERS 
The truth is, ADHD is an identifiable neurobiological disability, affecting approximately between three and five percent of the school population.   This disorder has been thoroughly researched ... continue

II.  ADHD AS A DISABILITY UNDER SECTION 504 AND IDEA 

A.History of Educational Accommodation of AD/HD
AD/HD has been one of the last disabilities to be afforded recognition and the protection of the law.  For a long time educational professionals refused to recognize that AD/HD was a disability, ... continue

B.Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 
Eventually plight of children with AD/HD began to reach the Congress.  In 1990 the Congress requested that the Department of Education research the issue and seek public comment on how students with AD/HD were being educated ... continue

C.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
Very shortly after the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was passed, Congress passed the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975.  This act, which today, with its amendments, is known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ... continue


III.ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFCATION 

                                                                        OCR Guidiance  

A.Eligibility Requirements
Parents who obtain a diagnosis of AD/HD are often surprised and frustrated when the schools do not automatically provide their child with a 504 plan or an IEP.  In fact, there are some specific eligibility requirements, ... continue

B.Evaluation ... continue



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