Is ADHD a Learning Disability? I've Been Told "No!"
Discrimination Against Students with ADHD

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Circulation: 98,627
ISSN: 1538-320
October 4, 2016


My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD. She struggles in school, is disorganized, and has no time management skills.

I’ve been told that ADHD is not a learning disability.

Sound familiar?

ADHD can result in significant learning problems impacting reading, writing skills, math.

Know the disability and know your rights!

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find answers to your questions about services and accommodations for a child with ADHD. Get the recent guidance from OCR about discrimination against kids with ADHD.

We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.
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US DOE Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with ADHD.

Many students with ADHD are challenged academically and behaviorally. Department of Education issues policy guidance to ensure schools know their obligations and are providing FAPE to those students.


Is a Child with ADHD Entitled to Special Ed Services?

OCR says too many school personnel are "not familiar with this disorder [ADHD], or how it could impact a student’s equal access to a school district’s program."


Legal Resources, FAQs, and Info about ADHD

Parents, teachers, and health care providers need to educate yourself about this disability, medical treatments, and effective educational methods.

Get legal resources, FAQs, articles, and information about ADHD.


What Does the Law Say?

If a child with ADHD is passing, is he still eligible for services? Look it up!

YOU need to read the law for yourself until YOU understand what the law says and does not say.

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