On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The guidance provides a broad overview of Section 504 and school districts’ obligations to provide educational services to students with disabilities, including students with ADHD. The guidance:
The Department also released Know Your Rights: Students with ADHD (PDF, 180 KB) which provides a brief overview of schools’ obligations to students with ADHD.
Read the complete letter and guidance at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201607-504-adhd.pdf (PDF, 955 KB)
Both of these resources are also available in Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese.
SOURCE ARTICLE: Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education
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