New book shines light on legal and practical issues involving students with ADHD

This ADHD pamphlet explains districts' legal obligations to students with or suspected of having ADHD under Section 504 and provides practical tools for meeting those obligations.
By: | November 13, 2019

In response to a rise in complaints between 2011 and 2015 alleging discrimination against students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights issued resources to remind educators of their obligations toward students with ADHD under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Recognizing a need for educators to understand their responsibilities to students with ADHD under Section 504 and the ADA, LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has published Managing ADHD at School: What Educators Need to Know to Comply With Section 504.

This pamphlet walks educators through their legal obligations to students with ADHD under Section 504 and Title II, while also providing them with strategies and ideas for accommodating the needs of these students. After reading through this book, educators will be able to:

  • Understand what is required of districts under Section 504 for identifying and evaluating students with ADHD.
  • Avoid the temptation to make assumptions about what a “typical” student with ADHD looks or acts like.
  • Recognize the importance of data collection and documentation when providing accommodations.
  • Develop Section 504 plans for students with ADHD that are crafted to address their unique needs and abilities.

Managing ADHD at School: What Educators Need to Know to Comply With Section 504 is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.


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