Students with ADHD - U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights (September 2016 School Leader Update)
On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the Civil Rights of Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The guidance which is in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter clarifies the obligations of schools to provide students with attention-deficit disorder with equal educational opportunities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. OCR also released a Know your Rights document for students and parents of children with ADHD. Here is the news release and the guidance below.
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