ERIC Number: ED354688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Attention Deficit Disorder and the Law. A Guide for Advocates.
Latham, Peter S.; Latham, Patricia H.
This guide provides a survey of those laws that directly affect the child with attention deficit disorder (ADD), with or without hyperactivity. The guide addresses three general classes of rights: (1) civil rights (for example, the right to equal treatment and opportunity under the law); (2) the right to society's support in educational services and disability payments; and (3) the right to exemption from military service. The guide is divided into 14 parts, of which the first 3 are an introduction, an outline of the judicial system, and an explanation of equal protection and due process guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Subsequent parts address the major federal laws which define the rights of individuals with ADD, including: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Social Security Act; and the Selective Service Act. Other sections deal with individualized inquiry, state law remedies, court litigation, and parent advocacy. A final section on resources lists approximately 20 textbooks, policy documents, and organizations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Court Role, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Hyperactivity, Legal Responsibility, Military Service, School Law, State Legislation, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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