ERIC Number: ED432871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Educating Children with AD/HD: State Policies. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report summarizes survey data on state policies and procedures related to the provision of services to students with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Information was received from 41 states and 3 non-state jurisdictions in the fall of 1998. Findings indicate: (1) at least 21 states have written policies or guidelines for the education of students with AD/HD; (2) 30 of the states did not include AD/HD within the definition of a specific category of disability; (3) 31 of the 44 states have no written policy on individual identification or assessment of AD/HD; (4) none of the responding states disaggregate data on the number of students with AD/HD from other disability categories; (5) although none of the responding states reported a specific policy regarding medication of students with AD/HD, 9 states referred to a general medication policy or health care procedure on this issue; and (6) the greatest challenges for local education agencies related to AD/HD were identified as: provision of educational services in the general education environment and determining eligibility under different federal laws. (CR)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Hyperactivity, Services, State Regulation, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Produced by Project FORUM at NASDSE.