ERIC Number: ED444324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Attention Deficit Disorders ADD/ADHD: Eligibility Issues and Service Options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
This document presents basic information and materials on eligibility and service options for students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. An introduction notes that the three main service options for students with ADD/ADHD continue to be either the general education classroom, special education services, or Section 504 accommodations. The first section presents common questions and answers regarding service options. These questions address: screening and interventions, referral, procedural safeguards, evaluation procedures, eligibility, and location of services (least restrictive environment). The second section provides a chart detailing similarities and differences between Section 504, IDEA, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following section provides an overview of Section 504 and focuses on the student placement process. Next is a list of 36 possible academic accommodations for students with ADD/ADHD. Also included are two policy letters from the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and Office of Special Education Programs regarding service options. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Hyperactivity, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Standards, Student Placement
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, 1780 N. Research Parkway, Suite 112, Logan, UT 84341; Tel: 435-752-0238 (Voice); Tel: 435-753-9750 (TTY); Fax: 435-753-9750; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.usu.edu/~mprrc (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)