ERIC Number: ED449597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
ADHD and School Law.
A review of the research and legal literature summarizes the status of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under school law. Following a brief introduction, discussion of ADHD as a disability notes the impact of ADHD on overall functioning and provides a table of diagnostic criteria for subtypes of ADHD. The following section focuses on three relevant federal statutes: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B. The major portion of the paper discusses ten responsibilities of the states in implementing eligibility requirements for ADHD. These are: (1) locate, identify, and evaluate children disabled by ADHD; (2) make available a free appropriate public education; (3) develop and implement an appropriate individualized education program; (4) involve parents in decision making; (5) educate children in the least restrictive environment; (6) follow procedural safeguards; (7) ensure that professional personnel meet qualification standards; (8) include children with ADHD in state performance goals; (9) appropriately include disabled children in assessments; and (10) monitor suspension and expulsion rates. (Contains 110 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Civil Rights Legislation, Clinical Diagnosis, Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Hyperactivity, State Government
Appalachia Educational Lab., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348; Tel: 304-347-0400 (Voice); Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); Fax: 304-347-0487; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ael.org/rel/policy/polbrief.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)