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ERIC Number: ED449598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
At a Glance: ADHD and IDEA 1997. A Guide for State and Local Policymakers. Policy Briefs.
Gregg, Soleil
This policy brief summarizes the literature and identifies responsibilities of state and local policymakers in meeting legal obligations to provide educational services for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Presented in a general question-and-answer format, the brief considers the following topics: what ADHD is and characteristics of the child with ADHD; eligibility of children with ADHD under IDEA; responsibility of state education agencies for overseeing school compliance with IDEA; responsibilities of public agencies (i.e., school systems) in meeting the educational needs of children with ADHD under IDEA (10 responsibilities are discussed); and effects of changes to IDEA on children with ADHD living in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Tables provide detailed information on diagnostic criteria for subtypes of ADHD, state eligibility requirements, and number and change in number of children served under IDEA, Part B, in the four states listed above. Also listed are additional resources, contacts, and Web sites. (Contains 62 references.) (DB)
Appalachia Educational Lab., PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348; Tel: 304-347-0400 (Voice); Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); Fax: 304-347-0487; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997