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(arrow)Federal Laws Pertaining to ADHD Diagnosed Children

There are two laws under which children diagnosed with ADHD can receive special help in school: Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Depending on how they are interpreted, the differences between the two laws can be nuanced or dramatic, leaving parents and caretakers confused about their options.
(arrow)An Overview of State Legislation and Initiatives

While the federal government continues to interpret how IDEA and Section 504 relate to and protect students diagnosed with ADHD, state governments and school boards have begun enacting or calling for their own laws and policies. By and large, states are focusing their efforts on studying or moderating the level of psychostimulant drugs being prescribed to school children.


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