Part #3 - Legal Requirements for Identification of Students with ADHD

NASET ADHD SERIES

Part # 3 - Legal Requirements for Identification of Students with ADHD

Introduction

Two important federal mandates protect the rights of eligible children with ADHD the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). The regulations implementing these laws are 34 CFR sections 300 and 104, respectively, which require school districts to provide a free appropriate public education to students who meet their eligibility criteria. Although a child with ADHD may not be eligible for services under IDEA, he or she may meet the requirements of Section 504.

The focus of this issue of the ADHD Series is to address the legal issues and requirements involved in working with students with ADHD.

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