The process of securing academic accommodations for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) can be confusing -- and intimidating. Follow these eight steps to take the hassle out of establishing an IEP or 504 Plan...
Get an Accurate Evaluation
Address it to the chairperson of the Committee on Special Education Services - aka the Director of Special Education Services. (It's often a waste of time to send the letter to the child's teachers, guidance counselor, or principal.)
Should the school decline your request, or if you're dissatisfied with the evaluation's findings, arrange for a private ADHD evaluation. (In some circumstances, the school may have to pay for the outside assessment.)
TIP: Send your letter by certified mail or hand-deliver it and keep a dated proof of receipt for your records.
To share strategies for getting accommodations for your ADHD child, visit the ADHD at School support group on ADDConnect.