Matthew D. Cohen, J.D.
Matt Cohen is founder of Matt Cohen and Associates and specializes in special education and mental health law. Cohen is a legal commentator for LDOnline and serves on CHADD’s Public Policy Committee. Read his blog at disablethelabels.blogspot.com.
10 Myths About School Laws for ADHD Services
Do you know what special education services a child with ADHD is entitled to? Who... ADHD special education laws»
Disable the Labels
My ADHD son can—and will—do more than the world thinks he can... more »
504 Plan Gone Awry: What Parents Can Do
My son's school schedules 504 Plan meetings too late in the year to keep him... Meeting expectations »
Putting a Stop to Bullying
My 12-year-old, who has ADHD, is being bullied at school. One boy punches him in... How to step in »
Discrimination by a Professor?
A college instructor asked me to drop her class when she found out I had... Your educational rights »
Accommodations Denied: The College Edition
The disability officer at my daughter's college does not believe that attention deficit is a... Take that officer to school »
Penalized Despite ADHD Accommodations
Q: "Teachers at my son's school sometimes refuse to accept late homework, and when they... Two 504 fixes »
Dear ADDitude: Is There a Sample Letter to Request Accommodations?
"I need to request an evaluation from my boys' school. Is there a template letter... more »
Dear ADDitude: What Makes an Academic Goal Appropriate?
"What makes an academic goal 'appropriate?' My son's school wants him to increase one reading... more »
Dear ADDitude: My Son's Teacher Wants Him to "Just Focus"
"One-fourth of my child's grade is based on his ability to 'focus for the entire... more »
Dear ADDitude: Can the School Expel My Child for ADHD Behaviors?
"After expelling my child for poor behavior, his principal told me, 'This behavior was not... more »