How Well Do You Know Special-Ed Law?

Schools don’t always follow the law when providing accommodations for children protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Do you know which special-education services children with ADHD and LD are entitled to? Test your knowledge here.

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Schools cannot require students with ADHD to take stimulant medication in order to qualify for special education or other services.

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True. Taking medication is a decision to be made by the family and its doctor, not the school. If the student qualifies for special education or a 504 Plan, the school is required to develop appropriate supports, whether or not that student takes meds.