IEPs and 504 Plans, Explained

Securing academic accommodations for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) can be confusing—and intimidating. Follow these steps to take the hassle out of establishing an IEP or 504 Plan.

Collect Your Child's Records

You will discuss the assessment results with the evaluation team and decide together whether your child needs special-education services to address how ADHD impacts her ability to learn. TIP: Bring copies of your child’s report cards, standardized test results, and medical records, as well as a log of your communications with the school and other professionals to the meeting. (See our checklist of academic records that every parent should keep!)
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