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Your Free Guide to Education Laws Protecting Students with ADHD

In this free download ADDitude offers a clear, thorough explanation of the federal laws that require schools to provide special-education services to students who need them. If your child has ADHD and/or learning disabilities, this is required reading.

Two federal laws — the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 — require public schools to provide free and appropriate educational services to children who qualify for them. State laws can add additional protections for students; they cannot strip away any protections specified in these federal laws.

Here, you’ll find:

1. Descriptions of the protections offered by both laws
2. How to start the process of getting an IEP or 504 plan
3. Who should pay for an evaluation
4. What accommodations private vs. public schools are required to provide
5. How to challenge a ruling against special-education services

Increase the odds of your child’s success in school by knowing his or her rights and advocating forcefully. Get started down that path with this download, which answers common questions and suggests additional resources for parents.