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Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Releases ADHD Guidance
Jul 26, 2016

Office for Civil Rights Releases ADHD Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). The guidance—in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter and accompanying Resource Guide—provides a broad overview of Section 504 and school districts’ obligations to students with ADHD, including appropriately evaluating and providing services to such students, and ensuring due process. In addition, the Department also released a Know Your Rights document that provides a brief overview of the guidance.

Read the Press Release:
http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-guidance-civil-rights-students-adhd


"Dear Colleague" letter and Resource Guide:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201607-504-adhd.pdf


Know Your Rights:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-know-rights-201607-504.pdf


   
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