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For a student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, school is full of challenges. It is a teacher’s responsibility to identify these students and understand their rights to an education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are key disability laws that outline students with disabilities’ rights to a free appropriate public education. This article describes the characteristics of students with ADHD, and what the law requires of educators in general education.
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