Finally ADHD is recognized as a disability

by Angelica Basile - 2016.07.28

ADHD is a type of disability. For the first time, it has been recognized as such by the U.S. government, through a guidebook published by the Civil Rights Office of the Department of Education, sent to all schools. Aimed at establishing the same rights for children with learning disabilities and hyperactivity as classmates with other disabilities. This was the response to the nearly 20, 000 complaint letters received by the Department of Education from parents who were tired of not receiving adequate provisions for their children. In fact, bullying, discrimination, and simple lack of appropriate attention from school teachers were documented by parents of children with ADHD. A host of concerns that, finally, are being taken seriously as seen by this first, official response.

Published in Mental disability.
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