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ADHD & Section 504 Guidance from US DOE Office for Civil Rights

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.  The guidance can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201607-504-adhd.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=. 

Over the last five years, OCR has received more than 16,000 complaints that allege discrimination on the basis of disability in

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17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision for Community Living for Individuals with Disabilities

Source: Administration for Community Living. June 2016
 
Seventeen years ago, on June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court decided in Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead) that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.
 
The case was brought by two Georgia women whose disabilities include intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

ADHD & Section 504 Guidance from US DOE Office for Civil Rights

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.  The guidance can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201607-504-adhd.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=. 

Over the last five years, OCR has received more than 16,000 complaints that allege discrimination on the basis of disability in

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