Were You Aware … of ADHD Strengths and Rights?
People with ADHD are more likely to be:
But those attributes cannot thrive in some environments. Some aspects of typical classrooms or workplace settings can be anathema, or strongly disliked, to people with ADHD, who may have issues of distractibility or poor organizational skills. However:
- The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) ensures that employees can request reasonable accommodations in their workplace to enable them to contribute their skills and talents to the fullest.
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) enables schools to establish Individual Education Plans (IEP) to accommodate the unique educational needs of children with ADHD and other disabilities.
- Section 504 is another federal law that provides guidelines for schools to accommodate the unique behavioral needs of students with ADHD and other conditions.
- Section 504 was further reinforced by 2016 guidelines from the Office of Civil Rights and a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.
So know your strengths, know your rights, and THRIVE!
Did you know people affected by ADHD are more likely to be creative and curious about the world around them? But not every environment is provides what they need to be successful. We have a listing of resources that can help you achieve your goals.