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Attention Magazine October 2000

The ADA/Section 504 and the Constitution

Peter S. Latham

This article describes the constitutional issues surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This review is in relation to a 2000 Supreme Court case concerning whether victims of disability-based discrimination could bring lawsuits against state and local governments. The constitutionality of Section 504, which traditionally had allowed suits by private citizens against federally funded agencies, is also discussed.

ADHD and Bullies: What You Need to Know

Barry E. McNamara

This article describes bullying in schools and how it affects children with ADHD. Both the victims and aggressors are described. Guidelines for both teachers and victims are given for how to deal with bullies.

ADDvice from a Certified NON-Expert

Robert M. Tudisco Esq

The author of this article describes methods for staying on task and focusing for individuals with ADHD.

ADHD: Common Academic Difficulties & Strategies that Help

Sandra Rief MA

This article outlines common academic problems experienced by children with ADHD in the areas of reading, math, and organizational skills. Strategies are given for parents and teachers to help children in these areas.

Helping Your ADHD Students Succeed

Natalie Leyton

This article describes a program that provides support for school teachers and staff with helping ADHD students learn interventions to be more successful at school. Guidelines are outlined for teachers to manage behavioral problems of ADHD students and encourage them academically.

Effective IEP Development for Students with ADHD

Debi Gartland

This article describes the necessary components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA ’97). Issues regarding effective IEP development are also reviewed. Additionally, important IEP requirements and considerations for IEP teams are described.

Understanding Girls with ADHD: The Middle School Years

Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD

This article describes issues, both social and academic, that girls with ADHD are likely to face in middle school. Strategies for parents to support their middle-school daughters are described.