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    Old 10-24-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
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    is adhd a disability

    i herd from several different people that adhd is a disability if so is it hard to get? i have a son that has adhd.

     
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    Old 10-25-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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    Re: is adhd a disability

    ADHD *is* a disability and has been specifically named as such by the US Department of Education. Therefore, if a child has it severe enough to significantly impact his ability to learn, he is entitled to accomodations in the classroom.

    Receiving SSI benefits, though, is a different matter. I don't have personal experience with SSI, but I understand it's pretty hard to come by for ADHD.

     
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