discrimination by private school?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
discrimination by private school?
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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 9:28am

Hi, I mostly lurk here but have posted before about my DS Matthew, who is 10 and has ADHD and a mood disorder.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2007
Mon, 12-07-2009 - 12:21pm
If the school gets any federal finding they cannot discriminate, however if they don't, then they do not have to provide services. Since ADHD is not considered a handicap, and is a Learning/Mental disorder, then they can say they are not equipped, and there may be nothing you can do.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.