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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- Is a child with Bi-Polar and ADD/ADHD considered to
have a learning disability? He passed an evaluation of scholastic
abilities but is having behavior and focusing difficulties that
interfere with his ability to function in mainstream education. The
school is denying him services because he has the mental capacity to
pass the classes. He has been suspended a total of 93 days this year
alone. How can I get help for my son? (courtesy Tammy Reeves,
- ADHD is definitely considered a learning disability and should
qualify your son for services. However, if he has a diagnosis of
bipolar disorder, he is also entitled to services under a 504 plan,
Otherwise Health Impaired.
I urge you to contact your local chapter of the Learning
Disabilities Association to see if there is an advocate who can
accompany you to a PPT at the school to make sure that your son gets
the proper accommodations which guarantee him appropriate learning
You should also look on the web at Wrightslaw.com where education law specialists Peter and Pam Wright address similar
problems. Your son's civil rights are being violated. I am not a
lawyer, but as an educator I know enough to tell you that your son
is getting the short end of the stick and your school has to be held
Do not let the school mislead you any longer. Your son is being
denied his right to an appropriate education.
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
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