Since my child is unable to "stay on task" or "multitask" because of the ADD, the Team suggests classification, including in-class support and a study skills class to help him become more organized. I really don't want to classify him, but instead would like him put on a Section 504 plan. I'm really getting a lot of conflicting information from both the school and other specialists in the field. The Team says he's not eligible for the services they're suggesting under Section 504. I've read about Section 504 and it sounds like he is eligible for what the school is recommending. Can you help me?
You can also go to the website for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) at http://www.chadd.org or call their toll-free number 1-800-233-4050 to see if there's a branch of this advocacy group in your community. Someone at CHADD should be able to walk you through the process of getting appropriate supports for your child.