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How can I be an advocate for my child with ADHD?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) needs you to be a strong advocate at school. Keep an up-to-date record of all information about your child. Important documents to include are all evaluations of your child and any documents about earlier treatment and placements. Keep a list of all the therapists and others who have worked with your child in the past. Also keep notes and records of meetings with school personnel about your child.

Share your information with the people who are now working with your child. To be sure your child is getting the help he or she needs, learn all you can about your child's educational rights under the law.

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