Adults With Learning Disabilities
In the 1990s, more attention has been focused on adults with learning disabilities (LD) as a result of increased advocacy and research, several major federal laws, and heightened awareness of the changing demands of the workplace. Until now, most programs, research, and funding had been directed... Discussion of Section 504, the ADA, and the IDEA
In this article, you will learn about Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as contrasted with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The key portion of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act at 29 U. S. C. § 794 states: Section 794.... Psychologist: ADHD and Adopted Children
I have heard that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common among adopted children than the general population. Is this true? And, if so, why? Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorder of childhood. Children with... A Bibliography for Schools on Mental Health/Mental Illness
Every year NICHCY receives thousands of requests for information and referral on mental health and mental illness. We have compiled this bibliography to help you identify the many materials available on these topics. This list is by no means exhaustive. You may identify additional resources by: *...
Disability Law: ADA
February 10, 2008, 7:37 pm
To finish the series on disability law, we need to look at the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Known to the general public as the act that caused all the handicapped parking spaces, ramps and wheelchair access restrooms, this act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in... Understanding Disability Law
February 5, 2008, 8:32 am
If you’re the parent of a child with a disability, it would greatly benefit you to have a basic understanding of the federal laws dealing with disability and what they cover. Like any other legislation, disability laws are not always clear-cut or completely understandable. But by having a basic... Adopting with a Disability
September 25, 2009, 6:48 am
I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Discovered during the American Civil War, the pain receptors in my knee are always firing at high volume - at 11, for you Spinal Tap fans. In 2005, when my husband and I signed with our agency, I wasn't allowed to walk very far, not that could if I wanted...