We Need to Accommodate Disabled Students, Not Expel Them

You may be aware that students with disabilities, like ADHD and other behavioral or emotional diagnoses, find it challenging to meet basic classroom behavioral expectations.

Unfortunately, there is little research on ADHD and ethnicity, but according to Heather Jones, assistant professor of clinical psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, studies suggest that “teachers generally perceive African American students as the most hyperactive in the classroom regardless of their disability status.”

Laura Faer, Director of Education Rights at Public Council Law Center, is concerned that the Federal laws made to protect students with disabilities may not be enough, as data increasingly show that these students have been “disproportionately impacted by out of school suspension and removals.”

Let’s work together to help make school a better place for these children.

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