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4 | Ensuring Academic Success
for Your Child with ADHD

How to advocate for your child's rights and create success at school.

ADHD can often be most troublesome in the classroom, more than any other environment. After all, the U.S. public education system is founded on an expectation of sameness, not embracing differences and individuality.


Our classrooms have rules like: stay in your seat, sit still, and remain quiet. These rules are expected to be followed for six or more hours a day, with few breaks — a monumentally tall order for kids with ADHD.


 

What happens to kids who have ADHD — kids whose neurology prevents them from doing well in the traditional school environment?

Our kids' educational rights are protected under two federal laws — IDEA and Section 504. These laws stipulate that students with learning challenges (like ADHD) have access to the same opportunity for academic success as any other student.


"Academic success" for kids with ADHD isn't nearly that simple. Parents have to work at it and fight for it.


In this course, you'll learn:

  • the rights of a child with ADHD at school, explained in a way you can understand them
  • the processes to take advantage of these rights, i.e., how to navigate the special education system
  • how to advocate for accommodations and services for your child at school
  • how to effectively work with teachers, even the difficult ones
  • how to get your mind right to change what you can, and accept what you cannot, to have attainable goals and expectations for your child at school


Plus you'll get free sample letters to use in your advocacy.



Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Get Ready
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  In the Classroom
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  Adjusting Academic Expectations
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  Final Thoughts
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Your Instructor


Penny Williams
Penny Williams

Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She's the award-winning author of three books on parenting ADHD — Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, and The Insider’s Guide to ADHD and a frequent contributor on parenting and ADHD for ADDitude Magazine, Healthline, and other parenting and special needs publications.


She has been contacted for interviews on the subject of parenting a child with ADHD many times, being quoted in publications like The Chicago Tribune, Parenting.com, Livescience, NBC’s Today.com Parenting section, and The High Desert Pulse. She's also the coordinator of the annual Happy Mama Retreat.


Penny's mission is to help parents of special needs kids turn struggles into triumphs, and start enjoying life again.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Does the course material work for private schools?
No, I'm afraid a good portion of this course would be no use to you if your child is in a private school. Private schools in the U.S. are not subject to the federal education laws because they don't received federal funding.
Can I take this course if I'm Not in the United Sates?
You can, but you shouldn't. The special education laws and protections outlined in this course only apply to the U.S. The system works very differently in other countries.
Will my child make "good grades" or "better grades" after I use this course?
Maybe. But that's not what this course is about. In fact, there's a training lesson on how grades aren't everything and how to set appropriate expectations for the whole of your child, disabilities and all. Could the accommodations and services I teach you to secure lead to better grades? Quite possibly. However, sometimes the accommodations are about other aspects of school and education.
What if I'm unhappy with this course?
Oh, no! I will first apologize that the course didn't meet your expectations. Then, if it's within the first 30 days after purchase, reach out to me and I'll give you a full refund.

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