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An ‘adjustment’ is something an education provider does to ensure a student with a disability has the same opportunities as other students to participate in the education program.

Students with ADHD can benefit from adjustments to ensure their needs are met and to help support them in learning and studying. The rights of students are protected by the Disability Standards for Education (2005) which are part of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992).

These Standards aim to give students with a disability the same educational opportunities and choices as all other students. The Standards specify that education providers must consult, make reasonable adjustments and eliminate harassment and victimisation.

This factsheet includes examples of common adjustments for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD in education settings. In some cases, further specialised consultation may be required. Please note that additional adjustments may be needed for co-occurring conditions (for example, anxiety, specific learning disorders, autism, or intellectual disability).

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