The purpose of special education is to minimize the impact of the disability and maximize the opportunity for the student to participate in school. The district's Special Education Department provides guidance and support to schools and families to ensure students are provided the specialized instruction and related services they require to succeed academically, as outlined in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Parents who believe their child is in need of special education and/or wish to learn more about their rights under IDEA may contact the district's Special Education Department.
Secondhand smoke can cause learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, and behavior disorders in children.
One study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that being exposed to secondhand smoke made it 50% more likely that children would develop neurobehavioral disorders like ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
“We estimate that 274,000 cases of the most common neurobehavioral disorders could have been prevented with smoke-free homes,” Learn more here.