Q: Is ADHD a disability?

A: An experience of disability must be viewed in terms of a person’s abilities; the task/activity they are engaging in; and, the context. In some situations, AD/HD can be an advantage. In terms of a school student being eligible for reasonable accommodations, being diagnosed as experiencing a disability can assist. This can apply to an adult in the workplace. AD/HD is recognised ass a disability. If it is unable to be managed, AD/HD can be a disability. AD/HD is classified as a disability under the 1992 Disability Discrimination Act.

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