Students with Learning Disability.

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  1. Pandora Box

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    Osteopathic Medical schools in the Midwest have long been ignoring Federal Civil rights laws relating to disability discrimination. Medical students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities are routinely not accommodated as required by Federal Civil Rights Laws [the Americans with Disabilities Act]. Medical students with other disabilities are also being shortchanged. Federal regulations [CFR Section 104.4 & 104.7 etc] governing the treatment of learning disabled and other disabled students can be found on the web at
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_00/34cfr104_00.html.

    If you suffer from ADHD or learning disabilities or other disabilities and are not being accommodated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act you are urged to contact the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367, Phone # 816-880-4200.
    The form for filing a complaint at the Education Department is located on the web at http://bcol01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/complaintform.cfm/. Instructions on how to file your complaint with the Education Department are located on the web at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/howtofile.html.


    You should also contact the State Civil Rights Commission, which in Iowa is the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 211 East Maple Street, 2nd Floor, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309-1858, Phone # 515-281-4121. The form for filing a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission is located on the web at http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/.
     
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    :eek: I am told that more than 5% of medical students suffer from some kind of learning disorder. Very commonly we have people who are gifted and who have a high IQ etc but who also are learning disabled. These are the gifted-disabled.
     
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    Great information - Thanks!

    Nanon
     
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    :rolleyes: The U.S. Education Department will take well over a year to investigate your disability discrimmination complaint - so it is important for you to file early. :eek:
     
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    :) :) :) Two medical students with Learning Disability [Dyslexia] will be meeting with Senator Harkin on Monday October 8 at 1.15 pm in the Des Moines Airport coffee shop. They will be discussing a problem which has arisen because an Iowa Osteopathic medical school [which shall remain nameless] refuses to follow Federal Disability laws [eg ADA] as regards providing accommodation for students with learning disabilities [dyslexia]. Many of these students are gifted and talented people but if they are not accommodated at school they will have great problems and many will not succeed in their chosen careers. :) :) :)
     
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    I'm curious. How do you accommodate for dyslexia?

    Are their future employers and patients expected to accommodate for this as well? How is this done?
     

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