Re: Eagle Scout & the "disability"requirement ref. 18 YOA
William Paul (billp@P3.NET)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 08:09:04 -0500
At 11:32 AM 11/7/96 EST, you wrote:
>> Q: Does anyone know if ADHD qualifies as a "disability" in getting the 18 YOA
>> deadline extended for a scout who wants to finish his eagle requirements ?
>> Of course we intend
>> to inquire at our Council Office, but I was wondering if anyone else has ever
>> encountered this before ? thanks
>> Jeff Bloom
> and as we read the requirements for extension, the
>one point that turned it was the certification of the disability by qualified
>medical professionals. We understand such an individual needed to certify that
>this disability restricted the scout from achieving according to the prescribed
>program, and the several (at least three) counselors we spoke to all assured us
>that ADHD was not debilitating.
How long ago was this brought to the counselors? Recently ADHD, and
ADD were included as a disabling condition under the Americans with
Diabilities Act, and the lastest medical diagnosis guide.
You may want to readdress the subject under the current guidelines.
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