Legal Rights & Protections

In Australia, individuals with ADHD have legal rights and protections under various laws and regulations to ensure they receive appropriate accommodations and support in educational and workplace settings.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) protects individuals with disabilities, including ADHD, from discrimination in areas such as education, employment, and access to goods and services.

The Disability Standards for Education 2005, developed under the DDA, provide a framework for schools and educational institutions to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students with disabilities.

Additionally, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) ensures that employees with ADHD have equal opportunities in the workplace and protection against unfair treatment based on their condition.

By being aware of their legal rights and protections, individuals with ADHD can advocate for necessary accommodations and support to succeed in various aspects of their lives.