Third of ADHD kids banned

More than a third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been excluded from school for a limited period, reveals a survey published by the Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

The survey, released this week to coincide with the first national ADHD awareness week, found that one in nine pupils had been permanently excluded. It also discovered that more than two-thirds of parents questioned did not have access to a local ADHD clinic, nurse or advisory teacher.

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