There are numerous ADHD resources available. Continue reading to learn about everything from face-to-face support groups and conferences to websites and publications. You can also learn more about the benefits to which you or your kid are entitled by using the tools available.
Organizations that provide national support
CHADD stands for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.
The largest national support organization for ADHD is CHADD (chadd.org). It offers teachers and healthcare professionals, as well as children and adults with ADHD and their families, education, advocacy, and support. CHADD provides local and national activities and services. CHADD hosts an annual conference where speakers discuss ADHD and the most recent research discoveries. A resource list on the CHADD website will help you identify ADHD professionals in your area. Physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, speech language pathologists, psychologists, coaches, and education specialists are among the professionals named.
The ADDA stands for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.
ADDA (add.org) promotes ADHD awareness and provides information and training tools for adults with ADHD. In addition, the organization leads advocacy campaigns (for example, advocating for ADHD treatment in correctional facilities). They have virtual support groups as well. Even if you reside in a remote region, you can connect with other people who have ADHD. Coaches, bookkeepers, professional organizers, doctors, and psychiatrists are among the professionals listed in the ADDA resource directory who specialize in ADHD.
This month is ADHD Awareness Month.
The month of October is designated as ADHD Awareness Month. It draws attention to a problem that many people still misunderstand. Every year has a different theme. 'The Many Faces of ADHD,' for example, emphasized how ADHD affects people of diverse ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, the month honors the positive qualities of ADHD. Many health organizations and government institutions participate. More information is available at adhdawarenessmonth.org.
There are a plethora of ADHD-related literature available. Some persons with ADHD find it difficult to read a book from beginning to end. These works, on the other hand, can be used as a reference. Most are accessible in audio format, so you can listen to them instead of reading them if that is your preference.
For Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
1.Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents is a comprehensive guide for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. is the author of this article. This book explains what ADHD is, what its symptoms are, and how it is diagnosed in depth. It offers suggestions for dealing with your child's school and parenting techniques.
2.Expert Answers and Clear Advice for You and Your Child: 1000 Best ADHD Tips. Susan Ashley (Ph.D.) This short and easy-to-read book provides parents with practical solutions to some of the most frequent issues that come with having a kid with ADHD.
3.What Everyone Should Know About ADHD Katherine Ellison and Stephen P. Hinshaw. The authors of this question-and-answer book address the most frequently asked questions concerning ADHD in children and adults.
Children with ADD/ADHD
Check out the following list of books developed exclusively for children with ADHD to learn more about the disorder and its symptoms: Books for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Adults with ADD/ADHD
1.With or Without Medication, Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Improving Focus, Attention, and Motivation. Stephanie Sarkis (Ph.D.) People are frequently interested in learning if ADHD may be treated organically. The author provides a complete summary of the various possibilities in this book, all of which are supported by the most recent research.
2.How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done is a book about how women with ADHD can conquer chaos, find focus, and get more done. Terry Matlen, MSW is a social worker with a master's degree in social work. This book discusses the issues that women face when it comes to ADHD, including how hormones affect symptoms and the stages of life.
3. Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder and Their Money: A Guide to Personal Finance. Karl Klein, JD, and Stephanie Sarkis, PhD Organizing personal finances can be difficult when you have ADHD symptoms. This book provides practical advice and answers for paying bills on time and making financial plans for the future.
4.Fast Minds: How to Succeed With ADHD (Or Think You Might) Craig Surman, MD, Tim Bilkey, MD, and Karen Weintraub contributed to this article. A helpful guide to assist you and your loved ones understand ADHD symptoms and develop techniques to stop feeling overwhelmed all of the time.5.
5.The Effects of ADHD on Marriage: How to Recognize and Repair Your Relationship in Six Easy Steps, Melissa Orlov contributed to this article. Untreated ADHD symptoms including forgetfulness and impulsivity can lead to marital strife. This book examines these patterns and provides six strategies for re-establishing a connection.
6.Adult ADHD and the Mindfulness Prescription. Dr. Lidia Zylowska. Adults with ADHD can benefit from mindfulness to increase their focus and attention. Dr. Zylowska outlines the benefits of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your daily life in this book.
If your ADHD symptoms are giving you difficulty at work, you may be qualified for job accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 are two statutes in the United States that protect employees with disabilities in the workplace. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) can assist you in understanding how these apply to you and your workplace. This group provides fantastic, free services and is incredibly accessible.
Accommodations for ADHD Students
Students with disabilities are entitled to equal educational opportunities under federal law. Under Section 504.2, ADHD pupils are eligible for an individual accommodation plan. Many parents, however, have had difficulty obtaining these accommodations for their children. The Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education produced a study for school districts in July 2016 that provided recommendations on how to establish and implement Section 504 plans for kids with ADHD. Read the office's Know Your Rights: Students With ADHD page to learn more about how to get a 504 plan for your child (PDF). 3
Summer Camps for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
There are camps specifically created and administered for children with ADHD. They are designed to address the special issues that children with ADHD encounter, such as developing self-esteem and creating and maintaining friendships. At the same time, they make sure the kids have a good time during the summer.
Magazines Dedicated to ADHD
ADDitude: ADHD and LD Strategies and Support
This quarterly lifestyle magazine devoted to living with ADHD is accessible in print and digital formats. It covers a wide range of ADHD and learning difficulties issues. Parenting children with ADHD, relationship counseling for adults with ADHD, medication, and alternative therapies are among the topics covered.
This publication is intended to keep parents and people with ADHD informed about current ADHD issues. It is published six times a year by CHADD and is available in both print and digital formats to the organization's members.
Documentary on ADHD
"ADD and Loving It" follows comedian Patrick McKenna as he grows up and is diagnosed with ADHD. It debunks many fallacies regarding ADHD and is both educational and entertaining. Many viewers recognized themselves in the description of ADHD symptoms when it aired on PBS, and as a result, were diagnosed.
When you have ADHD, podcasts are a fantastic resource. You may listen to the newest ADHD research and learn about it (even while performing another task, like housework). Here are four great ADHD podcasts to listen to:
1.ADHD Experts Podcast by ADDitude
Leading professionals in the field of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share their knowledge.
2.Dr. Ned Hallowell's Distraction. Dr. Edward Hallowell, ADHD expert, author, and psychiatrist, hosts the Distraction podcast.
3.Eric Tivers' ADHD ReWired. Eric Tivers, a coach and therapist, is the host.
4.Podcast for Adults with ADD. Bahman Sarram and ADHD coach Michael Joseph Ferguson co-host the show.
ADHD-Related Websites and Blogs
There are a plethora of ADHD blogs to select from, and they can be an excellent source of knowledge. Blogs frequently include personal tales of the blogger's ADHD struggles. An ADD Woman and Impact ADHD are two prominent ADHD blogs. While blogs may or may not be authored by credentialed specialists (the latter is more common), they can frequently provide real-life viewpoints that you may find useful.
You can learn more about ADHD on reputable websites, and you can start right here with Verywell. We offer a large collection of articles on common themes including symptoms, how ADHD is diagnosed in children and adults, and how it is treated, among other things. We also cover a variety of lesser-known areas of life with ADHD, such as meal-planning advice.