ADHD resources for parents
Given how much our understanding of ADHD has progressed since the last time you were in the trenches, I thought it might be helpful to share a list of my favorite resources. These are the knowledge sources I trust the most and always recommend to my Order Out Of Chaos community. Check out the list below to see which ones best suit your needs and learn more about the information they offer. (Please note: I will not propose or recommend a specific expert out of respect for my colleagues.)
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) was created in response to the frustration and loneliness that parents and children with ADHD sometimes feel. CHADD links families and provides education, advocacy, and ADHD support through chapters across the country. The organization also hosts an annual conference with the world's leading specialists on ADHD. Individual and family memberships are available for $53 per year and provide access to your local chapter. This is the most effective way to identify local resources and individuals with whom to share and connect.
Out of Chaos, Order
This is a bit of self-promotion, to be sure. When my son was newly diagnosed 16 years ago, I established my firm. Our objective is to provide parents and children with hands-on instruction, assistance, and coaching through personalized products and programs, workshops, and webinars. Our mission is to assist all children, both neurotypical and those with learning disabilities, in developing the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Our parenting hub has a wealth of free advice and tools to assist you and your child.
LD OnLine is a website dedicated to learning disabilities.
Learning Impairments OnLine (LD OnLine) is a website that gives reliable and up-to-date information and guidance on learning disabilities and ADHD. Hundreds of useful articles, monthly essays by notable experts, a complete resource guide, and very active forums are all available on the site.
ADDitude was the mother ship that was beckoning me home! I frequently turned to the magazine for help and encouragement when my son was first diagnosed. It's still my go-to for answers to some of my toughest questions as a parent and as a professional fifteen years later, even as one of their "experts." Sign up for ADDitude's ADHD Expert webinars as a tip within a tip. They're top-notch, jam-packed with essential information, and always presented in an approachable and understandable manner.