This section provides resources for youth and adults diagnosed with ADD or ADHD such as treatment and assessment tools, literature, and support groups. This section also provides resources for educators working with students with ADD or ADHD, including classroom management tools and best practices for inclusion.
50 Tips on Classroom Management of ADD
Suggestions for managing a classroom with ADD students.
Books, treatment and assessment tools for understanding and treatment of all developmental disorders, including ADHD and related problems.
ADDvance – Answers to Your Questions about ADD (ADHD)
The founders of this site are both internationally recognized authorities on AD/HD and authors of many books for children, teens, and adults. Initially ADDvance.com focused only on the long-overlooked needs of women and girls with AD/HD. Now this new and expanded site has been developed to address the varied needs of all people with AD/HD across the lifespan.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Its mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. It is an international non-profit organization, founded twenty years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. In the 20 years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community. Its goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.
Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – A Resource for School and Home
This report was produced under U.S. Department of Education with the American Institutes for Research. It discusses how to identify and treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as what causes ADHD. It explains the three components (behavioral, educational, and medical evaluations) of the individual evaluation that is conducted if a child is being considered for special education and related services. And, lastly, this report highlights some evidence-based hints for addressing the specific learning needs of children with ADHD.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are disorders faced by many families today. KidSource has brought together their best articles here in this section.
National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
National Resource Center on ADHD
The National Resource Center (NRC) is a national resource center that provides accurate and valid information to the public and professionals. The NRC aims to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with ADHD and their families by 1) expanding their knowledge and understanding of issues related to ADHD, such as access to and quality of health care, treatment and interventions, education, parenting, life management skills, relationships, workplace challenges, co-occurring conditions, gender issues, and the legal system; and 2) raising public awareness about AD/HD through outreach and the dissemination of information.
The National Youth Network
The mission of National Youth Network is to educate parents of troubled teens on child behavior including attention deficit disorder, ADD, ADHD, drug abuse, teen depression, behavior modification or intervention programs such as wilderness programs, boarding schools, residential treatment and other adolescent programs.