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ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Additional Resources for ADHD

Margaret Austin, Ph.D and Natalie Staats Reiss, Ph.D.

United States Organizations

computer monitorChildren and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national advocacy organization for individuals affected by ADHD. CHADD organizes local chapters for information and support.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a national advocacy organization for those affected by mental illness in our country. NAMI provides general information and support opportunities for many mental illnesses. This link provides a fact sheet for ADHD.

National Institute of Mental Health held a consensus conference on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in November, 1998. Searching this site, you will find the consensus statement that came from the meeting.

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, co-sponsored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on ADHD. This site will provide information on educational policy and research related to ADHD.

International Organization

ADHD Institute provides educational resources intended for healthcare professionals outside the US with an interest in ADHD. It aims to share scientific advances in ADHD research and provide expert opinions and medical education to support the healthcare professional community.
Australian Organizations

ADDults with ADHD is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation established in 1995 to address the needs of adults with ADHD and related conditions, and their families in Australia. 

Learning Difficulties Coalition NSW Inc is a coalition of individuals and parent support groups which provides support and information about children (5-18yrs) with learning difficulties and related conditions.

Learning And Attentional Disorders Society (LADS) is is a support, information and advocacy agency, founded in 1993 for people with ADHD/LD and associated conditions. LADS supports children, teenagers and adults with ADHD/LD their parents, partners, as well as those who treat teach and work with them.

Canadian Organizations

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance is a Canadian non-industry, not-for-profit, independent association. They are an alliance of healthcare professionals supporting patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families.

Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada is a national, non profit, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. CADDAC is committed to increasing the understanding of ADHD, therefore decreasing the stigma of ADHD by providing up-to-date scientific information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

United Kingdom Organizations - this site's objective is to promote awareness to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and to provide information and as much free practical help as they can to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families in the UK and around the World via this website.

AADD-UK is a small charity founded by members in Bristol, London and Newcastle, and is currently running several affiliated support groups as well as a website and online community. The main aims of AADD-UK are raising awareness of ADHD in adulthood, advancing the education of professionals and the public at a national and local level in the UK to ensure that all adults with ADHD regardless of age, health, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and religion have fair and equitable access to health, social, employment, and other services as needed, and to promote and support research in the field of adult ADHD.

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