ADHD Organizations: United States
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a non-profit ADHD organization with over 200 local chapters throughout the United States.
They provide ADHD services, training, and information for all of those affected by ADHD: ADHD sufferers (children, teens, and adults), parents, teachers, mental health professionals, etc.
One of the largest organziations for ADHD, CHADD offers support groups, a bimonthly publication called a Attention, and their website provides many reports and latest ADHD research findings. CHADD also offers resources such as HelpGuide.org, which is a national resource center of ADHD services.
Besides teaching readers all about ADHD, HelpGuide.com offers ADHD ratings scales, behavioral checklists, parent education and training, and offers handy tips for navigating the educational, legal, and disability systems in the US with respect to ADHD.
ADDitude magazine is a online publication that offers many resources for those suffering from ADHD and their families. It offers discussion boards, blogs, free printable materials, and lists various specialized ADHD treatment providers and ADHD organizations by state.
For adults with ADHD, the ADD.org website provides many resources, information, and international networking opportunities. They also have a large list of adult ADHD treatment providers ranging from ADHD coaches, psychiatrists, counselors, and more.
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAnatul.org) has many state chapters, and offers resources for all of those affected by ADHD, including parents, teachers, children, teenagers, adults, mental health providers, etc. The also report on the latest LD and ADHD research findings and sponsor and annual conference.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD.org) is a prominent national advocate for children, teens, and adults with learning disabilities. Their website offers lots of helpful information for parents of LD children, adults who suffer from learning disorders, and professionals who treat LD.
The American Psychiatric Association
While not specifically an ADHD organization, the American Psychiatric Association (psych.org) is a great information source for mental illnesses. They feature diagnostic symptoms, statistics, and treatment information about every mental illnesses. They also feature a large provider list to help you find an ADHD specialist in your area.
The American Psychological Association
Like the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association (apa.org) is not specifically an ADHD organization. It is, however, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. They sponsor psychological research, conventions, and their website contains a list of preferred psychologists and ADHD treatment providers in your area.
The Edge Foundation
The Edge Foundation (edgefoundation.org) offers coaching for students with ADHD. They mainly offer academic coaching and productivity services targeted toward high school and college age populations.
The Feingold Foundation
The Feingold Foundation (feingold.org) features information about the ADHD diet created by Dr. Feingold.
The Attention Deficit Resource Network Of Canada
One of the largest ADHD organization in Canada, the Attention Deficit Resource Network (ADRN) is a non-profit, volunteer based, community group whose goal is to advance the knowledge and social understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD). They offer free evening workshops and information seminars, feature guest speakers, and more.
ADDers.org is a helpful information warehouse about ADHD. They also list a large list of ADHD support groups throughout the United Kingdom.
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Network
AADDUK.org is a UK-based website that offers resources specifically for adults suffering from ADD/ADHD.
HADD.ie offers an ADHD family support group, among other ADHD services. They are located at:
Carmichael Centre For Voluntary Groups
North Brunswick Street,
Learning Difficulties Coalition NSW Inc
PO Box 140 Westmead NSW
Telephone: (02) 9806 9960
Adults with ADHD (NSW)
PO Box 22
Epping NSW 1710
HyperActivity Attention Deficit Association NSW
Room 15, 29 Bertram St
Telephone: (02) 9411 2186
Canberra & Queanbeyan ADD Support Group
PO Box 717
Phone: 95 350 477 580
Learning And Attentional Disorders Society (LADS)
The Niche, Suite B,
11 Aberdare Road
NEDLANDS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 6009
Telephone: (08) 9346-7544
The Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Network
ADHD.org.nz lists all of New Zealand's available ADHD resources for families, children and adults with ADHD, plus lists helpful resources for teachers, professionals, and more.
ADHASA: ADHD Support Group of Southern Africa
Main Office: Delta Park School
Blairgowrie, Randburg, Gauteng
ADHASA website: http://www.adhdsupport.co.za/
Delta Park School website: www.deltapark.gp.school.za
Parents of ADHD children and adults with ADHD
Phone: (03) 579 7004
ESRA Support Groups For LD And ADHD
Contacts: Judith Scwhartz, (09) 772 9888
Patricia Reif, 051 274 767, (09) 898 5538
Support Group Hotline: 0523 806 892 and (09) 771 7947
Parents Of Teenagers Hotline: (09) 771 3398
Cyprus ADHD Support Group
P.O. Box 12187
2341 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357-22446592, Mobile: +357-99651995
Reach! is an ADHD self-help support group based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Their Dubai meetings are held at the Dubai Community Health Center in Jumeirah 3.
In addition, AFTA, the Saudi ADHD Society, is a charity located in Riyadh that also provides ADHD specific training, advocacy, and information.
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