Attention Deficit Disorder
Who to Contact
CH.A.D.D. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
Fax: (301) 306-7090
CH.A.D.D. is a national organization working toward helping children and adults with
ADD achieve success.
CH.A.D.D. Publishes a regular newsletter, and an expanded magazine-style publication
covering the latest developments in ADD research, diagnosis, and treatment. There is
also a Fact Sheet series and regular updates on breaking news.
On the state level CH.A.D.D. is developing ADD councils to help local and state
school systems implement the U.S. Department of Education Federal Policy on ADD
which tells schools how to serve students with attention deficit disorders
through IDEA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
PO Box 7557
Wilmington, DE 19803-9997
Phone/Fax: (800) 939-1019
- The mission of ADDA is to provide information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them. In doing so, ADDA generates hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD. Bringing together scientific perspectives and the human experience, the information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by AD/HD and professionals in the field focuses on diagnoses, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better lives.
ADDA currently provides the following activities and resources to its members:
- An annual national conference
- FOCUS, the quarterly publication of the organization
- A web site
- Written tools, such as ADDA's "Guiding Principles for Coaching Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"
- Products such as audio and video tapes on a wide range of adult AD/HD topics
- AD/HD Teleclasses
- Networking opportunities for adults with AD/HD as well as for the professionals who work with them.
- Advocacy in the field of adult AD/HD
ADDA Board members also regularly provide expert information on adult AD/HD for a variety of media sources including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vogue, WebMD, the BBC, and Oprah. In addition, ADDA has also developed the Adult AD/HD Fact Sheets for the National Resource Center on AD/HD funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Where to Go to Network with Others
- ADD - ADHD Parents
Support Group List that addresses Attention Deficit or Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in Children, Teens & Adults, along with other Disorders (OCD, ODD, CAPD, DOWNS). We discuss Meds, Diet and Natural Controls with the choice being left to the parent. Through sharing of experiences we can learn from each other to help our children to become productive Adults.
- Children with ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in children is frustrating and exhausting to the child and the family. Schools find these kids generally a burden, and often lack the understanding, skills and training to effectively deal with and help kids with ADHD succeed. We need to support one another through discussion of what works, what doesn't, medications, and all those issues that surface when loving a child who has the disease of ADHD. . . and it is a disease. Join in and support one another, everyone wins, but mostly, our children win because we have each other to lean on in those often trying times.
- ADHD Alert
A weekly alerting service that delivers research information about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) to your desktop.
- ADHD Bulletin Board
ADHD Bulletin Board. Discussion board for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is the current term for the lifelong neurological challenge which previously has been known as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Hyperactivity, Hyperkinesis, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, and Minimal Brain Damage.
- Adults with ADD/ADHD (AADD)
This is a list for mature people with ADD/ADHD. We discuss how ADD/ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] affects our lives.
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