Great Sites to research and learn about ADHD:
CHADD - A national resource for ADHD, nonprofit organization providing education, advocacy, and support through their website, their magazine "Attention", their national conferences and their local neighborhood chapters. A great resource.
ADDA Attention Deficit Disorder Association - provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with ADD lead better lives. ADDA has 30+ different types of online support groups, webinars, workshop series and such. Free for the first 2 months via this link: add.org/gift $5/month thereafter. Open to any adult with ADHD or who lives/loves/works with folk with ADHD, anywhere in the world.
Additude Magazine - Online magazine with a wealth of strategies and support for adults, teens and children with ADHD. Search the archives and you'll find anything you need. The articles are relatively short and easy to digest.
ADHDlectures.com - Internationally recognized authority on ADHD, Dr. Russell Barkley scans all relevant scientific journals monthly for the latest scientific studies. He then incorporates the relevant findings into his own lectures which you will find on this website.
ADHDmarriage.com - A website devoted to the interaction of ADHD and relationships. Melissa Orlov and Dr. Ned Hallowell combine forces in helping couples identify the impact that ADHD has on their lives, and then offer strategies to get your relationship back on track. This site offers a blog, several articles, ongoing classes, and a link to useful resources.
ADDforums.com - An interactive forum where you can discover what challenges and solutions others have found.
ADDwarehouse - Books / Videos/ Home Study courses and assessment tests
Totally ADD - Very informative, very engaging website for adults with ADHD. Rick Green is a Canadian Comic with ADHD. His site offers a human, accessible perspective with great videos, forums and the opportunity to watch and purchase educational, award-winning content.
ADHD from a medical perspective:
Mayo Clinic - ADHD in children , a highly regarded source for all things medical.
National Institute of Mental Health - is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Healthy Children - HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
WebMD - Offers ADHD overview and facts, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and care, and a host of related issues.
Information for parents on Disabilities, Advocacy and Educational Rights:
ldaamerica.org - Learning disabilities association of America - A wealth of information on understanding learning disabilities, negotiating the special education process, and helping your child and yourself.
Parentcenterhub.org - Center for parent information and resources - Families with a child who has a disability often need information about the disability of their child, early intervention (for babies and toddlers), school services (for school-aged children), therapy, local policies, transportation, and much more. Every State has at least one Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) to offer families just this kind of information.
Studentguide.org - A parent's guide to learning disabilities - Let this be your virtual helping hand, guiding you towards the facts about common learning disabilities and towards resources and non-profit organizations ready and willing to support both you and your child.
Council-for-learning-disabilities.org - The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across the life span.
NCLD.org - National Center for Learning Disorders. The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.
EIDA.ORG - International Dyslexia Association. To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.
Ahead.org - Association on higher education and Disability. AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
Wrightslaw.com - Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Interdys.org - The International Dyslexia Association encourages and supports research on dyslexia.
Taalliance.org - Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) - in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with them. This assistance helps parents to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting their children’s educational needs. The Parent Centers work to improve outcomes for children ages birth-26 years with all disabilities (emotional, learning, cognitive, and physical).
NAPO.net: National Association of Professional Organizers. If attempts to get organized on your own have not led to the desired results, it's time to consider working with a Professional Organizer or Productivity Consultant.
DIY ADD/ADHD Assessment:
Meditation and Mindfulness:
Mindful.org - A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to inspiring, guiding and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness.
Soundstrue.com - The mission of Sounds True is to find teachers and artists who serve as a gateway to spiritual
awakening and to produce, publish, and distribute their work with beauty, intelligence, and integrity.
Verywell.com - Mindfulness and Meditation techniques
Calm.com - Mindfulness and Meditation techniques