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Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

A nonprofit organization that provides information, resources, and tools for online sharing and networking for adults with ADHD and parents and caregivers of children with ADHD.

http://add.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

The AACAP online resource center for ADHD contains consumer-friendly definitions, answers to FAQs, resources, expert videos, and publications about ADHD.

http://www.aacap.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

An organization of 60,000 pediatricians. The AAP provides access to published guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ADHD, as well as information on how to manage ADHD-related behavior and structure the home environment for children with ADHD.

http://aap.org

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

A nonprofit organization that serves individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 200 local chapters throughout the United States that offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals.

http://chadd.org

Council for Exceptional Children

An international organization focused on special education. The website has many resources on education topics related to students with ADHD.

http://cec.sped.org

Edge Foundation

The Edge Foundation is a Seattle-based international nonprofit organization that provides access to qualified, professional coaches for young people and adults with ADHD.

http://www.edgefoundation.org

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA is a law that requires schools to provide learning accommodations and services to qualified children with disabilities. The associated website includes information and resources related to IDEA, extended FAQs about student evaluations and IEPs, and content explaining how IDEA compares with other laws.

http://idea.ed.gov

Learning Disabilities Association of America

A national organization serving individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. It is the largest nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities.

http://ldanatl.org

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

A national organization that provides school-related information for families of children with ADHD. In addition to discussing the role of a school psychologist, this association's website also includes various tips on school-related issues, such as preparing for a new school year, helpful homework hints, and a guide on preparing for IEP meetings.

http://nasponline.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities. Its website contains various tools and resources for parents and caregivers, including information on ADHD in the school setting and free guides on IDEA and advocating for your child.

http://ncld.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

A division of the National Institutes of Health that uses research to promote the understanding and management of mental illnesses. The NIMH maintains a Web page with information about ADHD in children and adults.

http://nimh.nih.gov

National Resource Center on ADHD

A national clearinghouse for information about ADHD in adults and children funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

http://help4adhd.org

Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Health and Human Services

A governmental agency that enforces civil rights, including those related to educational provisions for children with disabilities.

http://hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/index.html