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ADHD Aware

Run by and for people with ADHD, this nonprofit group maintains a website with extensive information on the disorder as well as ways to get more involved in the ADHD community.

ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)

The website of this organization explains what an ADHD coach is and features a searchable database of ACO coaches.

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.

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 students with ADHD.

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 students with ADHD.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC Web page on ADHD contains extensive information about the disorder as well as helpful tools and resources.

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, caregivers, teachers, and professionals.

Council for Exceptional Children

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

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The ADHD section of the NAMI website features personal stories of people with ADHD as well as insights from health care professionals who treat the disorder.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

A national organization that provides school-related information for families of students 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.

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.

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).

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 students with disabilities.