Other Helpful Websites

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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.

https://www.change.org/organizations/adhd_aware

ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)

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

http://adhdcoaches.org

ADHD University

This website developed by Shire features patient videos, a teleconference/webcast series, and other resources that provide health care professionals with information on the neurobiology, symptomatology, and treatment of ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults. These resources help physicians partner with their patients to develop individualized treatment plans.

http://www.adhduniversity.com

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 students with ADHD.

http://aap.org

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.

http://add.org

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.

http://cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd

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.

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://www.cec.sped.org

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA is a law that requires schools to provide additional support to qualified students 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 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.

http://nami.org

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.

http://nasponline.org

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students 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 the student.

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

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.

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