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Comprehensive ADHD Resources

These are the best comprehensive ADHD resources we’ve found online:

UNDERSTOOD.org is a free comprehensive resource that was created by 15 nonprofits to empower parents of the 1 in 5 children who have learning and attention issues.  Available in English, Spanish and read-aloud mode, Understood offers personalized resources, interactive tools, daily access to experts, a supportive community of parents and more.

ADDA : The website for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, this is aimed at the adult ADHD audience

ADD on About.com : A regularly updated and comprehensive resource

CHADD : The website for the non-profit organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

ADD on WebMD : Another comprehensive resource, updated regularly

Everyday Health Spotlight on Dr. Hallowell: Find out what inspired Dr. Hallowell’s work on ADHD and mental health and who are his personal health heroes.

http://addresources.org/ : Provides over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities and adults with ADD, 100 links to ADHD related websites, a free monthly eNews letter and a national ADHD directory.

www.kidsinthehouse.com: The ultimate parenting resource. “Must see videos”

ADHD Diagnosis


What is the difference between Asperger’s Disorder (AS) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?

Evaluation Protocol for AD/HD

Distinguishing Executive Function Issues from ADD

Overview of ADHD Diagnosis and Assessment Course given by Russell Barkley, Ph.D. – This course overview is intended for medical professionals who diagnose ADD, but has some interesting details for lay people, including a chart on some of the key diagnostic tips professionals can use to distinguish ADD form other disorders.

“Is It ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?” – Article from ADDitude Magazine.

For more information about Neurofeedback/Quantitative EEG for ADHD diagnosis visit SharpBrains – The Brain Fitness Authority!

ADHD General

WKYC-TV3 interview with Dr. Hallowell on: ADHD is a Gift

Everyday Health Spotlight on Dr. Hallowell – find out what inspired Dr. Hallowell’s work on ADHD and mental health and who are his personal health heroes.

Delivered from Distraction (book) and Driven to Distraction (book), both published by Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey

Assertiveness and ADD – Too Much or Too Little?

Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Link?

Tips for When Your Whole Family Has ADD but You Don’t(newsletter article)

www.additudemag.com – A very complete site sponsored by ADDitude magazine, a national monthly magazine for the ADD community.

www.borntoexplore.org – A site that emphasizes the positive aspects of ADD.

A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of Children with ADHD – Introduction to a book entitled Taking Charge of ADHD – The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents available on the web.

Healthtalk.com – a free medical review resource with special section on ADHD. Of particular interest are their free downloadable webcasts and webcast transcripts.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace – book by Sari Solden, MS, MFCC

Brains of kids with ADHD mature later than non-ADHD peers (newsletter article and research study link)

Support Groups / Coaching

ADHD Moms Community link – To learn more about Facebook and hear directly from other moms about their personal experiences coping with and managing their children’s ADHD, visit the new“ADHD Moms” online community.

All About Organizing, Inc.  – Sherri Silverstein, ADHD Coach and founder of All About Organizing works  with children; adolescents and adults to help them realize their potential and gifts.

apecsct.org is a superb resource for all who care about children.  It is essential for parents to learn as much as they can, and this website provides a ton of useful, reliable information.  Compiled by a parent who has been in the trenches trying to get the help his son needed, apecsct.org gives most of the information a parent needs, while also providing it in a strength-based fashion.

Canadian ADHD Support Group Links

Chicago North Shore  C.H.A.D.D. ADHD Support Group  Planting The Seeds For A Better Quality of Life

ANYONE who has, knows or loves someone impacted by the symptoms of ADHD is invited to attend.  NorthShore ADHD meets the 1st Wed. of the month (except July 4th — will meet July 11th)  at The Wilmette Public Library Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.

ImpactADHD.com helps parents help their kids. For parents new to the world of ADD/ADHD, or worn-out from managing it, our website offers free resources that target what you really need; our training provides strategies that make life easier; and our coaching helps you figure out how to make those strategies work best for your family. ImpactADHD.com   helps you radically improve your family life — online, on the phone, anytime.

International ADHD Support Group Links

www.addconsults.com – Provides private, personal ADD consultations, both nationally and internationally, via e-mail. Consultation is provided by Terry Matlen, MSW ACSW, a psychotherapist, coach and consultant who specializes in attention deficit disorders in adults and young adults. This site also has a comprehensive listing of ADD professionals, products and services; updated research information, and articles written by experts in ADHD.

The Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group – We Offer Offer Support & Information To Adults In New York City And The Surrounding Communities With ADD/ADHD.

Have your child take the Kolbe Y™ Index today!A Recommendation from Dr. Hallowell: Kathy Kolbe’s ideas about a person’s instinctual way of solving problems and approaching life are truly groundbreaking. I urge everyone to take her simple self-assessment test and find what your child’s “conative” profile is. You’ll be amazed at how useful this can be. And once you discover your child’s profile, take the adult test and find out your own. And your spouse’s. And, it would be really helpful if your teacher would take the test, too. You can read more about the Kolbe methods below and in my new book, Superparenting for ADD.

KOLBE Y INDEX: Discover and nurture your child’s instinctive strengths with the Kolbe Y™ Index. Developed by noted educator and theorist Kathy Kolbe, the Kolbe Y Index provides a powerful validation of a child’s individual, innate talents. Watch self-confidence soar, conflict subside, school performance improve as your child learns the power of solving problems in unique and creative ways. Have your child take the Kolbe Y™ Index today!

Note: we will get credit for every test taken referred by our site

ADHD and Marriage

The Impact of ADHD on Marriage 

Thoughts on ADHD and Marriage

You Don’t Have to Take it Anymore – (book) by Steven Stosny, PhD. A good resource for learning resentful and angry relationships into loving ones.

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild your Relationship in Six Steps (book) by Melissa Orlov.  This book provides an incredibly valuable service to those struggling in a marriage with ADHD.

Education /Schooling

All Kinds of Minds – Founded by Dr. Mel Levine and Charles Schwab to translate the latest research on how children learn into programs, products and services that help struggling students become more successful learners.

At bluBeryl educational design, we collaborate with families, educators, and clinicians to create personalized education solutions. Our strengths-based approach helps families transform school-related challenges into opportunities for success, connection, and self-discovery. Just as each student is unique, our collaborative solutions are tailor-made, ranging from a handful of fresh strategies to a comprehensive new approach. We look forward to connecting with you!

The Hope Graham Program at Bancroft School (HGP) is a comprehensive curricular and extracurricular program dedicated to educating capable, high-potential students in Grades 1 through 8 with diagnosed language-based learning differences (sometimes referred to as dyslexia). It is the only program of its kind in Central Massachusetts.
Bancroft is accepting applications for enrollment in the Hope Graham Program for the 2013-2014 school year.

Learn more about the  Hope Graham Program Admission Process.

Eagle Hill Graduation Speech on Magnificent Minds – Given by Dr. Hallowell in 2008, this moving speech captures his philosophy of life and learning differences. Great reading for any parent or high schooler.

Excalibur After School Society aims to provide programs that give children a quality experience that enhances their academic, social, and recreational growth.  To offer value-added programs that guide and support all caregivers of these children.  These will allow children from all levels of our society an opportunity to succeed.

Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in Middle School (newsletter article)

How Do I Determine the Right School for My K-12 Learning Disabled Child? (newsletter article)

Gray Matters (illustrated card deck for using in classrooms) – Uses movement to reinforce learning in the classroom. Cards are designed to help improve academic performance in the classroom.

Performance tracking worksheet for school, developed by David Rabiner, a research scientist at Duke University. (newsletter article)

Stern Center for Language and Learning – (1-800-544-4863)

Your Child’s Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them (book) by Jenifer Fox, M.Ed. Dr. Hallowell says of this book: “If teachers and parents would all read this and implement its suggestions, our broken educational system would be fixed in no time.” Many practical applications for strengths-based approach to learning.

Teaching Students with ADD – resource page with articles, statistics, info on accommodations, educational guides.
Colleges: Books to help find colleges for those with ADHD include: Peterson’s Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD and K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with LD and ADD. In addition, there is a chapter in Delivered from Distraction on how to prepare your high schooler for the independence of college. Nancy Ratey has a book called Coaching College Students with ADHD: Issues and Answers that provides good guidance for how to help kids who are away from home.

Conquering College with ADD, by Lee Andrews a student at the Hillsborough Community College, describes the upsides and downsides of what an ADDer faces in higher education.

First Signs – Dedicated to early identification and intervention of children with autism and other developmental disorders

Demystifying Specialized School Admissions”(article) By: Joshua Doyle, M.Ed., Educational Consultant, The Goldberg Center for Educational PlanningÔ in MA, NY, CT, VT

Transitioning to College for LD Students by Hallowell Center’s Renee Goldberg, published by the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Tells what parents and high school students need to be thinking about before they enter college. Provides specific steps and a worksheet.

Teachers Help Shape our Kids…and KidsTerrain wants to help our teachers. Teachers can and do make a difference in the lives of every child at every level. The SchoolTerrain neighborhood provides resources and programs that explore critical classroom and school-related issues of vital concern to educators.

www.allkindsofminds.org – A wealth of information about learning disabilities, including resources for professional development, discussion groups and information about Dr. Levine’s All Kinds of Minds Institute.


I’d like to call your attention to a wonderful  book called BUZZ: A Year of Paying Attention by Kathy Elison.  It is a first-person account of a year in the life of a mom raising a boy who has ADHD. Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Katherine Ellison, this book is both extremely intelligent AND extremely engaging. You will laugh, cry, learn, and gain strength as you read this important new contribution to the literature of ADHD. ADHD aside, it is a memorable book on its own. I hope you will not only read the book, but help keep its visibility high by talking it up amongst your friends.

I’d like to call your attention to a beautiful book called Poems, Peace and Pathways: A Baby Boomer’s Journey with ADHD by Ron Weckerly.  It’s a book rich in life experiences as well as insight and beauty. Ron Weckerly understands human nature as well as the nature of ADHD. He captivates his readers with his wisdom and poet’s touch.

For anyone who is in a marriage or relationship where one or both have ADHD, I recommend reading The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa Orlov.  She is one of the foremost authorities on ADHD and relationships in the world today. Her book is a brilliant compilation of what you can do if you are in a marriage in which one or both of you had ADHD. It is a lifesaver of a book. It is the best kind of a book, a book that can change lives for the better.

ADHD Time Management Tools

On-Task, On-Time For Kids – This portable time management system guides children through the daily transition periods of sleep to school, school to home and from family time to bed. Removing the parent from the task-master role, the On-Task On-Time unit provides the visual cues to help a child overcome the challenge of focusing on his or her routine.  For a limited time they are offering a special 20% discount to visitors to Dr. Hallowell’s website.  Visit Timely Matters, Inc.  and use coupon discount code “Hallowell”.