You are not alone! There is a tremendous ADHD community to support and help you. A few places to look for support groups, treatment and referrals are noted below.
The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, NYC, SF and Seattle. Each Center has clinicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and learning challenges. The Centers all share Dr. Hallowell’s multidisciplinary, strength-based approach, which includes Board Certified Physicians, Neuropsychologists, Psychologists, Coaches and educational specialists.
If you are not near a Hallowell Center or if it is important to see a physician who processes your insurance, then we have listed additional resources below. Please use these resources, as staff at the Hallowell Centers cannot provide you with referral information.
If you have very limited financial means, you can contact Healthwatch to see if there are clinical trials going on which you can join. If you can join a clinical ADHD trial then the evaluation is free.
You can also call your local teaching hospital or medical school to see if you can get into a resident’s clinic.
ADHD RESOURCES FOR ADULTS
ADDA: The website for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, is aimed at the adult ADHD audience. They have a good discussion group directory – the best we’ve found so far – which can be searched by state. Go to the main page and look under “finding help” in the top menu bar.
In Manhattan – The Manhattan Adult ADHD Support Group has a good list of physicians and others who work with people with ADHD. You can contact them here or call 845-278-3022. They also have many speakers come to speak at their meetings.
ADHD RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Understood. org provides expert advice available for all parents of children with learning and attention issues – an incredible resource that is entirely free of cost.
CHADD – The website for the non-profit organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. They offer a national directory of providers. We recommend finding the phone number for our local chapter and giving them a call as they may have specific information about specialists in their area.
Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD, 7-Session Parent Coaching Workshop Series led by ADHD Parent Coach, Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M, ACAC.
Dr. Hallowell’s online training and workbook: Keys to Unlocking Your Child’s ADHD.
ADHD RESOURCES GENERAL
The A.D.D. Resource Center, based in NYC (646-205-8080), has a practical library of useful information. The Center provides coaching for adults, couples, entrepreneurs, parents and students, consultation for businesses and organizations, organization and time management training, and parenting skills groups.
www.additudemag.com – A very complete site sponsored by ADDitude magazine, a national monthly magazine for the ADHD community.
DISTRACTION podcast – Learn more about managing ADHD and other forms of distraction, by listening to my weekly podcast series.
Psychology Today resource directory.
Dr. Hallowell and Dr. Ratey’s book, “Delivered from Distraction“, has an Appendix with a large number of resource agencies available organized by state.
“Incompetent.” “Stupid.” “A loser.” Learn how to reverse the negative thinking that leaves you feeling depleted and defeated in Dr. Hallowell’s ADDitude’s article, “Stop Beating Yourself Up Already.”
CHADD Webinar: What Everyone Should Know About ADHD with Dr. Hallowell
In Canada – the Center for ADHD Awareness, Canada, the website of ADHD Coach Pete Quily, is one of the best resources for finding ADHD specialists for Canadians (as well as staying up to date on ADHD news in Canada.)
In Germany – While Germany is still behind the US and the UK, there is a national association there. The website is at www.adhs-deutschland.de. There is also a support group that you can email to get in touch with others with ADHD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Groups / Coaching
The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle offer coaching and support groups.
Seeking therapists, coaches and groups specializing in ADHD? Please visit the ADHDMarriage.com/Resources page
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 book, Superparenting for ADD.
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College Alternative – InventiveLabs runs a wonderful program for adults with Learning Differences (ADHD, Dyslexia, etc) teaching them entrepreneurial skills and helping them identify a career path. Some people attend InventiveLabs as a means to start their own business, some use it as a gap-year to figure out their major, and some use it as a chance to explore different career options. InventiveLabs’ use of design thinking philosophies is a perfect fit for the ADHD mind. Contact: email@example.com . Watch Dr. Hallowell speak at the Lab
Teaching Students with ADHD – resource page with articles, statistics, info on accommodations, educational guides.
Conquering College with ADHD, by Lee Andrews a student at the Hillsborough Community College, describes the upsides and downsides of what an ADHDer faces in higher education.
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.
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