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.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) DIAGNOSIS
The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, NYC, Palo Alto, 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 share Dr. Hallowell’s multidisciplinary, strength-based approach. This 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.
On the other hand, if you have very limited financial means, you can contact Healthwatch. You can check with them to see if there are clinical trials going on that you can join. If you can join a clinical ADHD trial, then the evaluation is free.
Another option is to call your local teaching hospital or medical school to see if you can get into a resident’s clinic.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (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. Their directory can be searched by state. Go to the main page and look under “finding help” in the top menu bar.
The Manhattan Adult ADHD Support Group in NYC 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. This is an incredible resource that is entirely free of cost.
CHADD is a non-profit organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. They offer a national directory of providers. If you’re looking for specific information about specialists in their area, we recommend finding the phone number for your local chapter and giving them a call.
Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD is a 7-Session Parent Coaching Workshop Series. The workshop is 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. They also offer consultations for businesses and organizations, organization and time management training, and parenting skills groups.
www.additudemag.com is 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 Dr. Hallowell’s weekly podcast series.
Psychology Today has a great 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
Canada – the Center for ADHD Awareness, Canada,. This website of ADHD Coach Pete Quily, is one of the best resources for finding ADHD specialists for Canadians. It’s also a resource for staying up-to-date on ADHD news in Canada.
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 “cognitive” 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. How about your spouse’s. Furthermore, 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.
Note: we will get credit for every test taken referred by our site
Raising Will by Katherine Quie is a heartfelt, humbling memoir written by a Texan turned Minnesotan mother and child psychologist. Dr. Hallowell’s review: “As an expert in the field, this memoir is the real deal. Read it. Laugh, cry, learn, fly and discover the super-power embedded in the condition so misleadingly and inaccurately called ADHD.”
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.
- ADHD and Adopted Children
- ADHD and Donor Conceived Children
All children want to feel capable, successful and proud of who they are. Their parents want to do all they can to help them towards these goals. Yet for children who have the combination of ADHD and have joined their families with the help of donor sperm, donor eggs or adoption, reaching those goals can be a challenge. Learn more HERE.
ADHD and Marriage
Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption
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ADHD Distraction Podcasts
At BLUBERYL , we collaborate with families, educators, and clinicians to create personalized education solutions. Our strength-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!
If you have a College-Bound student, check out BLUBERYL PROGRAMS FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND. Note: Hallowell Center families receive a 10% discount.
College Alternative – InventiveLabs runs a wonderful program for adults with Learning Differences (ADHD, Dyslexia, etc.) Their program teaches them entrepreneurial skills and helping them identify a career path. Some people attend InventiveLabs as a means to start their own business. Others use it as a gap-year to figure out their major. While 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.”
Time2Refocus – All of their products are created through the eyes of a child with ADHD…” They create products that make your life easier!
Unable to focus even if you don’t have ADHD? Listen to my RE-Focus with Angela Stephens Podcast and learn moe about ADHD, tips on how to control ADHD, how to focus even if you don’t have ADHD and more.
Miscellaneous Blog Posts, Articles, etc.
Addressing MYTH – ADHD Means You’re Stupid
How to Slow Down Your ADHD Racing Brain, ADDitude Magazine
- Defining ADHD
- ADHD: The Gender Issue
- Dr. Hallowell Books on ADHD
- ADHD and Teens
- Diagnosing ADHD
- Symptoms of ADHD
- Treating ADHD
- Signs of ADHD in Adults
- Signs of ADHD in Children
- ADHD Myths and Facts
- Top 10 Questions on ADHD
- ADHD for Parents
- ADHD Family Summer Camp
- Essential Attitudes Developed in Childhood
- ADHD & Relationships
- ADHD for Teachers
- ADHD: The Heredity Factor
- ADHD Resources
- ADHD & Work
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