dreamstime_xs_29902638Recommended ADHD Websites & Resources (scroll down for other categories)

ADDitude Website and Magazine
ADDitude magazine was founded in 1998 to provide clear, accurate, user-friendly information from the leading experts and practitioners about ADHD and learning disabilities.  They also offer a comprehensive website for families and adults coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Included are articles, expert panels, stories, resources, discussion forums, blogs and helpful videos.

(888) 762-8475
Two internationally recognized authorities on ADHD from the Washington, DC area, Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., and Patricia Quinn, MD, created this site to provide answers to questions about ADHD for families and individuals at every stage of life from preschool through retirement years.  Separate sections for teens, young adults, parents and children, and women and girls can be found, each providing excellent tips and articles.

The original site was created to address the long-overlooked needs of women and girls with ADHD. Drs. Nadeau and Quinn devoted over seven years of their lives to addressing the needs of women and girls and wrote or edited three ground-breaking books focusing on women and girls with ADHD:  Understanding Girls with ADHD, 
Understanding Women with ADHD, 
Gender Issues and ADHD.

Drs. Quinn and Nadeau are co-founders of a nonprofit advocacy organization for women and girls with ADHD called, The National Center for Gender Issues (NCGIA) More information for women and girls can be found at their other website at:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Their mission is to provide information, ADHD resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. They are an international non-profit organization, founded twenty years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support. In the 20 years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become one of the leading sources of information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community.  Their goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience.

PO Box 7557
Wilmington, DE 19803-9997
Phone/Fax: (800) 939-1019

Attention Talk Radio
This site provides weekly Internet radio podcasts to support adults with ADHD as well as adults who have children with ADHD.  It also has numerous links to past podcasts on subjects such as the impact of stigma, dealing with procrastination and the relationship between fatigue and ADHD.

ADD Warehouse Catalog
Open since 1990, this Web company has the world’s largest collection of ADHD-related books, videos, training program, games, professional tests and assessment products.

300 Northwest Seventieth Avenue
Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33317
(800) 233-9273

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

CHADD produces the bi-monthly Attention magazine (for members), sponsors an annual conference and is a national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about ADHD.

CHADD National Office
8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 233-4050 or (301) 306-7070
Dr. Kenny Handelman, a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, is
 an expert in ADHD – board certified in the USA and Canada. His website offers many helpful podcasts that you can listen to at no charge.  His site also lists his books for sale, most recently, Attention Difference Disorder. He is very personable, easy to understand, and is an advocate for quality ADHD care.  Dr. Handelman’s strength-based approach 
is well received by parents of kids and teens, as it provides a practical approach which includes specifics on how to achieve success.

1011 Upper Middle Rd. E. #1425
Oakville, ON   Canada
InsideADHD is an educational website about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Their goal is to help parents, teachers, and physicians share information and work as a team to improve the lives of children with ADHD.

They provide free toolkits that can be downloaded immediately.  These toolkits include medical appointment organizers, a weekday planner, behavior and medication logs and are available for grades 1-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

320 Needham Street, Suite 100
Newton, MA 02464

Job Accommodation Network – ADHD
This site provides a list of possible workplace accommodations for adults with ADHD.  It can be helpful to look over the list for ideas, and some can be implemented without disclosing the ADHD diagnosis. Keep in mind that companies with 50 or more employees must adhere to Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that requires that accommodations be offered.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. This site has a comprehensive section on ADHD, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, cause and treatment.  There is also a detailed booklet that can be downloaded in English and in Spanish.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)6001 Executive BoulevardBethesda, MD 20892-9663
1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)

The National Resource Center on ADHD
This website is a program of CHADD, established with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a national clearinghouse of information and resources concerning ADHD. The site addresses many of questions about ADHD, and directs viewers to other reliable sources online.

Totally ADD
This Canadian website was created of adults with ADD and those affected by it.  Through education, humor and social interaction, Totally ADD provides the tools and support people need to create a life they love.  It aims to liberate people from fear, shame and stigma.  This site has information, videos and a forum.  It was developed after the creation of the successful documentary titled, ADD & Loving it.
Toronto, Canada

This vibrating watch and reminder system was developed by a child psychologist to provide a discreet way to help kids and adults stay focused and remember important tasks. While the iPhone and numerous Apps provide reminders, for those more comfortable with a watch or seeking another option, this product gets great reviews.

Recommended Resources For Introverts

Introvert Retreat
A website celebrating and exploring what it means to be ann introvert.  Has an excellent Q & A section about introversion, and it also explains what it means (and does not mean) to be an introvert.

Introvert Zone
This website contains many articles about introversion and is a helpful site to explore.

Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution Website
This new site is packed full of articles about living as an introvert.  With sections on kids and parenting, work and life, there is relevant information for many aspects of life.  Examples of these articles are  – Three Tips for Overcoming Fraud Syndrome. and Introducing the Social Introvert –  expanding the view of introverts.  If you are unfamiliar with Susan Cain, she is the author of the book, Quiet.

TED Talk: Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts
This is a video link to Susan Cain’s infamous TED Talk.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth the 20 minutes to watch it in its entirety.

Ten Myths About Introverts
This is a blog post that has a wonderful list of myths to check out.  You might want to print it for those in your life who may not understand what introversion means.

Other Helpful or Inspirational Resources

Body Mass Index Calculator
This calculator is provided by the National Institutes of Health.  Based on height and weight, it determines whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. BMI is an estimate of body fat.  The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.  Although the BMI is a useful tool, it does have some limits in that it may overestimate body fat in those with a muscular build or underestimate body fat in those who have lost muscle.

Finding the Right Career on
Helpguide was launched in 1999 to provide access to unbiased, reliable information. Since then, this website has grown from a small local project to an internationally recognized resource serving over 50 million people a year.  This particular link provides a very helpful overview on how to find a good career match.  At the bottom of the page there is tab leading to useful resources and references.

Free Audio Exercises
This page from the ACBS (Association of Contextual Behavior Science) site offers links to free audio recordings on mindfulness (scroll down page).  Some of the links take you directly to the exercises, while others lead you to other websites that have the recordings.  Soon I will have listened to them all and will offer notes on which ones I recommend.
Based on academic research, HealthyWage is an online program that lets you set a personal weight loss goal and a time frame to achieve it. The program does not tell you how to lose weight but if you reach your goal, you actually win money!  The program requires an initial investment as an incentive, but you can choose the amount.  If you reach your goal, you save your investment and win an additional cash prize as well!

The amount of your prize depends on your personal data and bigger cash prizes are given to people who statistically have a harder time losing weight.

phone: 1-888-636-3832

Meditation Oasis
This site offers free meditation recordings, many of them targeted, with titles such as: Letting Go, Gratitude Meditation, Emotional Ease, Mini Break from Work or Study, and Aliveness.  Meditation is a great tool for anyone, and these range from just 4 minutes up to 31, so they are a less-intimidating way to begin this practice.

Mind Tools
Established in1996 n London, this site provides tools to help individuals and companies become more successful. They believe that anyone can learn these “mind tools” and use these simple processes and techniques to make the very most of their careers. The lower left side of the home page lists all the topics, such as time management, decision-making, and communication. Online quizzes with instant results are also available.

145-157 St. John Street
London, UK

Online Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator
This site offers a free online test to determine which one of 16 psychological types best reflects your personality.  This personality questionnaire was originally constructed by Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Meyers, based on the typological theory proposed by Carl Jung.  He proposed that there are four principal psychological functions through which to experience the world – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time. The long-version of the MBTI can be taken for a fee, but this abbreviated version is free, takes under 15 minutes.

Positive Thinking Recording from Glasgow Caledonian University
This is a 11-minute recording produced by this university in Scotland.  It is a fun recording to help you visualize a desire and give it positive focus.  The speaker has a great Scottish accent, adding enjoyment to this quick attitude-boosting tool.

Skin Deep
This site includes data on the health and safety of the products we use and consume.  SKIN DEEP rates the safety of cosmetics on a scale of 1 to 6, with information about specific risks.  It also provides useful data about pesticides and food additives to watch out for, as well as which produce items should be purchased organically.

Uncommon Knowledge: Hypnosis Downloads
Hypnosis can be an excellent tool for addressing specific challenges or to aid in relaxation. This company, based in the UK, offers hypnosis recordings on hundreds of challenges. While not free, the recordings can be purchased for a reasonable fee.

Contact Information: (518) 461-6513