ADHD Resources

Recommended ADHD Websites & Resources 

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

ADDvance.com
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 ADDvance.com 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

DrKenny.com
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.

1-888-283-0747
1011 Upper Middle Rd. E. #1425
Oakville, ON   Canada

InsideADHD.org
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.

Time Timer (Visual Timer)
This company created the Time Timer® devices to increase awareness of the passage of time.  Whether it’s their clocks, watches, or apps for your phone, these products provide a visual display of time elapsing. The backdrop is a patented red disk – so the clock face fills with red as time passes.  For those who lose track of time and tend to be visual – this is a very useful tool.  These are sold in a variety of sizes (and prices) both on their website as well as on Amazon.

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.

CustomerSupport@TotallyADD.com
1-905-525-2871
Toronto, Canada

WatchMinder
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.