By Terry Matlen, MSW
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with AD/HD and professionals who serve them. www.add.org
ADD Consults is the first and only virtual online ADHD Clinic. Founded by Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, the ADD Consults Web site allows visitors to shop for books on ADHD, access online conferences, receive private consultations from experts, and other services.
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources is a national non-profit organization that helps people with ADD or ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support and networking opportunities. The organization’s mission is to help people with ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support, and networking opportunities. The Attention Deficit Disorder Resources’ Web site has over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD and 100 plus links to ADHD-related Web sites. It also includes the National ADHD Directory with more than 1000 ADHD Service Providers.
Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
With over 20,000 members and over 200 affiliates nationwide, CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, CHADD provides science-based, evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals, the media, and the general public.
The Edge Foundation
The Foundation’s mission is to help every child, adolescent and young adult with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD) to fully realize their own potential, personal vision, and passion. The Edge Foundation believes that professional coaching while not a substitute for the traditional multi-modal treatment for (ADD) ADHD, is a critical and highly effective intervention in the nontraditional learner’s ability to realize his or her potential. At Edge we want every student with (ADD) ADHD to have access to an ADHD coach. Coaching can give a young person the edge necessary to achieve his or her full potential in academic and other life pursuits.
National Resource Center on ADHD
The National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC): A Program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), was established in 2002 to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on AD/HD. The NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with AD/HD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives.