Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resources, Support and References

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support Groups

One of the best traits that you can develop if you are a parent of a child with ADHD is to be patient. Trying to calm a child will be more effective if the parent remains quiet and calm. Moreover, there are many resources that parents or families of a child with ADHD can get. Parents can find assistance from a social worker, mental health professional, and/or support group to ask for advice on how to raise a child with ADHD and to get tips as well. There are numerous support groups that you can find in your local community and even online to give you great information on how to cope with a loved one who has ADHD. Also, there are great books you can find in a bookstore and guidelines in different websites dealing with ADHD only. In UK the Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) is one of the organizations whose objective is to help ADHD/Hyperactive children and their families. There are also a lot of support groups in the US including:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

This is the world’s leading organization for adults with ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

This is a top non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. They have more than 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

Edge Foundation

This is a foundation that assists students with ADHD to reach their academic, professional, and social potential.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

This is an organization the offers support to people with learning disabilities associated with disorder such as ADHD. They also provide help for their parents, teachers and other professionals.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder References

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