Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobiological developmental disorders, affecting 3-7% of children. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood and can persist into adolescence, and in some cases, adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty paying attention and staying focused, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). The symptoms of ADHD can be difficult to manage and can negatively impact many aspects of daily life including home, school, work, and interpersonal functioning.

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Resource Organizations » Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

6 listing(s), including 1 offering support groups

In Massachusetts

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Offers support group(s)
MetroWest Satellite of CHADD
Wayland, MA  01778
Local Chapter: 508-651-2423
National Office: 301-306-7070
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD provides information on ADHD through its website and the bi-monthly Attention! magazine, and also sponsors an annual conference. The organization has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters, which offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. CHADD's National Resource Center on AD/HD (see separate profile) is a clearinghouse for evidence-based information about AD/HD.

College Internship Program - Berkshire
40 Main Street
Suite 3
Lee, MA  01238
local : 413-243-2576
The College Internship Program at the Berkshire Center provides individualized, post-secondary academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and other Learning Differences.
Newton Upper Falls, MA  02464
InsideADHD is an educational website about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our goal is to help parents, teachers, and physicians share information and work as a team to improve the lives of children with ADHD. We provide ideas and strategies to help children and families adapt socially, emotionally, and academically to life with ADHD. Our approach is based on the latest scientific understanding of ADHD, as well as research-proven "best practices" for clinical care.

Outside Massachusetts

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
PO Box 7557
Wilmington, DE  19803
(800) 939-1019
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world's leading adult ADHD organization. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. Our goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience. The information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by ADHD and professionals who serve them focuses on the diagnosis, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better lives.

National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD
4601 Presidents Drive
Suite 300
Landover, MD  20785
Health Information Specialist: 800-233-4050
The National Resource Center on AD/HD is the nation's clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NRC provides information on this disorder which affects how millions of children and adults function on a daily basis. The NRC was created to meet the information needs of professionals and the general public.

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY  10016
Main Line: 646-681-4888
Toll Free: 800-829-8289
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. The BBR Foundation offers news on the research it funds as well as information (documents and videos) about these and other disorders in children and adults. It also provides guidance and resources for families coping with a child or parent with mental illness.

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