CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder):CHADD is the leading nonprofit organization serving people with ADHD and their families. More than 200 chapters throughout the U.S. and a strong volunteer network offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. CHADD also sponsors an annual international conference and, occasionally, regional conferences. Contact: CHADD.org or 1-800-233-4050.
The National Resource Center on ADHD (a program of CHADD, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control): The center offers a series of free information sheets in English and Spanish, as well as other services. Contact: Help4ADHD.org, or 1-800-233-4050.
CADDRA (Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance): This is an independent, not for-profit association of physicians who support people with ADHD and their families. Members conduct research, treat patients, and design practice guidelines for ADHD. Canadian national guidelines are freely available to physicians and patients. Web site: CADDRA.ca.
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association): This non-profit group provides information, resources, regional meetings, and networking opportunities to adults with ADHD and the professionals who serve them. Contact: ADD.org or 1-856-439-9099.
The National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD (NCGW): Cofounded by two leading ADHD clinicians and authors, physician Patricia Quinn and psychologist Kathleen Nadeau, the center promotes awareness and research on the unique issues involving ADHD in females. Contact:
NCGIADD.org or 1-888-238-8588.