ADHD Part Three: Local and Online Resources
Here's Part 3 of our series on ADHD! These are some resources we've collected; some are local to Utah, while others are online and accessible anywhere. Like in our other Resources posts, Aim High Music Therapy is not directly affiliated with anything listed here. This is just meant to be a helpful list for anyone who might be looking for more information or support.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national organization which sponsors conferences on ADHD, produces a magazine, and lists local and online resources for ADHD. The State Chapter, CHADD of Utah, provides local support groups and parent to parent training.
Partners with CHADD, the National Resource Center on ADHD supports scientific research on ADHD and provides education and training for parents, individuals, and professionals. They also have a helpline with information specialists, and do a webcast and a weekly newsletter.
Camp Takoda is a summer program which provides social skills training, behavioral therapy, and sports for kids with invisible disabilities such as ADHD, Autism, Depression, and Executive Functioning Disorders.
LD Online is an information resource for educators of students with learning disabilities and ADHD.
ADDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting adults with ADHD. They provide virtual support groups, webinars, and advocacy for accommodations for individuals with ADHD.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a federal agency for research on mental disorders, including ADHD. Their website has helpful information about current ADHD research and treatments.
ADDitude Magazine is a print and online publication with hundreds of articles about ADHD for parents, educators, and adults who have the disorder. It also has some self-assessments-- which is not the same as a diagnosis but can be used to as a starting point to seek one out from a qualified professional.
ADDvance began as an online and printed resource for women and girls with ADHD, but has more recently expanded to support all individuals with the disorder. They have an excellent online bookstore and several other resources.
Understood is an online resource for the parents of children with learning and attention issues. They have research articles, webinars, videos, and other helpful resources.
The Utah Parent Center is a nonprofit based in Salt Lake City. They offer classes, conferences, support groups, IEP coaching, and other resources for parents and guardians of children with any sort of disability. Se Hablan Español. Most of their classes are free, and all are inexpensive.
If you've been following us for a while, you probably knew The Mighty was coming up in this list sooner or later. The Mighty is a support website for individuals who have disabilities, illness, or mental disorders. Their ADHD section is full of articles by individuals who have ADHD sharing their stories, coping advice, and news stories.
And that's it for now!