When youíre looking for information about Attention Deficit Disorder, where do you go? One stop along the information highway should be at the website for Attention Deficit Disorder Resources. This easy-to-navigate site has resources for the adult with ADD/ADHD. Many of the resources are available to anybody who can access the website. Some of the resources are available only to members.
Navigate using the links along the left side or the bottom of the home page. Here are the categories from the bottom of the page with a brief description of each:
Find a Provider-List Your Services
This section has a short discussion about the types of providers that might be needed. A list of who can diagnose Attention Deficit Disorder is included. There are links to support groups, insurance information, and medical directories. Listings also include non-medical offerings. These comprise coaching, professional organizers, and links to services that children need.
This section is helpful if you live in Washington State. There are lists of different types of supports that are available.
Webinars and Podcasts
Webinars and Podcasts are available to members at no extra charge. There are over 100 podcasts available to members. At the time of this publication, ADD Resources also had two podcasts available to the general public. Podcasts are addressing the subjects of diagnosis and treatment, academics, co-existing conditions, and coping strategies. There are sections discussing skill building and workplace issues. Parenting and relationships are also represented.
This section of the site provides national resources that are available on the web for different groups of people with Attention Deficit Disorder. A significant number of national resources are in Spanish. The links are clickable. A fairly large teacher section is available to help make the educational process more user-friendly for the child with ADD/ADHD. There are links to some videos. One is narrated by an 11-year-old girl from Canada who describes what it is like to have ADD/ADHD.
Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD
There are over fifty free articles for parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Articles for kids and teens are also available in this section. If you have a child who struggles with a school planner, a mom in Rhode Island made a planner and it is posted for use. Her experience with ADD is evident in the way that the planner is arranged. A small selection of e-books is provided. You will find subjects here that you donít often find in other sites. One example is a section about summer camps. How to approach summer camp is discussed, plus there is a listing of camps.
Adults with ADD
It seems that you can always find information about kids with ADD. Finding good information about adult ADD can be a problem. Look no further! This section has over fifty free articles about Adult ADD/ADHD. There are seventy additional articles that are available by subscription for members. These are truly topics that adults want to know about. Legal issues, relationships, workplace topics, self-advocacy, and organization all have related articles.
I can recommend this website as a useful source of high-quality information. This group is upbeat and celebrates the positive traits of ADD, as well as working to lower the impact of the negative traits. Their articles are well-written. They maintain a bookstore with an interesting selection of books about Attention Deficit Disorder. This site does have a few broken links, but not so many as to detract from its overall value. After you have enjoyed the free articles, if you feel like joining to get the rest of the information, there is a link from the home page that makes it easy to sign up and pay your dues.
http://www.addresources.org Accessed on September 27. 2012
This is a ground-breaking book that asks parents to look at their children with loving eyes. I highly recommend it.
Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
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Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder