1 in 10 US children have ADHD. Will you help?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects approximately 6.4 million children.
People with ADHD can be very successful in life, but without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, delinquency, injuries and job failure. This creates devastating emotional, social, and economic problems.
CHADD is here to help
CHADD is the leading resource on ADHD, providing support, training, education and advocacy for the 17 million children and adults in the United States living with ADHD, their families, educators, and healthcare professionals. CHADD is the most trusted source of reliable, science-based information regarding current medical research and ADHD management, and offers comprehensive programs and services at both the national and local levels.
CHADD provides support by:
Building the Capacity of Caregivers to Meet the Needs of Children with ADHD through our Parent to Parent program. Designed by parents for parents, this multisession, interactive program assists families in navigating the challenges of raising children with ADHD.
Building the Capacity of Educators to Meet the Needs of Students with ADHD through our Teacher to Teacher program. T2T helps educators to identify common ADHD-related learning problems and introduces proven classroom techniques, interventions, and evidence-based research to help ensure the success of children with ADHD.
Providing Public Education and Outreach to correct misinformation and myths about ADHD through multiple awareness-building initiatives.
Offering Ask the Expert Webcasts Series, provided monthly, this free, webinar series features leading experts in ADHD and invites participants to submit questions for discussion.
Supporting the ADHD Community with the help of more 100 support groups across the country reaching out to individuals right in their own community.
Helping Families Facing Tremendous Challenges by Providing an ADHD Information Specialist to Provide Guidance and Support via telephone and online.