International US . International UK . National Focus
The websites listed here offer offer a variety of free information about attention deficit disorders. Most specialize in issues concerning children and adolescents; some focus more on adults. Many are sponsored by ADD support and advocacy organizations and provide detailed, downloadable information that has been evaluated and approved by a professional advisory board; others are less selective and may include reports that are not adequately supported by scientific research. Some list contact information for local support and advocacy groups concerned with attention deficit disorders. Many have links to related organizations, and all are nonprofit.
International Websites Based in United States
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), is the largest ADHD support and advocacy organization in the United States that offers scientifically reliable information about ADHD in children adolescents, and adults. Their site offers downloadable fact sheets for parents, educators, professionals, the media, and the general public. The site also includes contact information for two hundred local chapters of CHADD throughout the United States.
ADDA is a resource in English for adults with ADD. Sponsored by Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), the world’s largest organization for adults with ADHD, it provides information, resources, and networking opportunities.
International Websites Based in the United Kingdom
ADDIS presents information in English about ADHD across the lifespan. It serves patients, parents, teachers, and health professionals, and questions received by phone or email are answered. This site is sponsored by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service in the United Kingdom.
Websites with a National Focus
The following websites are sponsored by ADHD education and advocacy organizations in various countries. Some are much better established and provide much more reliable information than others. Many list addresses for local groups within their country. Usually the material is presented in the dominant language of the country listed.
Learning and Attentional Disorders Society (LADS)
Learning Difficulties Coalition NSW
The Brazilian Association for Attention Deficit Disorder (ABDA)
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)