Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3)) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.Includes a centralized database of over 6,000 books, scientific articles and other materials on ADHD
Books on ADHD, along with Organizations, Information & Support: Good books on ADHD, including some free publications. Also includes listing of organizations and parent support network.
ADHD and Sleep: Discussion of the effects that ADHD can have on sleep and some tips for a successful night - From Tuck.com
Medical Disabilities and Medical Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It provides informative data about a variety of medical conditions.
American Academy of Pediatrics: An organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for those with mental illness.
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health: National family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February, 1989 by a group of 18 people determined to make a difference in the way the system works.
National Institute of Mental Health: The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. Detailed information concerning ADHD, as well as many other mental illnesses/disorders is available on their website.
Federal and State Resources
Office of Civil Rights (OCR): Legal information and rights. Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
Parent & Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools: Published by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), December, 2016
Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities, OCR: The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.
Texas Education Agency Dyslexia Handbook The handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included.
Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Information
Affordable Colleges.com: List of scholarships available for students with disabilites, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, plus other disabilities. Includes financial aid resources compiled from many different websites.