This page from the American Psychiatric Association explains Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and its symptoms, the steps involved in a diagnosis, and the treatment options available.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) offers informational toolkits for parents and caregivers, educators, and professionals about how to best support individuals with ADHD. CHADD has a nationwide network of support, and parents can find a local group here.
This medically-reviewed article explains ADHD and presents 14 common signs typically displayed in young children with ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD in adults are also mentioned, along with treatment options and next steps for parents.
Though the page count seems high, this information packet’s contents are clearly broken down into sections, including facts and assessments for diagnosis, strategies for home and school, how to work with professionals, and recommended resources. Each section has many tools and examples, frequently asked questions and advice, and links for more information. Please note that this packet was created in 2015 and statistics presented may differ today.
This page from the CDC provides resources on a variety of ADHD-related topics including research and key findings, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and general information and statistics. This website is a great landing page for parents or educators with questions regarding ADHD, and it offers links to learn about state-based policies and services.
This guide offers parents information to understand their child’s behavior and the disorder and make proper decisions for diagnosis and treatment. This is a great resource for getting background on ADHD because the questions and answers explain many topics and common language used when talking about ADHD.