CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
National contact – 800-233-4050
Northern California affiliate – 888-759-9758
Greater Sacramento affiliate – 888-759-9758 - www.chadd.net/134 contact: Holly Graff email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHADD's primary objectives are to provide a support network for parents, caregivers and adults; to provide a forum for continuing education; to be a community resource and disseminate accurate evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, adults, professionals and the media; to promote ongoing research; and to be an advocate on behalf of the AD/HD community.
National Resource Center on AD/HD
The National Resource Center on AD/HD provides insight into and information regarding issues relating to the legal system, insurance companies and processes, furthering education and other related issues. Website provides up-to-date news articles encompassing ADHD and a bi-monthly e-newsletter that you can subscribe to via email. The website also provides reference links to other helpful websites. Comprehensive Diagnosis/Treatment section describes various symptoms relating to ADHD and provides in-depth information on different methods of treatment.
For information about educational rights: www.help4adhd.org/en/education/rights
Learning Disabilities Association of America
CA Chapter – 916-725-7881
This national website contains extensive information for parents and up-to-date news articles. It also has a California Chapter with an abundance of links to other websites and organizations.
California Psychological Association
This links are to Statewide and Sacramento area psychologist referral services.
Books on K-12 and ADHD
- Barkley, Russell A. (2000). Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
- Charney, R. S. & Noddings, N. (2002). Teaching Children to Care: Classroom Management for Ethical and Academic Growth, K-8 (Revised ed.). Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.
- Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2004). Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
- Dawson, P., & Guare, R. (2009). Smart but Scattered. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
- Denton, P., Kriete. R. & Bechtel, L. (2000). The First Six Weeks of School. Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.
- Fletcher, J.M., Lyon, G.R., Fuchs. L.S. & Barnes. M.A. (2007). Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
- Flick, G.L. (2010). Managing ADHD in the K-8 Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
- Kriete, R. (2002). The Morning Meeting Book (Revised ed.) Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.
- Lougy, R. A., DeRuvo, S.L. & Rosenthal, D. (2007). Teaching Young Children With ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
- Lougy, R. A., DeRuvo, S.L. & Rosenthal, D. (2009). The School Counselor’s Guide to What to Know and Do to Help Your Students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Pfiffner, L.J. (1996). All About ADHD: The Complete Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.
- Quinn, P. O., Stern, J.M. Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD (2nd ed.). (Lee, J. Illus.). New York: Magination Press.
- *Many of the books for teachers and educators listed above offer advice that applies to parents too!
Books on College and ADHD
- Barkin, C. (1999). When Your Kid goes To College: A Parent’s Survival Guide. New York, NY: Avon Books.
- Beattie, M. (1987). Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling and Start Caring for Yourself. MN: Hazelden.
- Coburn, K., & Treeger, M. (2003). Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th Edition. New York, NY: Harper Collins.
- Grossberg, B. (2011). Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD: A guide to keep you (and your parents) sane, satisfied and organized through the admission process. Washington, C.C.: Magination Press.
- MJohnson, H., & Schelhas-Miller, C. (2000). Don’t Tell Me What to Do. Just Send Money. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.
- Maitland, T., & Quinn, P. (2010). Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Teens with ADHD/LD for College. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association; Magination Press.
- Mullendore, R., & Hatch, C. (2000). Helping Your First-year College Student Succeed: A Guide For Parents. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource
- Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
- Pasick, P. (1998). Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Co.
- (1997) Parenting for Prevention: How to stop enabling and start empowering kids. MN: Johnston Institute, Hazelton.
- Quinn, P. & Maitland, T. (2011). On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press.
- Quinn, P., Ratey, N., & Maitland, T. (2000). Coaching College Students with AD/HD: Issues and Answers. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books.
Books on Adulthood and ADHD
- Barkley, Russell A. (2010). Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. New York, NY: Guilford Press.