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ADHD Resources

Definition:

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADD or ADHD is a genetic, brain-based syndrome that impacts the regulation of certain brain functions and related behaviors.

Treatment:

Behavior Therapy
Behavior Therapy is an essential and effective form of treatment for children and adults with ADHD. The treatment is designed to promote constructive social and emotional behaviors and reduce or eliminate bouts of inattention, restlessness, disruption, and isolation from people.

Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
IEP is a formal written document that highlights the learning capabilities, intervention strategies, and educational goals and aids for children with disabilities who require special education services.

Medication
Medication is the most common form of treatment to help children and adults manage ADHD. The types of medication and their respective dosages vary based on an individual’s response to the prescription.

Organizations Advocating for Health, Children, Education, and Mental Health:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
ACLU is a national advocacy group that defends and preserves the civil rights and liberties of individuals residing in the U.S.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA is a civil rights law that provides nondiscriminatory protection for individuals with disabilities in areas including employment, education, and public services and accommodations.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
ADDA provides information, resources, and networking opportunities to help adults with ADHD live better lives.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBS)
BBBS is a mentorship program for children facing adversity that helps them succeed in life.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is a national nonprofit that provides education and support for individuals with ADHD.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry (FMBCSJM)
FMBCSJM is a resource that promotes events about social justice issues affecting the African-American community.

Healthcare Justice North Carolina (HCJNC)
HCJNC is an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality medical care.

Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an international nonprofit that helps enrich, sustain, and ensure the culture and economic survival of African Americans and persons of the African Diaspora.

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA)
MHA is a nonprofit that provides mental health education, advocacy, and suicide prevention for individuals who have a mental illness and reside in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a national nonprofit that helps raise awareness and provides education and support for individuals who have a mental illness.

National Medical Association (NMA)
NMA is an organization comprised of African-American physicians who advocate for patient equality and justice in medicine as well as health improvement.

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
NMAAHC is a national museum that is devoted to documenting, promoting, and highlighting African-American contributions to life, history, and culture.

Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange (WIE)
WIE is a corporation that promotes charitable, social, and educational endeavors among women of diverse cultures.

Publications:

Perrine, Stephen. “The Bank of Mom and Dad.” AARP The Magazine. Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017.

Books:

Bottke, Allison. Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents. Harvest House Publishing, 2008.

Dawson, Peg, and Richard Guare. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. 2nd ed., The Guilford Press, 2010.

Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler. Teenagers with ADD and ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. 2nd ed., Woodbine House, 2006.

Graham, Barbara. Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother. Harper, 2010.

Foley, James M. Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids about ADHD. Magination Press, 2016.

Hallowell, Edward M., and John Ratey. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder. Ballantine Books, 2005.

Honos-Webb, Lara. The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges & Build on Your Strengths. New Harbinger Publications, 2008.

Levrini, Abigail, and Frances F. Prevatt. Succeeding With Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life. American Psychological Association, 2012.

Additional source: Living with ADD: Adult ADD/ADHD Support

Nadeau, Kathleen. G. Learning to Plan and Be Organized: Executive Function Skills for Kids With AD/HD. Magination Press, 2016.

Patterson, James, and Chris Tebbetts. Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! Little Brown and Company, 2012.

Pera, Gina. Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder. 1201 Alarm Press, 2008.

Schwarz, Alan. ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic. Simon and Schuster, 2016.

Shapiro, Shauna, and Chris White. Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2014.

Surman, Craig, Tim Bilkey, and Karen Weintraub. Fast Minds: How to Thrive if You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might). Berkley, 2014

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