Around and About the ADD Community - ADDA

Eileen Bailey Health Guide

  • The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) has been in existence since 1989. They provide resources, information and networking opportunities for adults with ADD/ADHD. Their website contains articles, support group directory, and a provider directory. In addition, they publish a quarterly publication and have an annual conference.

    ADDA also offers teleclasses on various aspects of living with ADD, such as "Everything You Wanted to Know About AD/HD but Forgot to Ask." Teleclasses are free to members and there is a small fee of $10.00 for non-members.

    The Adult Self-Report Scale Screener is also available on their website. This short questionnaire allows an adult to determine if they could benefit from discussing their situation with their physician. Although this questionnaire should not be used for diagnosis, it does provide a starting point and gives you some areas to begin a discussion with your doctor.

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    The Professional Directory furnished by ADDA allows adults with ADD/ADHD to search for many different types of professionals including physicians specializing in ADHD, coaches, tutors, mental health services and more.

    Individuals are also able to search for Support Groups that may be available in their area.

    Through all that it has to offer adults with ADD/ADHD, the ADDA mission is to "generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD. Bringing together scientific perspectives and the human experience, the information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by AD/HD and professionals in the field focuses on diagnoses, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better lives."

Published On: July 09, 2007