Educational Resources

Welcome to our new educational resource website on ADHD and the many issues that can accompany the disorder.  All of the board members past and present; numerous health care, mental health care and service providers who are listed in the new online directory; families and volunteers who support us, have had ADHD in their lives or have a special interest in working with those who have the disorder.  The board truly appreciates our volunteers who provide the dedicated hours of work to keep the nonprofit running.  We will continue to review, update and add additional links to timely ADHD information so our website can help you learn how to manage and be successful living with the disorder so please come back often to check out what’s new.  If you would like to be on our mailing list send us an email at adaminc@charter.net.  We hope you find the information helpful and remember ADHD is a life long learning process and we will be here to provide educational support.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.

A-D-A-MSM Board of Directors

Disclaimer: A-D-A-MSM provides information about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the form of resources, including articles, books, videos and websites, as well as links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities that provide services for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This information and these directories are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by A-D-A-MSM; and to the best of A-D-A-M’s knowledge are true and accurate at the time of publication.  A-D-A-MSM makes no claim, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents found in this information and in these directories, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions.  Although great care is given to the composition and contents provided, A-D-A-MSM cannot guarantee the correctness of the nature and contents of the information.  Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained through these resources does so at his or her own risk.

Provider Resources

Recognized Authors, Researchers and Speakers

As you learn more about ADHD you will start to recognize names of the well known leaders in the field of research and education on it.  This is a good skill to have as it helps to cut down on your research and study time.  We have put together a partial list of a few of the more familiar names. 

Daniel G. Amen, M.D. – Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist and researcher in brain disorders and the director of Amen Clinics located across the United States.  He is recognized for his work in brain SPECT imaging and the author of numerous books.  

www.amenclinics.com

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS – Chris has worked in a number of different fields over the years which include classroom teacher, a school psychologist, lobbyist and consultant on children’s issues to name a few.  She is an author, speaker and a mom to two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD.  Her website offers information on teens who have ADHD.  

www.chrisdendy.com  

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – Dr. Hallowell is a nationally recognized leader on ADHD and has been to St. Cloud in the past.  Some of you may have seen him on Oprah, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Fox and Good Morning America to name a few television shows.  His book Driven to Distraction was co-authored with John J. Ratey, M.D. and was a best-seller.  Dr. Hallowell has written many books on different aspects of the disorder and travels the country giving workshops.  He has a positive attitude towards ADHD and that is bound to have a positive affect on you.  

www.drhallowell.com

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW – Terry is a psychotherapist and consultant who specializes in working with adults who have ADHD.  Along with being the director of addconsultants.com, she contributes articles to ADDitude Magazine and is the author of the book Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-Its.

www.addconsults.com

Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. – (along with Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C. area and travels all over giving workshops on a number of different topics.  Dr. Nadeau has authored many books on ADHD for adults, college students and teens.  She works with adult ADHD and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Quinn.

www.addvance.com

Melissa Orlov – Melissa has a blog on marriage when one or both partners have ADHD.  She wrote the book The ADHD Effect on Marriage with the foreword of the book written by Dr. Hallowell.  

www.adhdmarriage.com

Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. – (along with Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C.  She travels across the country giving workshops and has appeared on numerous television shows and is the author of the best-selling book Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for kids ages 8 to 12 and there is a workbook also.  She continues her work in focusing on the disorder in girls and women and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Nadeau.  

www.addvance.com

David Rabiner, Ph.D. – Dr. Rabiner is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.  In 1997 he began publishing Attention Research Update which provides parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators a way to stay informed on the latest research on ADHD. The subscription is free.  

www.helpforadd.com/background/

John J. Ratey, M.D., – Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a well known international expert in Neuropsychiatry.  He has authored eight books that have been translated into 14 languages including the best-selling book Driven to Distraction which he wrote with Dr. Hallowell.  Dr. Ratey is an established world authority on the brain-fitness connection.  

www.johnratey.com

Nancy Ratey, Ed.M, MCC. SCAC – Nancy is a specialist in working with executives, entrepreneurs and professionals who have ADHD.  She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on coaching adults with ADHD.   Her new ADHD self-coaching book is now available – The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks and Talents.

www.nancyratey.com

Sandra F. Rief, M.A. – Sandra is a speaker, an educational consultant and a best-selling author on how to reach and teach kids and teenagers who have ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  She travels all over the country giving workshops to parents, educators and mental health care providers.

www.sandrarief.com

Larry Silvers, M.D. – Dr. Silvers is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area along with being a Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center.  If you are a regular reader of ADDitude magazine then you are familiar with his frequent articles on ADHD and related issues.  He has over 150 published articles and numerous books – Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD: Second Edition

www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/2111.html

Sari Solden, MS, LMFT – Sari is a psychotherapist and known for her pioneering work in the field of counseling of men and women on the “strengths and struggles of ADHD”.  Along with being the author of two well known books and a speaker, she is currently the editor for the newsletter for ADDA (the national Association for Adults with ADHD).  

www.sarisolden.com

John F. Taylor, Ph.D. – Dr. Taylor is a frequent workshop presenter in St. Cloud, Minnesota on ADHD and all the related issues that can accompany the disorder.  His workshops are for parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators.  In September 2014 A-D-A-MSMco-sponsored an evening parent workshop with Resource Training and Solutions which was attended by 120 people.  He is best known for identifying a problem area and then breaking it down for parents so you know exactly how to overcome it and help make your child successful.  His books, CDs and workbooks are parent friendly and will make you successful in dealing with ADHD behavior.

www.add-plus.com

Scientific, safe and reliable information is a must as you start down the road to learning to live with and successfully treat and manage ADHD.  There is no cure.  It is a life long learning process.  Here are some suggested resources you may want to check out.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  How is ADHD diagnosed?  Who can diagnose ADHD? CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – www.chadd.org – provides a complete and thorough educational section on the disorder in Understanding ADHD.  The About ADHD section will walk you through basic ADHD information such as diagnoses, treatment, professionals who can diagnose and treat it and much more.  This is an important place to start if you or your child is newly diagnosed.  Getting good ADHD information is crucial as you begin to lay the foundation for learning about the disorder and working with your ADHD treatment and management team.  We encourage you to take time to also read the sections For Parents & Caregivers, For Adults and For Professionals

Is ADD/ADHD Genetic? Genes as a Cause of ADD/ADHD by Maximilian Muenke, Ph.D., Kate Berg, Ph.D.
www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/653.html

Common Coexisting Conditions

Coexisting Conditions

www.chadd.org, Understanding ADHD, section ADHD, scroll down to Coexisting Conditions

Learning Disabilities – Experts agree that 30 – 60% of kids with ADHD will have a Learning Disability.  Here are several organizations that offer knowledge and support.   

LDA Minnesota

www.ldaminnesota.org

International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch

www.ida-umb.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

www.smartkidswithld.org

Understood/For Learning and Attention Issues

www.understood.org

Medication

The most frequently asked question we have received over the years from parents and adults with ADHD is whether or not to use medication in the treatment of ADHD.  It is a tough decision because no one wants to take medications if they don’t have to.  Parents and adults with ADHD have the right to have questions and concerns.  

Our organization has the policy that we will never advise a parent or an adult with ADHD to use or not to use medication.  We believe that decision is personal and private between the parents and their physician or the adult and his/her physician.  Thirty years ago there were just a handful of acceptable medications to use.  Today there are many medications used to treat the disorder and new ones being developed all the time.  We do encourage you to educate yourself on the ADHD medications and discuss what you have learned and the questions you have with your physician.

ADHD Medication: Say No to Side Effects by Larry Silvers, M.D.

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/957.html

Talking to Children About Medication for ADD/ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Research Professor, Duke University

www.helpforadd.com/talking-to-children

Update on Medications Used in the Treatment of ADHD by Patricia Quinn, M.D.

www.addvance.com/help/parents/medication.html

Family

ADHD affects the whole family.  It can strain a marriage, cause resentment from siblings, be a source of judgmental tension in the extended family and result in never ending strain and disagreement in divorced homes.  Just as we work on helping our ADHD child or partner/spouse, we have to pay attention to the family also.  

ADHD Over Age 50

This is one of the fastest growing segments of the ADHD community.  It is not uncommon for people in their 50s, 60s and 70s to now be diagnosed with the disorder.  As time goes on we will probably be seeing more research and new information coming out on this special population.  

ADD & ADHD Health Center Aging and ADHD

ADHD isn’t just for kids.  Here’s what it’s like later in life., by Jen Uscher

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/aging-and-adhd

ADDitudeWebinars

Is It ADHD – or Age?

Education

Homework Support

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – established in 1996 this early website has grown and gotten better and better over the years.  (Be sure to read about how the website began.)  It is easy to use and covers all school subjects.  The site has been nationally recognized for its comprehensive resources.  

www.bjpinchbeck.com

BJ Pinchbeck’s College Companion – This website gives you easy to use information in four categories: Pre-College, Academics, Food and Social.  For example the Pre-College section covers Preparing for College, Scholarships and Financial Aid and Finding a College or University.  Under the Academics heading you will find resource information about Getting Acclimated, Study Skills, All About Careers, Writing Skills, Text Books, Technology and Students with Disabilities.  The Food section gives you easy recipes and tips about ordering out.  The last section (and one you may want to be sure to read) covers Taking Care of Yourself, Living Arrangements, Interpersonal and Organizational Skills, College Life, Dating and Relationships, Health and Safety, Managing Money, Fraternities and Sororities and Taxes.  You will want to visit this website from time to time to see what is new.

www.bjpinchbeck.net

HomeWorkSpot – This website is part of StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc from Northwestern University.  The site is an online library for elementary through high school students.  It is a handy resource for help with reports and those special projects.  It offers worksheets that can keep study skills sharp over long breaks and summer vacation.

www.homeworkspot.com

Library Spot – Another free website offered by StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. from Northwestern University.  This is a virtual library that anyone can use who is looking for research information.  It will help you cut down on endless hours of researching on the Internet.

www.libraryspot.com

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.  

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.  

Educational Support Services

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota – is a non-profit organization located in Golden Valley, Minnesota that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have different learning and attention difficulties. This is an important resource since research shows between 30 and 60 percent of children with ADHD also have a learning disability.  

www.ldaminnesota.org

Resource Training & SolutionsNow located in their new office in Sartell, Minnesota.  Resource is a local educational service agency serving schools and families in Central Minnesota since 1976.  They offer a variety of workshops that deal with parenting issues as well as children’s mental health and school staff trainings.  Love and Logic and 1-2-3 Magic parenting classes are offered throughout the year.  Their Media Center provides you the opportunity to check out educational materials on ADHD and children’s mental health.  Check their website for all the information and you may want to request being added to their mailing list so you will receive timely emails on upcoming workshops.  A-D-A-MSM collaborates with Resource Training & Solutions by donating ADHD books, CDs, DVDs to their Media Center and co-sponsoring workshops.  

www.resourcetraining.com

PACER Center – Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights – Founded in 1977, this Minneapolis based organization works to improve the lives of children and young adults who have disabilities.  They offer support to families through parents helping parents and are known for their strong advocacy program.  Information is provided in English, Hmong, Spanish and Somali.  

www.pacer.org

Life Skills

ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Needs to Master – ADD & ADHD Health Center, WebMD, by Stephanie Watson, freelance health writer and editor.

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/features/adhd-life-skills

How Do I Teach My Teen Life Skills Before He Leaves for College? By Patrician Quinn, M.D., ADDitude – The Experts

www.additudemag.com/adhdblogs/11/9681.html

7 Essential Life Skills for Teens – ADDitudeMag.com

www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/1911.html

Legal Rights

ADD and Your Rights by Robert Tudisco, a lawyer who specializes in ADHD, lives in White Plains, New York.

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/3611.html

ADHD Rights: The Americans with Disabilities ACT by M. Ward

www.insideadhd.org/article.aspx?id=286

Education Rights by CHADD The National Resource on ADHD, PDF version of this sheet is available.

www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Educationa/Educational-Rights.aspx

Educational Rights for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D., Duke University

www.helpforadd.com/educational-rights

Federal Laws Pertaining to ADHD Diagnosed Children – PBS show Frontline

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/schools/feds.html

Your Legal Rights at Work by Carl Sherman, Ph.D. a freelance health writer in New York City.

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/931.html

Unique ADHD Resources

Apps are becoming a quick and easy way for those who have ADHD to get help with all kinds of aspects of their lives.  If you are into gadgets, games, books DVD’s and e-books then you’ll be interested in the resources in this section.  For those who prefer working with a real person there is information on that too.  Please note we do not test out these apps.

Apps – A favorite organizational aid among teens and college students who have ADHD and often a life saver for ADHD adults too.  

ADHD-Friendly Apps & Tools

www.additudemag.com/resource-center/time-management-apps-adhd.html

Adult ADHD: There’s an App for That – Storylines by ADDA

https://add.org/adult-adhd-theres-an-app-for-that/

The Best ADHD iPhone and Android Apps of the Year by The Healthline Editorial Team

www.healthline.com/health/adhd/top-iphone-android-apps

Time Management: Best Apps for ADHD Adults by the editors of ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/73/slide-1.html

ADDitudeMag.com – e-books – The topics of diagnosis, treatment, learning and parenting are covered in these resources which are priced from $6.95 to $29.95.  The e-books are downloadable PDF’s, there is no shipping involved.

www.additude.mybigcommerce.com

ADDitudeMag.com – Free Downloads of ADHD and LD Resources – By Topic – You can get free digital booklets, guides and tip sheets from the editors of ADDitude magazine.

www.additudemag.com/resources/free-downloads/

ADD Warehouse – Harvey Parker, Ph.D., who was the co-founder of CHADD, established the ADD Warehouse in 1990.  He has built the largest collection of ADHD education materials in the world.  You will find his catalog is recommended in about every ADHD book that is written and it is highly recommended by almost all health care and mental health care professionals in the United States.

www.addwarehouse.com  

United Video and FilmworksChannel 2020 Store, located in Excelsior, Minnesota

Dr. Russell Barkley Professional Workshops on ADHD

* Overview of ADHD & the 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – Audio set 11/14/12

* Overview of ADHD & 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – DVD 11/14/12

* Addressing the Issues in the Transition from Child to Adolescent to Adult ADHD – DVD 11/14/14

* Advances in the Understanding & Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents – DVD 11/13/14

* ADHD in Adults – Diagnosis, Impairments and Management – CME and Professional CEU’s, DVD 11/14/14

* ADHD Across the Life Span: Diagnosis, Life Course, Management & Comorbidity – 4 Disc DVD Set, 11/15/12

* ADHD in Children & Adolescents: Executive Functioning, Life Course Outcomes & Management, 4 Disc DVD Set,  

  02/17/11  

www.channel2020.com

Life Coaches – this is the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

CoActive Coach – More! with Meg

Website: www.morewithmeg.com

Professional Organizers – these are the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

Heartland Organizing, LLC

Website: wwwheartlandorganizing.com

Organizing and Inspiring Solutions, LLC

Website: www.organizingis.com

Support Groups

Support groups have been around for quite awhile.  They are a good place to share with others who are facing the same challenges with life, medical or mental health issues.  It is a place to learn, discuss and recharge your batteries.  Meetings are usually monthly with some kind of summer break.  The meetings may be free, request a good will offering or have a set charge for each meeting.  The support group facilitator may be a volunteer parent, a social worker associated with an organization or a psychotherapist.  Sometimes a counseling center may offer a support group for their clients.  Some support groups offer participants use of a lending library and may occasionally have a guest speaker on a specific topic of interest.  Online support groups are now offered by a few national ADHD organizations.     

Parent Voices of NAMI St. Cloud – Monthly Meetings – A local support group of parents and caregivers who are raising children with mental health needs in the area.  They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except in July) at Clara’s House, 1564 County Road 134, St. Cloud from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  

For more information email:  parentvoicesofnamisc@gmail.com or go to www.namistcloud.com/parent-voices.html

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota, located in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Offer day and evening support group meetings for adults.  They are a non-profit organization that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have learning and attention difficulties.  On the Home page click on Program and Services and scroll down to Support Groups for all meeting information.  There is a charge for their meetings.

www.ldaminnesota.org  

Here are three online support group options you may want to check out:

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) – This is a national organization that is designed to meet the specific needs of adults who have ADHD.  To learn more about the Virtual Peer Support meetings click on Resources, scroll down to Support Groups.

https://add.org

ADDitudeMag.com – This website is one stop shopping for information on ADHD.  It is a resource that can provide you with hours of information.  On the home page go to Join the Community and click on ADHD Groups.  This will give you all the information about the many different support groups that are available and how to join a group.

www.additudemag.com


Virtual Chapter of CHADD – CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: on the home page of the website click on support and the drop down box will show you two options: Attention Connection and Virtual Chapter.  The Virtual Chapter is all of their Virtual Support Groups.  You will be able to read about each choice and how to access them.

www.chadd.org

Websites

Websites are an integral part of learning in all facets of our lives today. When it comes to ADHD there are hundreds of websites that range from excellent resources of information to very poor. It is always a good idea to read the About Us section and any information that is posted on who oversees the site. Websites are meant to educate you on ADHD and the many related issues, not diagnose and treat. Any and all information you acquire from any website should be shared and discussed with your physician and/or mental health care provider.

Most websites offer free newsletters that are sent either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. This is a good way to have educational information dropped at your computer doorstep regularly saving you search time. It will help you establish a habit of taking a few minutes on a regular basis to do your ADHD homework. You can automatically file the information that needs to be shared with your physician, mental health care provider, other members of your extended family, school, the support group you attend or file it away for a later date.

State and national organizations offer memberships, magazines, workshops, webinars and podcasts. The webinars are usually free or may have a nominal fee for nonmembers. Usually if you aren’t able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time you can sign up to watch it at a later time when you register. Bookstores on websites are routine now. A few of the organizations have big annual events that draw parents, adults with ADHD, educators, medical and mental health professionals and researchers from all over the world.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) – ADDA has been providing information to adults on how to successfully manage their daily living with ADHD for 25years.

https://add.org

ADDitude Magazine – This is a friendly comprehensive educational resource that pulls you in and makes you want to learn more on ADHD. The website has been providing information on ADHD for children and adults since 1998. This website offers hours of educational material and will teach you what to look for in other well rounded websites.

www.additudemag.com

ADD-Plus – This is a website full of parent and kid friendly solutions to ADHD. Dr. John Taylor is the founder and president of ADD-Plus. He has authored over 20 books and over 200 articles on ADHD. His website offers you numerous forms to handle the daily activities of dealing with the disorder. A number of his educational resources are available and may be checked out from the Media Center at Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell, Minnesota (www.resourcetraining.com).

www.add-plus.com

ADDvance – This unique website, created in 2004, addresses the ADHD issues faced by girls and women. The founders Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. are considered to be leading experts on female ADHD. Today the site serves anyone who has ADHD.

www.addvance.com

CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the first national ADHD organizations founded in 1987. They provide information on the disorder from childhood through adulthood. You can also access The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) through CHADD’s website.

www.chadd.org

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) – You can also access NRC through the CHADD website. The center was established in 2002 as a program of CHADD to serve as a national clearinghouse of information and resources on ADHD. It is funded by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The website has the latest evidenced-based information on ADHD and gives you the latest information which you may or may not have heard or read in the news.

www.help4adhd.org

Family Resources

Disclaimer: A-D-A-MSM provides information about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the form of resources, including articles, books, videos and websites, as well as links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities that provide services for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This information and these directories are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by A-D-A-MSM; and to the best of A-D-A-M’s knowledge are true and accurate at the time of publication.  A-D-A-MSM makes no claim, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents found in this information and in these directories, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions.  Although great care is given to the composition and contents provided, A-D-A-MSM cannot guarantee the correctness of the nature and contents of the information.  Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained through these resources does so at his or her own risk.

Recognized Authors, Researchers and Speakers

As you learn more about ADHD you will start to recognize names of the well known leaders in the field of research and education on it.  This is a good skill to have as it helps to cut down on your research and study time.  We have put together a partial list of a few of the more familiar names.

Daniel G. Amen, M.D. – Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist and researcher in brain disorders and the director of Amen Clinics located across the United States.  He is recognized for his work in brain SPECT imaging and the author of numerous books.

www.amenclinics.com

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS – Chris has worked in a number of different fields over the years which include classroom teacher, a school psychologist, lobbyist and consultant on children’s issues to name a few.  She is an author, speaker and a mom to two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD.  Her website offers information on teens who have ADHD.

www.chrisdendy.com  

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – Dr. Hallowell is a nationally recognized leader on ADHD and has been to St. Cloud in the past.  Some of you may have seen him on Oprah, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Fox and Good Morning America to name a few television shows.  His book Driven to Distraction was co-authored with John J. Ratey, M.D. and was a best-seller.  Dr. Hallowell has written many books on different aspects of the disorder and travels the country giving workshops.  He has a positive attitude towards ADHD and that is bound to have a positive affect on you.

www.drhallowell.com

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW – Terry is a psychotherapist and consultant who specializes in working with adults who have ADHD.  Along with being the director of addconsultants.com, she contributes articles to ADDitude Magazine and is the author of the book Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-Its.

www.addconsults.com

Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. – (along with Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C. area and travels all over giving workshops on a number of different topics.  Dr. Nadeau has authored many books on ADHD for adults, college students and teens.  She works with adult ADHD and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Quinn.

www.addvance.com

Melissa Orlov – Melissa has a blog on marriage when one or both partners have ADHD.  She wrote the book The ADHD Effect on Marriage with the foreword of the book written by Dr. Hallowell.

www.adhdmarriage.com

Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. – (along with Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C.  She travels across the country giving workshops and has appeared on numerous television shows and is the author of the best-selling book Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for kids ages 8 to 12 and there is a workbook also.  She continues her work in focusing on the disorder in girls and women and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Nadeau.

www.addvance.com

David Rabiner, Ph.D. – Dr. Rabiner is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.  In 1997 he began publishing Attention Research Update which provides parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators a way to stay informed on the latest research on ADHD. The subscription is free.

www.helpforadd.com/background/

John J. Ratey, M.D., – Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a well known international expert in Neuropsychiatry.  He has authored eight books that have been translated into 14 languages including the best-selling book Driven to Distraction which he wrote with Dr. Hallowell.  Dr. Ratey is an established world authority on the brain-fitness connection.

www.johnratey.com

Nancy Ratey, Ed.M, MCC. SCAC – Nancy is a specialist in working with executives, entrepreneurs and professionals who have ADHD.  She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on coaching adults with ADHD.   Her new ADHD self-coaching book is now available – The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks and Talents.

www.nancyratey.com

Sandra F. Rief, M.A. – Sandra is a speaker, an educational consultant and a best-selling author on how to reach and teach kids and teenagers who have ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  She travels all over the country giving workshops to parents, educators and mental health care providers.

www.sandrarief.com

Larry Silvers, M.D. – Dr. Silvers is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area along with being a Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center.  If you are a regular reader of ADDitude magazine then you are familiar with his frequent articles on ADHD and related issues.  He has over 150 published articles and numerous books – Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD: Second Edition

www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/2111.html

Sari Solden, MS, LMFT – Sari is a psychotherapist and known for her pioneering work in the field of counseling of men and women on the “strengths and struggles of ADHD”.  Along with being the author of two well known books and a speaker, she is currently the editor for the newsletter for ADDA (the national Association for Adults with ADHD).

www.sarisolden.com

John F. Taylor, Ph.D. – Dr. Taylor is a frequent workshop presenter in St. Cloud, Minnesota on ADHD and all the related issues that can accompany the disorder.  His workshops are for parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators.  In September 2014 A-D-A-MSMco-sponsored an evening parent workshop with Resource Training and Solutions which was attended by 120 people.  He is best known for identifying a problem area and then breaking it down for parents so you know exactly how to overcome it and help make your child successful.  His books, CDs and workbooks are parent friendly and will make you successful in dealing with ADHD behavior.

www.add-plus.com

Scientific, safe and reliable information is a must as you start down the road to learning to live with and successfully treat and manage ADHD.  There is no cure.  It is a life long learning process.  Here are some suggested resources you may want to check out.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  How is ADHD diagnosed?  Who can diagnose ADHD? CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – www.chadd.org – provides a complete and thorough educational section on the

disorder in Understanding ADHD.  The About ADHD section will walk you through basic ADHD information such as diagnoses, treatment, professionals who can diagnose and treat it and much more.  This is an important place to start if you or your child is newly diagnosed.  Getting good ADHD information is crucial as you begin to lay the foundation for learning about the disorder and working with your ADHD treatment and management team.  We encourage you to take time to also read the sections For Parents & Caregivers, For Adults and For Professionals

Is ADD/ADHD Genetic? Genes as a Cause of ADD/ADHD by Maximilian Muenke, Ph.D., Kate Berg, Ph.D.
www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/653.html

Common Coexisting Conditions

Coexisting Conditions

www.chadd.org, Understanding ADHD, section ADHD, scroll down to Coexisting Conditions

Learning Disabilities – Experts agree that 30 – 60% of kids with ADHD will have a Learning Disability.  Here are several organizations that offer knowledge and support.   

LDA Minnesota

www.ldaminnesota.org

International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch

www.ida-umb.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

www.smartkidswithld.org

Understood/For Learning and Attention Issues

www.understood.org

Medication

The most frequently asked question we have received over the years from parents and adults with ADHD is whether or not to use medication in the treatment of ADHD.  It is a tough decision because no one wants to take medications if they don’t have to.  Parents and adults with ADHD have the right to have questions and concerns.  

Our organization has the policy that we will never advise a parent or an adult with ADHD to use or not to use medication.  We believe that decision is personal and private between the parents and their physician or the adult and his/her physician.  Thirty years ago there were just a handful of acceptable medications to use.  Today there are many medications used to treat the disorder and new ones being developed all the time.  We do encourage you to educate yourself on the ADHD medications and discuss what you have learned and the questions you have with your physician.

ADHD Medication: Say No to Side Effects by Larry Silvers, M.D.

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/957.html

Talking to Children About Medication for ADD/ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Research Professor, Duke University

www.helpforadd.com/talking-to-children

Update on Medications Used in the Treatment of ADHD by Patricia Quinn, M.D.

www.addvance.com/help/parents/medication.html

Family

ADHD affects the whole family.  It can strain a marriage, cause resentment from siblings, be a source of judgmental tension in the extended family and result in never ending strain and disagreement in divorced homes.  Just as we work on helping our ADHD child or partner/spouse, we have to pay attention to the family also.

ADHD Over Age 50

This is one of the fastest growing segments of the ADHD community.  It is not uncommon for people in their 50s, 60s and 70s to now be diagnosed with the disorder.  As time goes on we will probably be seeing more research and new information coming out on this special population.

ADHD isn’t just for kids.  Here’s what it’s like later in life., by Jen Uscher

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/aging-and-adhd

ADDitudeWebinars

Is It ADHD – or Age?

Parenting & Discipline

ADDitudeMag Home Page – Strategies and Support for ADHD & LD, click on Parenting ADHD Children

www.additudemag.com

Education

Homework Support

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – established in 1996 this early website has grown and gotten better and better over the years.  (Be sure to read about how the website began.)  It is easy to use and covers all school subjects.  The site has been nationally recognized for its comprehensive resources.

www.bjpinchbeck.com

BJ Pinchbeck’s College Companion – This website gives you easy to use information in four categories: Pre-College, Academics, Food and Social.  For example the Pre-College section covers Preparing for College, Scholarships and Financial Aid and Finding a College or University.  Under the Academics heading you will find resource information about Getting Acclimated, Study Skills, All About Careers, Writing Skills, Text Books, Technology and Students with Disabilities.  The Food section gives you easy recipes and tips about ordering out.  The last section (and one you may want to be sure to read) covers Taking Care of Yourself, Living Arrangements, Interpersonal and Organizational Skills, College Life, Dating and Relationships, Health and Safety, Managing Money, Fraternities and Sororities and Taxes.  You will want to visit this website from time to time to see what is new.

www.bjpinchbeck.net

Library Spot – Another free website offered by StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. from Northwestern University.  This is a virtual library that anyone can use who is looking for research information.  It will help you cut down on endless hours of researching on the Internet.

www.libraryspot.com

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.

Educational Support Services

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota – is a non-profit organization located in Golden Valley, Minnesota that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have different learning and attention difficulties. This is an important resource since research shows between 30 and 60 percent of children with ADHD also have a learning disability.

www.ldaminnesota.org

Resource Training & Solutions – Now located in their new office in Sartell, Minnesota.  Resource is a local educational service agency serving schools and families in Central Minnesota since 1976.  They offer a variety of workshops that deal with parenting issues as well as children’s mental health and school staff trainings.  Love and Logic and 1-2-3 Magic parenting classes are offered throughout the year.  Their Media Center provides you the opportunity to check out educational materials on ADHD and children’s mental health.  Check their website for all the information and you may want to request being added to their mailing list so you will receive timely emails on upcoming workshops.  A-D-A-MSM collaborates with Resource Training & Solutions by donating ADHD books, CDs, DVDs to their Media Center and co-sponsoring workshops.

www.resourcetraining.com

PACER Center – Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights – Founded in 1977, this Minneapolis based organization works to improve the lives of children and young adults who have disabilities.  They offer support to families through parents helping parents and are known for their strong advocacy program.  Information is provided in English, Hmong, Spanish and Somali.

www.pacer.org

Life Skills

ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Needs to Master – ADD & ADHD Health Center, WebMD, by Stephanie Watson, freelance health writer and editor.

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/features/adhd-life-skills

Employment

ADHD in the Workplace – ADD & ADHD Health Center, WebMD

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-in-the-workplace

Transitions

Getting There from Here: Easing Transitions with ADHD, a CHADD blog, by Nancy Ratey, Ed.M., MCC, a strategic life coach who works in coaching professionals with ADHD, lives in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

www.Chaddcoach.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-there-from-here-easing.html

Menopause and Mid-Life Transitions for Women with ADD (ADHD) by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

www.addvance.com/help/women/transitions.html

Strategies for Easing Transitions by Karen Gardiner, professional organizer in Alexandria, Virginia.

https://add.org/strategies-for-easing-transitions

Holidays & Vacations

Insurance

ADHD Tip: Know what your health insurance does & doesn’t cover on ADHD & stay current on this information.  

Unique ADHD Resources

Apps are becoming a quick and easy way for those who have ADHD to get help with all kinds of aspects of their lives.  If you are into gadgets, games, books DVD’s and e-books then you’ll be interested in the resources in this section.  For those who prefer working with a real person there is information on that too.  Please note we do not test out these apps.

Apps – A favorite organizational aid among teens and college students who have ADHD and often a life saver for ADHD adults too.  

ADHD-Friendly Apps & Tools

www.additudemag.com/resource-center/time-management-apps-adhd.html

The Best ADHD iPhone and Android Apps of the Year by The Healthline Editorial Team

www.healthline.com/health/adhd/top-iphone-android-apps

Time Management: Best Apps for ADHD Adults by the editors of ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/73/slide-1.html

ADDitudeMag.com – e-books – The topics of diagnosis, treatment, learning and parenting are covered in these resources which are priced from $6.95 to $29.95.  The e-books are downloadable PDF’s, there is no shipping involved.

www.additude.mybigcommerce.com

ADDitudeMag.com – Free Downloads of ADHD and LD Resources – By Topic – You can get free digital booklets, guides and tip sheets from the editors of ADDitude magazine.

www.additudemag.com/resources/free-downloads/

ADD Warehouse – Harvey Parker, Ph.D., who was the co-founder of CHADD, established the ADD Warehouse in 1990.  He has built the largest collection of ADHD education materials in the world.  You will find his catalog is recommended in about every ADHD book that is written and it is highly recommended by almost all health care and mental health care professionals in the United States.

www.addwarehouse.com  

United Video and FilmworksChannel 2020 Store, located in Excelsior, Minnesota

Dr. Russell Barkley Professional Workshops on ADHD

* Overview of ADHD & the 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – Audio set 11/14/12

* Overview of ADHD & 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – DVD 11/14/12

* Addressing the Issues in the Transition from Child to Adolescent to Adult ADHD – DVD 11/14/14

* Advances in the Understanding & Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents – DVD 11/13/14

* ADHD in Adults – Diagnosis, Impairments and Management – CME and Professional CEU’s, DVD 11/14/14

* ADHD Across the Life Span: Diagnosis, Life Course, Management & Comorbidity – 4 Disc DVD Set, 11/15/12

* ADHD in Children & Adolescents: Executive Functioning, Life Course Outcomes & Management, 4 Disc DVD Set,  

  02/17/11  

www.channel2020.com

Life Coaches – this is the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

CoActive Coach – More! with Meg

Website: www.morewithmeg.com

Professional Organizers – these are the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

Heartland Organizing, LLC

Website: wwwheartlandorganizing.com

Organizing and Inspiring Solutions, LLC

Website: www.organizingis.com

Support Groups

Support groups have been around for quite awhile.  They are a good place to share with others who are facing the same challenges with life, medical or mental health issues.  It is a place to learn, discuss and recharge your batteries.  Meetings are usually monthly with some kind of summer break.  The meetings may be free, request a good will offering or have a set charge for each meeting.  The support group facilitator may be a volunteer parent, a social worker associated with an organization or a psychotherapist.  Sometimes a counseling center may offer a support group for their clients.  Some support groups offer participants use of a lending library and may occasionally have a guest speaker on a specific topic of interest.  Online support groups are now offered by a few national ADHD organizations.

Parent Voices of NAMI St. Cloud – Monthly Meetings – A local support group of parents and caregivers who are raising children with mental health needs in the area.  They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except in July) at Clara’s House, 1564 County Road 134, St. Cloud from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

For more information email:  parentvoicesofnamisc@gmail.com or go to www.namistcloud.com/parent-voices.html

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota, located in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Offer day and evening support group meetings for adults.  They are a non-profit organization that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have learning and attention difficulties.  On the Home page click on Program and Services and scroll down to Support Groups for all meeting information.  There is a charge for their meetings.

www.ldaminnesota.org  

Here are three online support group options you may want to check out:

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) – This is a national organization that is designed to meet the specific needs of adults who have ADHD.  To learn more about the Virtual Peer Support meetings click on Resources, scroll down to Support Groups.

https://add.org

ADDitudeMag.com – This website is one stop shopping for information on ADHD.  It is a resource that can provide you with hours of information.  On the home page go to Join the Community and click on ADHD Groups.  This will give you all the information about the many different support groups that are available and how to join a group.

www.additudemag.com
Virtual Chapter of CHADD – CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: on the home page of the website click on support and the drop down box will show you two options: Attention Connection and Virtual Chapter.  The Virtual Chapter is all of their Virtual Support Groups.  You will be able to read about each choice and how to access them.

www.chadd.org

Websites

Websites are an integral part of learning in all facets of our lives today. When it comes to ADHD there are hundreds of websites that range from excellent resources of information to very poor. It is always a good idea to read the About Us section and any information that is posted on who oversees the site. Websites are meant to educate you on ADHD and the many related issues, not diagnose and treat. Any and all information you acquire from any website should be shared and discussed with your physician and/or mental health care provider.

Most websites offer free newsletters that are sent either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. This is a good way to have educational information dropped at your computer doorstep regularly saving you search time. It will help you establish a habit of taking a few minutes on a regular basis to do your ADHD homework. You can automatically file the information that needs to be shared with your physician, mental health care provider, other members of your extended family, school, the support group you attend or file it away for a later date.

State and national organizations offer memberships, magazines, workshops, webinars and podcasts. The webinars are usually free or may have a nominal fee for nonmembers. Usually if you aren’t able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time you can sign up to watch it at a later time when you register. Bookstores on websites are routine now. A few of the organizations have big annual events that draw parents, adults with ADHD, educators, medical and mental health professionals and researchers from all over the world.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) – ADDA has been providing information to adults on how to successfully manage their daily living with ADHD for 25years.

https://add.org

ADDitude Magazine – This is a friendly comprehensive educational resource that pulls you in and makes you want to learn more on ADHD. The website has been providing information on ADHD for children and adults since 1998. This website offers hours of educational material and will teach you what to look for in other well rounded websites.

www.additudemag.com

ADD-Plus – This is a website full of parent and kid friendly solutions to ADHD. Dr. John Taylor is the founder and president of ADD-Plus. He has authored over 20 books and over 200 articles on ADHD. His website offers you numerous forms to handle the daily activities of dealing with the disorder. A number of his educational resources are available and may be checked out from the Media Center at Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell, Minnesota (www.resourcetraining.com).

www.add-plus.com

ADDvance – This unique website, created in 2004, addresses the ADHD issues faced by girls and women. The founders Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. are considered to be leading experts on female ADHD. Today the site serves anyone who has ADHD.

www.addvance.com

CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the first national ADHD organizations founded in 1987. They provide information on the disorder from childhood through adulthood. You can also access The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) through CHADD’s website.

www.chadd.org

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) – You can also access NRC through the CHADD website. The center was established in 2002 as a program of CHADD to serve as a national clearinghouse of information and resources on ADHD. It is funded by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The website has the latest evidenced-based information on ADHD and gives you the latest information which you may or may not have heard or read in the news.

www.help4adhd.org

Medical Links

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – NIMH offers an easy to read and follow overview of ADHD.  You will find this helpful if you are wondering if your child has ADHD or is newly diagnosed.  The information can serve as a starting point to learn about the disorder and will help you develop questions for your healthcare and/or mental healthcare provider.  The information is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from NIMH.

www.nimh.nih.gov

WebMD – Over the years WebMD has created an informative selection of topics on ADHD.  If you are just starting to educate yourself on ADHD or you are wondering if your child might have ADHD then this may be the website for you.  The information is presented in articles, slideshows and videos.  

www.webmd.com

Medline Plus – This is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health (NIH).  The site provides information and topics on ADHD and related issues.  

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Succeeding with ADHD

ADDitudeMag.com has compiled a number of websites that give you famous people in all walks of life who have conquered their ADHD.  We are providing you with just a few websites to check out.  They are proof that ADHD can be successfully treated and managed and you can become successful in life.  It takes hard work.  Read about people who are accomplished, successful and open about the fact they have ADHD.  The disorder does not define them.  ADHD is a part of their life, it isn’t their whole life.

ADHD Athletes: Inspiring Sports with Attention Deficit by Judy Dutton, freelance writer from Brooklyn New York.

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/989.html

Career Advice from the Corner Office: Famous People with ADHD by Lois Gilman, frequent contributor to ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/754.html

15 Celebrities with ADHD – slideshow – by the editors of ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/67/slide-1.html

Famous Female Powerhouses with ADHD, by Karen Barrow, freelance health and science writer in New York City

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8642.html

Howie Mandel on OCD, ADHD and More by Howie Mandel

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8615.html

A-D-A-M’s Booklist

ADHD Tip: Resource Training & SolutionsNow located in their new office in Sartell, Minnesota.  Resource is a local educational service agency serving schools and families in Central Minnesota since 1976.  Their Media Center provides you the opportunity to check out educational materials on ADHD and children’s mental health.  Check their website for all the information.  A-D-A-MSM collaborates with Resource Training & Solutions by donating ADHD books, CDs, DVDs to their Media Center and co-sponsoring workshops.  

www.resourcetraining.com

Early Childhood: (Ages 3-7)
Shelly the Hyperactive Turtle, by Deborah Moss. Shelly knows he’s not like the other turtles. He is always on the move and just can’t sit still. Shelly feels bad. But upon visiting the doctor he finds out what hyperactive means and how some special medicine can help him stop wiggling all the time.

Elementary Students: (Ages 6-12)

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.  

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.  

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy but I Know She’s Crazy About Me, by Lawrence R. Shapiro, Ph.D.  A humorous and touching book about a boy that has all the “classic” ADHD problems at home and in school.  The book shows how a child can feel better by understanding what the disorder is all about.

My Brother’s a World-Class Pain: a Sibling’s Guide to ADHD, by Michael Gordon, Ph.D.  Siblings often feel the brunt of ADHD and have no one to talk to about how the disorder affects them. This book lets siblings see how they fit into the overall picture of living with ADHD.

Adolescence:
Help4ADD@High School, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. This is a book written just for teens and covers issues that are important to them: ways to improve studying, how to get help from your school, how to get along with your parents, dating questions and much more. The book has a Web site format so you can surf the book’s information.

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.  

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.  

College Students:
Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder: Issues and Strategies for Students, Counselors and Educators, by Jennifer S. Bramer, Ph.D.  A realistic look at college life when you have ADHD. The book shows you how to choose the right school, take advantage of campus resources, communicate with the professors and develop good study strategies.

Adults:
Driven to Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD. The authors give you a vivid look at the disorder through the lives of their patients, kids and adults. They cover the importance of good diagnosis, the use of medication and ways to overcome the disorder.

Women: 
Understanding Women with AD/HD, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. and Patricia O. Quinn, MD.  This book takes a look at the gender issues of ADHD.  It covers the importance of appropriate diagnosis for women and the many co-existing conditions such as eating disorders, sleep disorders, PTSD and fibromyalgia to name a few.

ADD in the Workplace:
Choices, Changes and Challenges, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. You will learn how to setup the best work situations for yourself.  Learn how to take charge of your ADHD, improve job performance and social skills and look at the positives of having the disorder.

Individuals Resources

Disclaimer: A-D-A-MSM provides information about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the form of resources, including articles, books, videos and websites, as well as links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities that provide services for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This information and these directories are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by A-D-A-MSM; and to the best of A-D-A-M’s knowledge are true and accurate at the time of publication.  A-D-A-MSM makes no claim, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents found in this information and in these directories, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions.  Although great care is given to the composition and contents provided, A-D-A-MSM cannot guarantee the correctness of the nature and contents of the information.  Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained through these resources does so at his or her own risk.

Recognized Authors, Researchers and Speakers

As you learn more about ADHD you will start to recognize names of the well known leaders in the field of research and education on it.  This is a good skill to have as it helps to cut down on your research and study time.  We have put together a partial list of a few of the more familiar names.

Daniel G. Amen, M.D. – Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist and researcher in brain disorders and the director of Amen Clinics located across the United States.  He is recognized for his work in brain SPECT imaging and the author of numerous books.

www.amenclinics.com

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS – Chris has worked in a number of different fields over the years which include classroom teacher, a school psychologist, lobbyist and consultant on children’s issues to name a few.  She is an author, speaker and a mom to two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD.  Her website offers information on teens who have ADHD.

www.chrisdendy.com  

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – Dr. Hallowell is a nationally recognized leader on ADHD and has been to St. Cloud in the past.  Some of you may have seen him on Oprah, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Fox and Good Morning America to name a few television shows.  His book Driven to Distraction was co-authored with John J. Ratey, M.D. and was a best-seller.  Dr. Hallowell has written many books on different aspects of the disorder and travels the country giving workshops.  He has a positive attitude towards ADHD and that is bound to have a positive affect on you.

www.drhallowell.com

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW – Terry is a psychotherapist and consultant who specializes in working with adults who have ADHD.  Along with being the director of addconsultants.com, she contributes articles to ADDitude Magazine and is the author of the book Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-Its.

www.addconsults.com

Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. – (along with Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C. area and travels all over giving workshops on a number of different topics.  Dr. Nadeau has authored many books on ADHD for adults, college students and teens.  She works with adult ADHD and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Quinn.

www.addvance.com

Melissa Orlov – Melissa has a blog on marriage when one or both partners have ADHD.  She wrote the book The ADHD Effect on Marriage with the foreword of the book written by Dr. Hallowell.

www.adhdmarriage.com

Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. – (along with Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C.  She travels across the country giving workshops and has appeared on numerous television shows and is the author of the best-selling book Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for kids ages 8 to 12 and there is a workbook also.  She continues her work in focusing on the disorder in girls and women and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Nadeau.

www.addvance.com

David Rabiner, Ph.D. – Dr. Rabiner is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.  In 1997 he began publishing Attention Research Update which provides parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators a way to stay informed on the latest research on ADHD. The subscription is free.

www.helpforadd.com/background/

John J. Ratey, M.D., – Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a well known international expert in Neuropsychiatry.  He has authored eight books that have been translated into 14 languages including the best-selling book Driven to Distraction which he wrote with Dr. Hallowell.  Dr. Ratey is an established world authority on the brain-fitness connection.

www.johnratey.com

Nancy Ratey, Ed.M, MCC. SCAC – Nancy is a specialist in working with executives, entrepreneurs and professionals who have ADHD.  She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on coaching adults with ADHD.   Her new ADHD self-coaching book is now available – The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks and Talents.

www.nancyratey.com

Sandra F. Rief, M.A. – Sandra is a speaker, an educational consultant and a best-selling author on how to reach and teach kids and teenagers who have ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  She travels all over the country giving workshops to parents, educators and mental health care providers.

www.sandrarief.com

Larry Silvers, M.D. – Dr. Silvers is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area along with being a Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center.  If you are a regular reader of ADDitude magazine then you are familiar with his frequent articles on ADHD and related issues.  He has over 150 published articles and numerous books – Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD: Second Edition

www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/2111.html

Sari Solden, MS, LMFT – Sari is a psychotherapist and known for her pioneering work in the field of counseling of men and women on the “strengths and struggles of ADHD”.  Along with being the author of two well known books and a speaker, she is currently the editor for the newsletter for ADDA (the national Association for Adults with ADHD).

www.sarisolden.com

John F. Taylor, Ph.D. – Dr. Taylor is a frequent workshop presenter in St. Cloud, Minnesota on ADHD and all the related issues that can accompany the disorder.  His workshops are for parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators.  In September 2014 A-D-A-MSMco-sponsored an evening parent workshop with Resource Training and Solutions which was attended by 120 people.  He is best known for identifying a problem area and then breaking it down for parents so you know exactly how to overcome it and help make your child successful.  His books, CDs and workbooks are parent friendly and will make you successful in dealing with ADHD behavior.

www.add-plus.com

Scientific, safe and reliable information is a must as you start down the road to learning to live with and successfully treat and manage ADHD.  There is no cure.  It is a life long learning process.  Here are some suggested resources you may want to check out.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  How is ADHD diagnosed?  Who can diagnose ADHD? CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – www.chadd.org – provides a complete and thorough educational section on the

disorder in Understanding ADHD.  The About ADHD section will walk you through basic ADHD information such as diagnoses, treatment, professionals who can diagnose and treat it and much more.  This is an important place to start if you or your child is newly diagnosed.  Getting good ADHD information is crucial as you begin to lay the foundation for learning about the disorder and working with your ADHD treatment and management team.  We encourage you to take time to also read the sections For Parents & Caregivers, For Adults and For Professionals

Is ADD/ADHD Genetic? Genes as a Cause of ADD/ADHD by Maximilian Muenke, Ph.D., Kate Berg, Ph.D.
www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/653.html

Common Coexisting Conditions

Coexisting Conditions

www.chadd.org, Understanding ADHD, section ADHD, scroll down to Coexisting Conditions

Learning Disabilities – Experts agree that 30 – 60% of kids with ADHD will have a Learning Disability.  Here are several organizations that offer knowledge and support.

LDA Minnesota

www.ldaminnesota.org

International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch

www.ida-umb.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

www.smartkidswithld.org

Understood/For Learning and Attention Issues

www.understood.org

Medication

The most frequently asked question we have received over the years from parents and adults with ADHD is whether or not to use medication in the treatment of ADHD.  It is a tough decision because no one wants to take medications if they don’t have to.  Parents and adults with ADHD have the right to have questions and concerns.  

Our organization has the policy that we will never advise a parent or an adult with ADHD to use or not to use medication.  We believe that decision is personal and private between the parents and their physician or the adult and his/her physician.  Thirty years ago there were just a handful of acceptable medications to use.  Today there are many medications used to treat the disorder and new ones being developed all the time.  We do encourage you to educate yourself on the ADHD medications and discuss what you have learned and the questions you have with your physician.

ADHD Medication: Say No to Side Effects by Larry Silvers, M.D.

www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/957.html

Talking to Children About Medication for ADD/ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Research Professor, Duke University

www.helpforadd.com/talking-to-children

Update on Medications Used in the Treatment of ADHD by Patricia Quinn, M.D.

www.addvance.com/help/parents/medication.html

Family

ADHD affects the whole family.  It can strain a marriage, cause resentment from siblings, be a source of judgmental tension in the extended family and result in never ending strain and disagreement in divorced homes.  Just as we work on helping our ADHD child or partner/spouse, we have to pay attention to the family also.

ADHD Over Age 50

This is one of the fastest growing segments of the ADHD community.  It is not uncommon for people in their 50s, 60s and 70s to now be diagnosed with the disorder.  As time goes on we will probably be seeing more research and new information coming out on this special population.

ADD & ADHD Health Center Aging and ADHD

ADHD isn’t just for kids.  Here’s what it’s like later in life., by Jen Uscher

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/aging-and-adhd

ADDitudeWebinars

Is It ADHD – or Age?

Taking Care of Yourself

ADHD and Celebrating Success – It’s Good for You! by Marla Cummins, ADHD Coach & Productivity Consultant

www.marlacummins.com/adhd-celebrating-successes-good/

Celebrating Your Successes

Surprising Strategy for ADHD Management: Celebration by Elaine Taylor-Klaus

www.impactadhd.com/maintain-healthy-relationships/lessons-from-celebration/

10 Sanity Savers for ADHD Parents by Kirk Martin

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/125/slide-12.html

Employment

ADHD in the Workplace – ADD & ADHD Health Center, WebMD

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-in-the-workplace

Transitions

Getting There from Here: Easing Transitions with ADHD, a CHADD blog, by Nancy Ratey, Ed.M., MCC, a strategic life coach who works in coaching professionals with ADHD, lives in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

www.Chaddcoach.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-there-from-here-easing.html

Menopause and Mid-Life Transitions for Women with ADD (ADHD) by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

www.addvance.com/help/women/transitions.html

Strategies for Easing Transitions by Karen Gardiner, professional organizer in Alexandria, Virginia.

https://add.org/strategies-for-easing-transitions

Holidays & Vacations

Insurance

ADHD Tip: Know what your health insurance does & doesn’t cover on ADHD & stay current on this information.  

Legal Rights

Education Rights by CHADD The National Resource on ADHD, PDF version of this sheet is available.

www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Educationa/Educational-Rights.aspx

Educational Rights for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D., Duke University

www.helpforadd.com/educational-rights

Federal Laws Pertaining to ADHD Diagnosed Children – PBS show Frontline

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/schools/feds.html

Unique ADHD Resources

Apps are becoming a quick and easy way for those who have ADHD to get help with all kinds of aspects of their lives.  If you are into gadgets, games, books DVD’s and e-books then you’ll be interested in the resources in this section.  For those who prefer working with a real person there is information on that too.  Please note we do not test out these apps.

Apps – A favorite organizational aid among teens and college students who have ADHD and often a life saver for ADHD adults too.  

ADHD-Friendly Apps & Tools

www.additudemag.com/resource-center/time-management-apps-adhd.html

The Best ADHD iPhone and Android Apps of the Year by The Healthline Editorial Team

www.healthline.com/health/adhd/top-iphone-android-apps

Time Management: Best Apps for ADHD Adults by the editors of ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/73/slide-1.html

ADDitudeMag.com – e-books – The topics of diagnosis, treatment, learning and parenting are covered in these resources which are priced from $6.95 to $29.95.  The e-books are downloadable PDF’s, there is no shipping involved.

www.additude.mybigcommerce.com

ADDitudeMag.com – Free Downloads of ADHD and LD Resources – By Topic – You can get free digital booklets, guides and tip sheets from the editors of ADDitude magazine.

www.additudemag.com/resources/free-downloads/

ADD Warehouse – Harvey Parker, Ph.D., who was the co-founder of CHADD, established the ADD Warehouse in 1990.  He has built the largest collection of ADHD education materials in the world.  You will find his catalog is recommended in about every ADHD book that is written and it is highly recommended by almost all health care and mental health care professionals in the United States.

www.addwarehouse.com  

United Video and FilmworksChannel 2020 Store, located in Excelsior, Minnesota

Dr. Russell Barkley Professional Workshops on ADHD

* Overview of ADHD & the 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – Audio set 11/14/12

* Overview of ADHD & 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – DVD 11/14/12

* Addressing the Issues in the Transition from Child to Adolescent to Adult ADHD – DVD 11/14/14

* Advances in the Understanding & Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents – DVD 11/13/14

* ADHD in Adults – Diagnosis, Impairments and Management – CME and Professional CEU’s, DVD 11/14/14

* ADHD Across the Life Span: Diagnosis, Life Course, Management & Comorbidity – 4 Disc DVD Set, 11/15/12

* ADHD in Children & Adolescents: Executive Functioning, Life Course Outcomes & Management, 4 Disc DVD Set,  

  02/17/11  

www.channel2020.com

Life Coaches – this is the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

CoActive Coach – More! with Meg

Website: www.morewithmeg.com

Professional Organizers – these are the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

Heartland Organizing, LLC

Website: wwwheartlandorganizing.com

Organizing and Inspiring Solutions, LLC

Website: www.organizingis.com

Support Groups

Support groups have been around for quite awhile.  They are a good place to share with others who are facing the same challenges with life, medical or mental health issues.  It is a place to learn, discuss and recharge your batteries.  Meetings are usually monthly with some kind of summer break.  The meetings may be free, request a good will offering or have a set charge for each meeting.  The support group facilitator may be a volunteer parent, a social worker associated with an organization or a psychotherapist.  Sometimes a counseling center may offer a support group for their clients.  Some support groups offer

participants use of a lending library and may occasionally have a guest speaker on a specific topic of interest.  Online support groups are now offered by a few national ADHD organizations.     

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota, located in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Offer day and evening support group meetings for adults.  They are a non-profit organization that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have learning and attention difficulties.  On the Home page click on Program and Services and scroll down to Support Groups for all meeting information.  There is a charge for their meetings.

www.ldaminnesota.org  

Here are three online support group options you may want to check out:

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) – This is a national organization that is designed to meet the specific needs of adults who have ADHD.  To learn more about the Virtual Peer Support meetings click on Resources, scroll down to Support Groups.

https://add.org

ADDitudeMag.com – This website is one stop shopping for information on ADHD.  It is a resource that can provide you with hours of information.  On the home page go to Join the Community and click on ADHD Groups.  This will give you all the information about the many different support groups that are available and how to join a group.

www.additudemag.com


Virtual Chapter of CHADD – CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: on the home page of the website click on support and the drop down box will show you two options: Attention Connection and Virtual Chapter.  The Virtual Chapter is all of their Virtual Support Groups.  You will be able to read about each choice and how to access them.

www.chadd.org

Websites

Websites are an integral part of learning in all facets of our lives today. When it comes to ADHD there are hundreds of websites that range from excellent resources of information to very poor. It is always a good idea to read the About Us section and any information that is posted on who oversees the site. Websites are meant to educate you on ADHD and the many related issues, not diagnose and treat. Any and all information you acquire from any website should be shared and discussed with your physician and/or mental health care provider.

Most websites offer free newsletters that are sent either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. This is a good way to have educational information dropped at your computer doorstep regularly saving you search time. It will help you establish a habit of taking a few minutes on a regular basis to do your ADHD homework. You can automatically file the information that needs to be shared with your physician, mental health care provider, other members of your extended family, school, the support group you attend or file it away for a later date.

State and national organizations offer memberships, magazines, workshops, webinars and podcasts. The webinars are usually free or may have a nominal fee for nonmembers. Usually if you aren’t able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time you can sign up to watch it at a later time when you register. Bookstores on websites are routine now. A few of the organizations have big annual events that draw parents, adults with ADHD, educators, medical and mental health professionals and researchers from all over the world.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) – ADDA has been providing information to adults on how to successfully manage their daily living with ADHD for 25years.

https://add.org

ADDitude Magazine – This is a friendly comprehensive educational resource that pulls you in and makes you want to learn more on ADHD. The website has been providing information on ADHD for children and adults since 1998. This website offers hours of educational material and will teach you what to look for in other well rounded websites.

www.additudemag.com

ADD-Plus – This is a website full of parent and kid friendly solutions to ADHD. Dr. John Taylor is the founder and president of ADD-Plus. He has authored over 20 books and over 200 articles on ADHD. His website offers you numerous forms to handle the daily activities of dealing with the disorder. A number of his educational resources are available and may be checked out from the Media Center at Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell, Minnesota (www.resourcetraining.com).

www.add-plus.com

ADDvance – This unique website, created in 2004, addresses the ADHD issues faced by girls and women. The founders Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. are considered to be leading experts on female ADHD. Today the site serves anyone who has ADHD.

www.addvance.com

CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the first national ADHD organizations founded in 1987. They provide information on the disorder from childhood through adulthood. You can also access The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) through CHADD’s website.

www.chadd.org

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) – You can also access NRC through the CHADD website. The center was established in 2002 as a program of CHADD to serve as a national clearinghouse of information and resources on ADHD. It is funded by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The website has the latest evidenced-based information on ADHD and gives you the latest information which you may or may not have heard or read in the news.

www.help4adhd.org

Succeeding with ADHD

ADDitudeMag.com has compiled a number of websites that give you famous people in all walks of life who have conquered their ADHD.  We are providing you with just a few websites to check out.  They are proof that ADHD can be successfully treated and managed and you can become successful in life.  It takes hard work.  Read about people who are accomplished, successful and open about the fact they have ADHD.  The disorder does not define them.  ADHD is a part of their life, it isn’t their whole life.

15 Celebrities with ADHD – slideshow – by the editors of ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/67/slide-1.html

Educator Resources

Disclaimer: A-D-A-MSM provides information about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the form of resources, including articles, books, videos and websites, as well as links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities that provide services for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This information and these directories are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by A-D-A-MSM; and to the best of A-D-A-M’s knowledge are true and accurate at the time of publication.  A-D-A-MSM makes no claim, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents found in this information and in these directories, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions.  Although great care is given to the composition and contents provided, A-D-A-MSM cannot guarantee the correctness of the nature and contents of the information.  Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained through these resources does so at his or her own risk.

Recognized Authors, Researchers and Speakers

As you learn more about ADHD you will start to recognize names of the well known leaders in the field of research and education on it.  This is a good skill to have as it helps to cut down on your research and study time.  We have put together a partial list of a few of the more familiar names.

Daniel G. Amen, M.D. – Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist and researcher in brain disorders and the director of Amen Clinics located across the United States.  He is recognized for his work in brain SPECT imaging and the author of numerous books.

www.amenclinics.com

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS – Chris has worked in a number of different fields over the years which include classroom teacher, a school psychologist, lobbyist and consultant on children’s issues to name a few.  She is an author, speaker and a mom to two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD.  Her website offers information on teens who have ADHD.

www.chrisdendy.com  

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – Dr. Hallowell is a nationally recognized leader on ADHD and has been to St. Cloud in the past.  Some of you may have seen him on Oprah, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Fox and Good Morning America to name a few television shows.  His book Driven to Distraction was co-authored with John J. Ratey, M.D. and was a best-seller.  Dr. Hallowell has written many books on different aspects of the disorder and travels the country giving workshops.  He has a positive attitude towards ADHD and that is bound to have a positive affect on you.

www.drhallowell.com

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW – Terry is a psychotherapist and consultant who specializes in working with adults who have ADHD.  Along with being the director of addconsultants.com, she contributes articles to ADDitude Magazine and is the author of the book Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-Its.

www.addconsults.com

Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. – (along with Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C. area and travels all over giving workshops on a number of different topics.  Dr. Nadeau has authored many books on ADHD for adults, college students and teens.  She works with adult ADHD and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Quinn.

www.addvance.com

Melissa Orlov – Melissa has a blog on marriage when one or both partners have ADHD.  She wrote the book The ADHD Effect on Marriage with the foreword of the book written by Dr. Hallowell.

www.adhdmarriage.com

Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. – (along with Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females.  She is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C.  She travels across the country giving workshops and has appeared on numerous television shows and is the author of the best-selling book Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for kids ages 8 to 12 and there is a workbook also.  She continues her work in focusing on the disorder in girls and women and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Nadeau.

www.addvance.com

David Rabiner, Ph.D. – Dr. Rabiner is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.  In 1997 he began publishing Attention Research Update which provides parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators a way to stay informed on the latest research on ADHD. The subscription is free.

www.helpforadd.com/background/

John J. Ratey, M.D., – Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a well known international expert in Neuropsychiatry.  He has authored eight books that have been translated into 14 languages including the best-selling book Driven to Distraction which he wrote with Dr. Hallowell.  Dr. Ratey is an established world authority on the brain-fitness connection.

www.johnratey.com

Nancy Ratey, Ed.M, MCC. SCAC – Nancy is a specialist in working with executives, entrepreneurs and professionals who have ADHD.  She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on coaching adults with ADHD.   Her new ADHD self-coaching book is now available – The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks and Talents.

www.nancyratey.com

Sandra F. Rief, M.A. – Sandra is a speaker, an educational consultant and a best-selling author on how to reach and teach kids and teenagers who have ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  She travels all over the country giving workshops to parents, educators and mental health care providers.

www.sandrarief.com

Larry Silvers, M.D. – Dr. Silvers is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area along with being a Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center.  If you are a regular reader of ADDitude magazine then you are familiar with his frequent articles on ADHD and related issues.  He has over 150 published articles and numerous books – Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD: Second Edition

www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/2111.html

Sari Solden, MS, LMFT – Sari is a psychotherapist and known for her pioneering work in the field of counseling of men and women on the “strengths and struggles of ADHD”.  Along with being the author of two well known books and a speaker, she is currently the editor for the newsletter for ADDA (the national Association for Adults with ADHD).

www.sarisolden.com

John F. Taylor, Ph.D. – Dr. Taylor is a frequent workshop presenter in St. Cloud, Minnesota on ADHD and all the related issues that can accompany the disorder.  His workshops are for parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators.  In September 2014 A-D-A-MSMco-sponsored an evening parent workshop with Resource Training and Solutions which was attended by 120 people.  He is best known for identifying a problem area and then breaking it down for parents so you know exactly how to overcome it and help make your child successful.  His books, CDs and workbooks are parent friendly and will make you successful in dealing with ADHD behavior.

www.add-plus.com

Scientific, safe and reliable information is a must as you start down the road to learning to live with and successfully treat and manage ADHD.  There is no cure.  It is a life long learning process.  Here are some suggested resources you may want to check out.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  How is ADHD diagnosed?  Who can diagnose ADHD? CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – www.chadd.org – provides a complete and thorough educational section on the

disorder in Understanding ADHD.  The About ADHD section will walk you through basic ADHD information such as diagnoses, treatment, professionals who can diagnose and treat it and much more.  This is an important place to start if you or your child is newly diagnosed.  Getting good ADHD information is crucial as you begin to lay the foundation for learning about the disorder and working with your ADHD treatment and management team.  We encourage you to take time to also read the sections For Parents & Caregivers, For Adults and For Professionals

Is ADD/ADHD Genetic? Genes as a Cause of ADD/ADHD by Maximilian Muenke, Ph.D., Kate Berg, Ph.D.
www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/653.html

Common Coexisting Conditions

Coexisting Conditions

www.chadd.org, Understanding ADHD, section ADHD, scroll down to Coexisting Conditions

Learning Disabilities – Experts agree that 30 – 60% of kids with ADHD will have a Learning Disability.  Here are several organizations that offer knowledge and support.   

LDA Minnesota

www.ldaminnesota.org

International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch

www.ida-umb.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

www.smartkidswithld.org

Understood/For Learning and Attention Issues

www.understood.org

Education

Homework Support

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – established in 1996 this early website has grown and gotten better and better over the years.  (Be sure to read about how the website began.)  It is easy to use and covers all school subjects.  The site has been nationally recognized for its comprehensive resources.  

www.bjpinchbeck.com

BJ Pinchbeck’s College Companion – This website gives you easy to use information in four categories: Pre-College, Academics, Food and Social.  For example the Pre-College section covers Preparing for College, Scholarships and Financial Aid and Finding a College or University.  Under the Academics heading you will find resource information about Getting Acclimated, Study Skills, All About Careers, Writing Skills, Text Books, Technology and Students with Disabilities.  The Food section gives you easy recipes and tips about ordering out.  The last section (and one you may want to be sure to read) covers Taking Care of Yourself, Living Arrangements, Interpersonal and Organizational Skills, College Life, Dating and Relationships, Health and Safety, Managing Money, Fraternities and Sororities and Taxes.  You will want to visit this website from time to time to see what is new.

www.bjpinchbeck.net

Library Spot – Another free website offered by StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. from Northwestern University.  This is a virtual library that anyone can use who is looking for research information.  It will help you cut down on endless hours of researching on the Internet.

www.libraryspot.com

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.  

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.  

Educational Support Services

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota – is a non-profit organization located in Golden Valley, Minnesota that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have different learning and attention difficulties. This is an important resource since research shows between 30 and 60 percent of children with ADHD also have a learning disability.  

www.ldaminnesota.org

Resource Training & SolutionsNow located in their new office in Sartell, Minnesota.  Resource is a local educational service agency serving schools and families in Central Minnesota since 1976.  They offer a variety of workshops that deal with parenting issues as well as children’s mental health and school staff trainings.  Love and Logic and 1-2-3 Magic parenting classes are offered throughout the year.  Their Media Center provides you the opportunity to check out educational materials on ADHD and children’s mental health.  Check their website for all the information and you may want to request being added to their mailing list so you will receive timely emails on upcoming workshops.  A-D-A-MSM collaborates with Resource Training & Solutions by donating ADHD books, CDs, DVDs to their Media Center and co-sponsoring workshops.  

www.resourcetraining.com

PACER Center – Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights – Founded in 1977, this Minneapolis based organization works to improve the lives of children and young adults who have disabilities.  They offer support to families through parents helping parents and are known for their strong advocacy program.  Information is provided in English, Hmong, Spanish and Somali.  

www.pacer.org

Life Skills

ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Needs to Master – ADD & ADHD Health Center, WebMD, by Stephanie Watson, freelance health writer and editor.

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/features/adhd-life-skills

Employment

ADHD in the Workplace – ADD & ADHD Health Center, WebMD

www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-in-the-workplace

Transitions

Getting There from Here: Easing Transitions with ADHD, a CHADD blog, by Nancy Ratey, Ed.M., MCC, a strategic life coach who works in coaching professionals with ADHD, lives in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

www.Chaddcoach.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-there-from-here-easing.html

Menopause and Mid-Life Transitions for Women with ADD (ADHD) by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

www.addvance.com/help/women/transitions.html

Strategies for Easing Transitions by Karen Gardiner, professional organizer in Alexandria, Virginia.

https://add.org/strategies-for-easing-transitions

Legal Rights

Education Rights by CHADD The National Resource on ADHD, PDF version of this sheet is available.

www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Educationa/Educational-Rights.aspx

Educational Rights for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D., Duke University

www.helpforadd.com/educational-rights

Federal Laws Pertaining to ADHD Diagnosed Children – PBS show Frontline

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/schools/feds.html

Unique ADHD Resources

Apps are becoming a quick and easy way for those who have ADHD to get help with all kinds of aspects of their lives.  If you are into gadgets, games, books DVD’s and e-books then you’ll be interested in the resources in this section.  For those who prefer working with a real person there is information on that too.  Please note we do not test out these apps.

Apps – A favorite organizational aid among teens and college students who have ADHD and often a life saver for ADHD adults too.  

ADHD-Friendly Apps & Tools

www.additudemag.com/resource-center/time-management-apps-adhd.html

The Best ADHD iPhone and Android Apps of the Year by The Healthline Editorial Team

www.healthline.com/health/adhd/top-iphone-android-apps

Time Management: Best Apps for ADHD Adults by the editors of ADDitude

www.additudemag.com/slideshow/73/slide-1.html

ADDitudeMag.com – e-books – The topics of diagnosis, treatment, learning and parenting are covered in these resources which are priced from $6.95 to $29.95.  The e-books are downloadable PDF’s, there is no shipping involved.

www.additude.mybigcommerce.com

ADDitudeMag.com – Free Downloads of ADHD and LD Resources – By Topic – You can get free digital booklets, guides and tip sheets from the editors of ADDitude magazine.

www.additudemag.com/resources/free-downloads/

ADD Warehouse – Harvey Parker, Ph.D., who was the co-founder of CHADD, established the ADD Warehouse in 1990.  He has built the largest collection of ADHD education materials in the world.  You will find his catalog is recommended in about every ADHD book that is written and it is highly recommended by almost all health care and mental health care professionals in the United States.

www.addwarehouse.com  

United Video and FilmworksChannel 2020 Store, located in Excelsior, Minnesota

Dr. Russell Barkley Professional Workshops on ADHD

* Overview of ADHD & the 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – Audio set 11/14/12

* Overview of ADHD & 12 Best Principles for Managing a Child or Teen with ADHD – DVD 11/14/12

* Addressing the Issues in the Transition from Child to Adolescent to Adult ADHD – DVD 11/14/14

* Advances in the Understanding & Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents – DVD 11/13/14

* ADHD in Adults – Diagnosis, Impairments and Management – CME and Professional CEU’s, DVD 11/14/14

* ADHD Across the Life Span: Diagnosis, Life Course, Management & Comorbidity – 4 Disc DVD Set, 11/15/12

* ADHD in Children & Adolescents: Executive Functioning, Life Course Outcomes & Management, 4 Disc DVD Set,  

  02/17/11  

www.channel2020.com

Life Coaches – this is the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

CoActive Coach – More! with Meg

Website: www.morewithmeg.com

Professional Organizers – these are the only resource for this specialty we have on file at this time

Heartland Organizing, LLC

Website: wwwheartlandorganizing.com

Organizing and Inspiring Solutions, LLC

Website: www.organizingis.com

Support Groups

Support groups have been around for quite awhile.  They are a good place to share with others who are facing the same challenges with life, medical or mental health issues.  It is a place to learn, discuss and recharge your batteries.  Meetings are usually monthly with some kind of summer break.  The meetings may be free, request a good will offering or have a set charge for each meeting.  The support group facilitator may be a volunteer parent, a social worker associated with an organization or a psychotherapist.  Sometimes a counseling center may offer a support group for their clients.  Some support groups offer participants use of a lending library and may occasionally have a guest speaker on a specific topic of interest.  Online support groups are now offered by a few national ADHD organizations.     

Parent Voices of NAMI St. Cloud – Monthly Meetings – A local support group of parents and caregivers who are raising children with mental health needs in the area.  They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except in July) at Clara’s House, 1564 County Road 134, St. Cloud from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  

For more information email:  parentvoicesofnamisc@gmail.com or go to www.namistcloud.com/parent-voices.html

LDA Minnesota – Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota, located in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Offer day and evening support group meetings for adults.  They are a non-profit organization that specializes in helping individuals of all ages who have learning and attention difficulties.  On the Home page click on Program and Services and scroll down to Support Groups for all meeting information.  There is a charge for their meetings.

www.ldaminnesota.org  

Here are three online support group options you may want to check out:

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) – This is a national organization that is designed to meet the specific needs of adults who have ADHD.  To learn more about the Virtual Peer Support meetings click on Resources, scroll down to Support Groups.

https://add.org

ADDitudeMag.com – This website is one stop shopping for information on ADHD.  It is a resource that can provide you with hours of information.  On the home page go to Join the Community and click on ADHD Groups.  This will give you all the information about the many different support groups that are available and how to join a group.

www.additudemag.com


Virtual Chapter of CHADD – CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: on the home page of the website click on support and the drop down box will show you two options: Attention Connection and Virtual Chapter.  The Virtual Chapter is all of their Virtual Support Groups.  You will be able to read about each choice and how to access them.

www.chadd.org

Websites

Websites are an integral part of learning in all facets of our lives today. When it comes to ADHD there are hundreds of websites that range from excellent resources of information to very poor. It is always a good idea to read the About Us section and any information that is posted on who oversees the site. Websites are meant to educate you on ADHD and the many related issues, not diagnose and treat. Any and all information you acquire from any website should be shared and discussed with your physician and/or mental health care provider.

Most websites offer free newsletters that are sent either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. This is a good way to have educational information dropped at your computer doorstep regularly saving you search time. It will help you establish a habit of taking a few minutes on a regular basis to do your ADHD homework. You can automatically file the information that needs to be shared with your physician, mental health care provider, other members of your extended family, school, the support group you attend or file it away for a later date.

State and national organizations offer memberships, magazines, workshops, webinars and podcasts. The webinars are usually free or may have a nominal fee for nonmembers. Usually if you aren’t able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time you can sign up to watch it at a later time when you register. Bookstores on websites are routine now. A few of the organizations have big annual events that draw parents, adults with ADHD, educators, medical and mental health professionals and researchers from all over the world.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) – ADDA has been providing information to adults on how to successfully manage their daily living with ADHD for 25years.

https://add.org

ADDitude Magazine – This is a friendly comprehensive educational resource that pulls you in and makes you want to learn more on ADHD. The website has been providing information on ADHD for children and adults since 1998. This website offers hours of educational material and will teach you what to look for in other well rounded websites.

www.additudemag.com

ADD-Plus – This is a website full of parent and kid friendly solutions to ADHD. Dr. John Taylor is the founder and president of ADD-Plus. He has authored over 20 books and over 200 articles on ADHD.  His website offers you numerous forms to handle the daily activities of dealing with the disorder. A number of his educational resources are available and may be checked out from the Media Center at Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell, Minnesota (www.resourcetraining.com).

www.add-plus.com

ADDvance – This unique website, created in 2004, addresses the ADHD issues faced by girls and women. The founders Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. are considered to be leading experts on female ADHD. Today the site serves anyone who has ADHD.

www.addvance.com

CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the first national ADHD organizations founded in 1987. They provide information on the disorder from childhood through adulthood. You can also access The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) through CHADD’s website.

www.chadd.org

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) – You can also access NRC through the CHADD website. The center was established in 2002 as a program of CHADD to serve as a national clearinghouse of information and resources on ADHD. It is funded by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The website has the latest evidenced-based information on ADHD and gives you the latest information which you may or may not have heard or read in the news.

www.help4adhd.org

A-D-A-M’s Booklist

ADHD Tip: Resource Training & SolutionsNow located in their new office in Sartell, Minnesota.  Resource is a local educational service agency serving schools and families in Central Minnesota since 1976.  Their Media Center provides you the opportunity to check out educational materials on ADHD and children’s mental health.  Check their website for all the information.  A-D-A-MSM collaborates with Resource Training & Solutions by donating ADHD books, CDs, DVDs to their Media Center and co-sponsoring workshops.  

www.resourcetraining.com

Early Childhood: (Ages 3-7)
Shelly the Hyperactive Turtle, by Deborah Moss. Shelly knows he’s not like the other turtles. He is always on the move and just can’t sit still. Shelly feels bad. But upon visiting the doctor he finds out what hyperactive means and how some special medicine can help him stop wiggling all the time.

Elementary Students: (Ages 6-12)

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.  

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.  

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy but I Know She’s Crazy About Me, by Lawrence R. Shapiro, Ph.D.  A humorous and touching book about a boy that has all the “classic” ADHD problems at home and in school.  The book shows how a child can feel better by understanding what the disorder is all about.

My Brother’s a World-Class Pain: a Sibling’s Guide to ADHD, by Michael Gordon, Ph.D.  Siblings often feel the brunt of ADHD and have no one to talk to about how the disorder affects them. This book lets siblings see how they fit into the overall picture of living with ADHD.

Adolescence:
Help4ADD@High School, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. This is a book written just for teens and covers issues that are important to them: ways to improve studying, how to get help from your school, how to get along with your parents, dating questions and much more. The book has a Web site format so you can surf the book’s information.

Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools And Solutions To Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin,

Copyright September 16, 2010 – The author has more than 20 years of public school teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She is the founder of Educational Connections, Inc. which provides one on one tutoring.  This is a parent/caregiver friendly problem solver to the hassle of homework.  

The book offers you solid information for children age six to 18.  It covers the six homework problem areas: The Disorganized, The Rusher, The Procrastinator, The Avoider, The Inattentive and The Easily Frustrated.  Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories and lots of solutions for you to draw from.  

College Students:
Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder: Issues and Strategies for Students, Counselors and Educators, by Jennifer S. Bramer, Ph.D.  A realistic look at college life when you have ADHD. The book shows you how to choose the right school, take advantage of campus resources, communicate with the professors and develop good study strategies.


Adults:
Driven to Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD. The authors give you a vivid look at the disorder through the lives of their patients, kids and adults. They cover the importance of good diagnosis, the use of medication and ways to overcome the disorder.


Women: 
Understanding Women with AD/HD, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. and Patricia O. Quinn, MD.  This book takes a look at the gender issues of ADHD.  It covers the importance of appropriate diagnosis for women and the many co-existing conditions such as eating disorders, sleep disorders, PTSD and fibromyalgia to name a few.

ADD in the Workplace:
Choices, Changes and Challenges, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. You will learn how to setup the best work situations for yourself.  Learn how to take charge of your ADHD, improve job performance and social skills and look at the positives of having the disorder.