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

Homework Support

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

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

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

www.additudemag.com/how-do-i-teach-my-teen-life-skills

7 Essential Life Skills for Teens – ADDitudeMag.com

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

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

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

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.

Homework Support

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

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

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.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

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

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.

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

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.

Homework Support

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

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

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

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.