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Useful Websites

ADHD Europe is the umbrella organisation of ADHD support groups throughout Europe.  Hadd is a member of ADHD Europe.
This is the website of ADDA, an organisation for adults with ADHD in the USA. ADDA provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with ADHD lead better lives. They aim to provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADHD and the professionals who serve them.
The objective of this UK site is to promote awareness of ADHD and to provide information and as much free practical help on the condition to adults, children and their families.
The UK National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Group.

AHEAD the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation.
US site with articles, tools, tests and expert resources to help the child improve attention skills and maximize performance. It has separate sections for parents, teachers and other professionals.
The Belfast Education and Library Board site which has a number of very useful guides for parents and teachers on ADD/ADHD.
This is an excellent site based in the USA and is continually updated. With over 20,000 members, CHADD is the leading non-profit organisation serving individuals with ADHD. Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support CHADD provides science-based, evidence-based information about the condition to parents, educators, professionals, the media and the general public.
The US Children with Disabilities online guide is a new initiative by the Co-ordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council). It provides access to a wide range of resources for children with disabilities and their parents.
The US Federal Resource Centre for Special Education supports a nationwide technical assistance network to respond to the needs of students with disabilities, especially students from under-represented populations.
ERIC EC gathers and disseminates professional literature, information and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted. US site.
The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD has been established with funding from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be a national clearinghouse of information and resources concerning AD/HD. This Website answers many questions about AD/HD, and directs to other reliable sources online.
The website of David Rabiner, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Duke University. The Institute of Child Education & Psychology is a European provider of online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and University validated Diploma programmes in special educational needs and psychology for teachers, parents and allied professionals who work with children and young people.
Good advice on the essential attitudes and habits for devising successful IEPs in this US site.
The National Centre for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programmes to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. US site.
MTA study, carried out in the US, was the biggest ever study completed on the treatment of ADHD.

Parents Plus is a charity set up by the Mater Hospital which develops educational materials for parents and children and provides support to professionals working with children and families in the community.

Parentline offer support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent.  Their website gives details of their helpline.
This contains a variety of online resources dealing with ADHD and other topics. Some of Dr. Goldstein’s articles are posted on the site and you can read current and archived articles on learning, childhood resilience, ADHD and autism. US site.

Dr. John Sharry’s website.  John is a social worker and solution focused therapist, an author of ten books on parenting and positive psychology, co-developer of the Parents Plus Programmes and an international workshop leader and trainer. He is also a weekly contributer to the Irish Times Newspaper.  There are many useful resources on his site.
Spectrum Alliance is an Irish umbrella network of disability groups which was established to help promote the work of the organisations involved and also to increase awareness regarding the rights and entitlements of those affected by a range of developmental disorders (hidden disabilities) such as Asperger Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and ADHD in Ireland.
The Children's Clinic, Gorey, Co. Wexford, provides comprehensive evaluations and individualised treatment plans for children with a variety of developmental disabilities and associated learning and behavioural difficulties.