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Bring understanding of ADHD into the light.


What is ADHD?


What is ADHD? An extensive article from the National Institute of Mental Health

The same article, divided into shorter posts:
What is ADHD? –  NIMH ADHD section

7 Facts you Need to Know about ADHD by the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition

ADHD Awareness – What’s next? by Jennie Friedman

Think you Understand ADHD? Don’t Leave out the Best Parts! by Yafa Luria Crane

ADHD: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – NIMH Fact Sheet (National Institute of Mental Health)

ADHD Websites – From Starter Information to Comprehensive Coverage – Compiled by Joan Jager

13 Classic Books on ADHD – Compiled by Joan Riley Jager

TDAH – ADHD en Espanol – Compiled by Joan Jager


Diagnosis and Treatment

ADHD Diagnostic Criteria: DSMV

ADHD Screening Tests Compiled by Joan Jager

6 Questions for Recognizing ADHD in Adults

Version of the WHO ADHD Adult Self-Report Scale

Diagnosis and Treatment Concerns: The Ideal versus Reality by Joan Jager

The ADD Journey: Help for the Road Ahead by Cynthia Hammer, MSW

Who can Diagnose ADHD? by Joan Jager

Questions to Ask Before Scheduling an Appointment by Cynthia Hammer

A PHYSICIAN’S PERSPECTIVE on ADHD Medications by Theodore Mandelkorn, MD – 2011

Why I Choose to Medicate my ADHD Child by Diane Dempster

Treatment for ADHD and Addiction by Trey Dyer

Children with ADHD

Parent to Parent: What you need to know about ADHD – an open letter from a parent who’s been there,  Alisha Leigh (Pseudonym)

How to Accept your Child’s Diagnosis: Even When it Hurts  by Elizabeth Lewis

On ADHD: Parent to Parent –  3 personal articles sharing their best advice for fellow parents

5 Tips to Make Life Easier for You as an ADHD Parent by Diane Dempster

ADHD – How it’s Different in Girls by Marj Harrison, MA, Ed.M

Bill of Rights for Children with ADHD by Ruth Harris

Four Things Every Successful Super-Mom (and Dad) Knows – Self-care for better self-control – by Diane Dempster

Organization for Children: Supporting Executive Functions – Strategies for Home and School by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M, ACAC

7 Questions to Help Parents and Children with ADHD Succeed with Homework by Sarah Jane Keyser

Time Management – It’s a Family Affair – 3 part article by Coach Cindy Goldrich

Why I Choose to Medicate my ADHD Child by Diane Dempster

What to Do When the Medication Wears Off by Diane Dempster

Kids ADHD Page – Things to read, do and watch – Compiled by Joan Jager

Encouraging Self-Advocacy in Teens – by Joan Jager

Getting Rid of the Gremlins – Parents, Silence your Inner Critics by Diane Dempster


ADHD at School

ADHD and Children: What Teachers Need to Know by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC

Increase On-task Performance in Students with ADHD Teachers’ Workshop by Mary Fowler

Casting a Wider Net: Section 504 Revisions  – Intensive review – What  will qualify a student for a 504 plan and what abilities should not disqualify them under the law – by Lisa M. LaVardera, Esq

How can I work with my child’s school?

8 Tips to Help you be your Child’s Advocate by Mary Fowler

Become an Effective Advocate for Your Child with ADHD – Helpful Articles, Advocacy Training, eBooks, Support, and Websites – Compiled by Joan Jager

Adults with ADHD

Can adults have ADHD?

Against the Wind: How it Feels to be a Women with ADHD by Elizabeth Lewis

No Hits, No Runs, Many Errors…The ADHD Slump in Adulthood by Marj Harrison, MA, Ed.M.

The ADD Journey: Help for the Road Ahead by Cynthia Hammer, MSW, ACSW

My Emotional Journey with ADHD by Cynthia Hammer, MSW, ACSW

Unconditional Acceptance of Yourself by Leo Babauta

Be the Best Version of Yourself: Explore your Strengths by Marla Cummins

Self Advocacy for ADHD: Know yourself – Tools for self-discovery by Joan Jager

Manage your Life, House, and Home with ADHD – 9 tips to build routines by Joan Riley Jager

The Quick Start Guide to a Decluttered Home – Practical and emotional strategies by Leo Babauta

9 Ways to Get Organized with Minimal Effort By Donna Smallin Kuper

ADHD and the Practice of Gratitude by Kari Miller Ph.D.

 7 things about ADHD I wish I had always known by Drew Dakessian

7 + Steps to get Fit Gradually by Leo Babauta

12 Great Strategies that Help ADHers Thrive by Linda Walker

16 Steps to Better Self-Esteem with ADHD by Kari Taylor-Hogan of ADDing to the Mayhem: MOMX3 with ADHD – “We put the fun in dysfunctional.” Helping get the word out about self-esteem.

20 Momentum Strategies to Combat Procrastination by ADHD coach Sue West

How I “Fixed” my ADD Husband by Linda Walker

20 Tools to Enhance your Memory by ADHD coach Marla Cummins

6 Steps to Survive ADHD Overwhelm – Learn to Plan Your Day by Sarah Jane Keyser

ADHD Choices: Things I CAN do! by Happy (aka Megan)

How to Take Action When You’re Not Interested by Marla Cummins

ADHD and Sleep Issues from A to Zzzzz by Linda Walker

Getting Started with the Discipline Habit – Mindfully – Just do it! by Leo Babauta

You’re Not Doing Life Wrong – You’re enough – by Leo Babauta

Treatment for ADHD and Addiction by Trey Dyer

I want to change my ADHD life. What can I do? A series of short articles by Sarah Jane Keyser


Time Management

8 Techniques to Combat Procrastination When you Have ADHD by Marla Cummins

Time Management – It’s a Family Affair! –  by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M, ACAC

20 Momentum Strategies to Combat Procrastination by ADHD coach Sue West

Get Unstuck – Tips for easier Daily Transitions When you have ADHD by Marla Cummins

ADHD and Time: 4 Steps to Getting Places on Time by Marla Cummins



Avoiding ADHD Blowups at Work by Linda Walker

Managing Overwhelm at Work by Kari Miller

How to Ask for Accommodations at Work Without Coming Out About ADHD by Linda Walker

Employees with ADHD – Ideas for Accommodations – Job Accommodation Network

6 Tips for Working at Home with ADHD by Sarah Jane Keyser



ADHD Websites – From Starter Information to Comprehensive Coverage – Complied by Joan Jager

Become an Effective Advocate for Your Child with ADHD – Helpful Articles, Advocacy Training, eBooks, Support, and Websites – Compiled by Joan Jager

Kids ADHD Page – Things to read, do and watch – Compiled by Joan Jager

Encouraging Self-Advocacy in Teens – by Joan Jager

TDAH – ADHD en Espanol – Compiled by Joan Jager

Find Treatment and Support for ADHD


What is ADHD? and Procrastination – How to ADHD YouTube channel with Jessica McCabe. Informative and fun.

ADHD Awareness MinuteIn honor of ADHD Awareness Month, we’re featuring a short video clip from Rick Green of Totally ADD.

Understand Emotions and Motivation in High School Students with Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. (Presentation in 3 parts)

This is How you Treat ADHD based on Science – Russell Barkley, Ph.D. Creating external scaffolding to support Executive Functions – Behavior modification techniques. Specific strategies for time and organization management that work. (13-minute video)

Mere Existence? When everything that can go wrong, does —  you might as well laugh. Have a little fun with Lev Yaniv’s videos

Our complete collection of ADHD Videos

ADHD Life Newsletters

Tis the Season: ADHD Style – December 2017

Enjoying a less stressful holiday season is a challenge. Simple organizing advice will help you get your house in order, but the practice of gratitude and the value of forgiveness can really help you enjoy your time together with friends and family.  Two fun videos and a report of recent research of the ADHD brain add to our understanding of ADHD.

From Discovery to Acceptance: Strategies for ADHD

Finding your way along the winding path of the ADHD Journey isn’t easy, but we have resources for finding treatment and support.  Productivity, planning, and organization tips are everywhere, but the key is creating strategies in line with how the ADHD brain works and that fit your unique needs.

ADHD Awareness: Understanding + Intervention = Positive Change   October 2017

October is ADHD Awareness month. With new understanding, you can choose to change your own or a loved one’s life for the better. The choice is yours. The focus is on parents this month, but there’s a little something for everyone.

ADHD Life: Beyond a Textbook Understanding    September 2017

Change your perspective and learn to thrive with ADHD.  Never stop learning and adapting. Lots of help for parents in both written and video formats. The role of Choice in accepting responsibility for your own treatment.

Accepting Life with ADHD: Acceptance and Connection  August 2017  

How does it feel to have ADHD? – ADHD and Shame – Unconditional Self-acceptance – Know how your brain works – Accepting your child’s diagnosis

July 1, 2017 Newsletter – ADHD Life

Self-care and organization tips for you and your family. You’re in this together. (Plus 2 short videos)

June 7, 2017 – ADHD Life Newsletter 

ADD FreeSources’ July 2017 Newsletter – ADHD Screening tests, Recommended Websites, Medication Rating Scales, Essential reading and Featured articles

May 30, 2017 –  ADD freeSources’ Newsletter

For kids, parents or adults with ADHD. Things to know, steps to take and accepting ADHD.

May 21, 2017 ADHD Life Newsletter – Tools for Discovering your Strengths 

Tools for self-discovery to better manage ADHD. Advocate for yourself by using your strengths to meet your challenges.  – Compiled by Joan Jager



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