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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

NICHCY is the center that provides information (in English and Spanish) to the nation on: - disabilities in children and youth; - programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; - IDEA, the nation’s special education law; and - research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities. NICHCY’s special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). Anyone can use their services—families, educators, administrators, journalists, students.

Review Date: October 27, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, seeks to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the mind, brain, and behavior. NIMH provides a wide range of information based on that research. Publications are available through the NIMH Web site or by calling the NIMH information center for information and to order publications.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional society established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners, and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Occupational therapy is a vital health care service whose practitioners help to restore and sustain the highest quality of productive life to persons recovering from illnesses or injuries, or coping with developmental disabilities or changes resulting from the aging process. Current AOTA membership numbers approximately 42,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 65 foreign countries. AOTA's major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational services; improving consumer access to healthcare services, and promoting the professional development of members.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

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Attention Deficit Disorder Association

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and their families, and parents of children with ADD/ADHD. The association, which comprise of ADD/ADHD support group leaders, parents of ADD/ADHD children, and adults with ADD/ADHD, has for the last five years been involved with Attention Deficit Disorder and its related disorders. ADDA lends its experience to providing educational tools and resources, and advocating on behalf of those afflicted by ADD/ADHD and their families. The association responds to inquiries by mail, telephone, and electronic mail.

Review Date: February 12, 2010

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Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

ADD Resources maintains an active website with over one hundred articles and 200 links to other sites that complement their material. They have compiled two collections of ideas and directories to help the ADHD consumer find the support and services they need. In addition, they provide personalized services through both email and phone requests. ADD Resources hosts 7 support groups for both parents and adults in the Puget Sound area, as well as two webinars each month. They also host a fall conference and one or two workshops for teachers, parents and/or adults each year. Membership with ADD Resources is strongly encouraged.

Review Date: August 30, 2012

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Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents. CHADD's National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC) serves as a national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on AD/HD.

Review Date: August 26, 2011

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a tax-exempt public charity established in 1979 dedicated to providing funds for research and education and the promotion of public awareness of both children and adults with learning disabilities. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, and for the accurate identification, ongoing evaluation and complete education of, and services for, children and adults with learning disabilities. The Foundation solicits grant proposals for research projects and related activities directed towards identifying the cause, and developing methods of prevention and treatment of learning disabilities, particularly where there is unmet need.

Review Date: May 03, 2011

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