In the English language contexts could be useful:
1.The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) www.add.org
This association is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. We are an international non-profit organization founded over twenty-five years ago to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. Since its inception, ADDA has become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about adult ADHD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD.
Supporting adults with ADHD has led ADDA to focus its efforts on the life stages where adults with ADHD struggle most:
· Adults with ADHD seeking support and connection throughout the lifespan
ADDA offers support, resources, and connection to adults with ADHD and their loved ones. The ADDA Ambassadors are volunteers who reach out to newcomers and provide a helping hand at conferences and throughout the year. ADDA hosts virtual support groups for adults with ADHD to forge connections and share information. ADDA also offers educational webinars to help members build skills and receive up-to-date, accurate information on living successfully with ADHD.
· The Transition to Post-Secondary Education
The transition from high school to post-secondary education is traditionally a difficult step, fraught with challenges and roadblocks for adults with ADHD. Students with ADHD are more likely to struggle with academic under-achievement and that is why ADDA has endeavored to ease this transition by developing programming exclusively for post-secondary students. ADDA’s dedicated professionals routinely provide information and strategies so that adults with ADHD don’t just survive in school, but thrive there.
· Adults with ADHD in the Workplace
ADHD affects 4.4% of U.S. adults. According to a 2012 U.S. economic impact study of ADHD, the overall national annual incremental costs of adult ADHD ranged from $105-$194 billion. Productivity and income losses account for $87 – $138 billion. Furthermore, a 2006 study by the World Health Organization (WHO) determined that untreated adults with ADHD lost an average of 22 days of productivity per year. ADHD is among the most prevalent mental disorders in the U.S., yet is widely ignored by employers. ADDA’s Workplace Issues Committee develops training materials to help managers and HR professionals understand ADHD’s influence in the workplace. They also provide a toolkit for HR professionals to assist people with ADHD regarding ADHD performance issues and accommodations requests.
· Adults with ADHD in the Criminal Justice System
While estimated prevalence rates of ADHD in the general population range from 4 to 8%, it is estimated that 25 to 40% of inmates in the criminal justice system have ADHD most undiagnosed and untreated. This significant overrepresentation of ADHD in the prison population is cause for great concern, especially since incarceration could have been avoided altogether if ADHD symptoms were properly identified and managed. ADDA is the only organization addressing over-representation of individuals with ADHD in prisons through screening and unique coaching support. ADDA’s justice programming has significantly reduced recidivism rates and created productive citizens, safer communities, more secure correctional institutions and provided considerable savings to taxpayers.
2. CHADD - A Non-Profit Organization http://www.chadd.org/
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 ADHD. In addition to our informative website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine, Attention weekly, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.
CHADD does not endorse, recommend, or make representations with respect to the research, services, medication, treatments or products on the website.
3. New Zealand ADHD Association http://www.adhd.org.nz/
Our mission is to educate, support and advocate for those affected by ADHD by:
• Providing a repository of information accessible to all.
• Assisting people in making informed choices.
• Being a centre of excellence for services offered.
• Being a credible national voice.
ADDitude is one of the leading destinations for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. Founded in 1998 by Ellen Kingsley, an award-winning journalist with a unique ability to convey credible information with empathy and inspiration, ADDitude magazine has provided clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for almost 10 years.
ADHD Aware empowers people with ADHD while raising awareness and changing public opinion about this serious disease. ADHD Aware believes that because we know that community has the power to boost self-esteem, bring families together and change lives.
The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, is a national, non-profit,umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. CADDAC is committed to increasing the understanding of ADHD, therefore decreasing the stigma of ADHD by providing up-to-date scientific information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
7. LD Online
LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
Created for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and those affected by it, (family, employers, health professionals, etc.) Totally ADD liberates people from fear, shame, and stigma. Through education, humor, and social interaction, Totally ADD provides the tools and support people need to create a life they love.