If you or a family member has ADHD, I encourage you to get the help, information and support to help you with your individual situation. Review the ideas below and please add any of your own in the comments section.
The internet has a vast amount of information regarding ADHD. I recommend the following websites as great places to start doing your research.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- National Resource Center on ADHD
- Center for Disease Control
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Wherever you do your internet research, be sure that the site you are using is fact based and not trying to scare you into anything.
Books are another great place to do research. A few of my favorites are listed below.
- For Adults
- For Children and Teens (Please read first to determine whether a book is a good fit for your child. )
- For Parents
Build Your Support Network
When you or a family member has ADHD, building a support network of friends, family and qualified professionals is helpful.
With friends and family, think about ways they might be able to help provide structure for you or someone else in the family. For example, sometimes having a favorite aunt check in about homework can help both you and your child focus on other priorities. For yourself, a friend might be able to help you brainstorm some solutions to a nagging problem like time management or organization.
There are, of course, many different professionals who can help you and in many different ways. Think about them as an interconnected team all focused on helping you. With client permission, coaches can work with your physician, therapist and school personnel to help coordinate your support.
Groups are another way that individuals with can get help with ADHD. The support of a coach/leader along with the support of fellow group members can provide significant benefit. On March 2, 2011, I will be launching a new program with fellow ADHD Coach, Dale Davison. Learn more about the program here: S.O.S. Systemized. Organized. Supported.
How do you get help with your ADHD?
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