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ADHD Awareness: ADD Advocacy Resources

Dispel common myths about attention deficit disorder. Essential articles, expert Q&As, tools & checklists, and resources about ADD ADHD and learning disabilities.

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Spread the Word About ADHD

ADHD is a medical disorder affecting more than 15 million Americans. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of doubters out there. That's why we suggest that you become an activist. Download this PDF to help you get started.

Snappy Comebacks to ADD Doubters

Powerful responses to common (and grating) misconceptions about ADHD.

25 Things to Love About ADD

Why you should be proud of your ADD.

Raise ADHD Awareness

Celebrate ADHD! Celebrate ADHD awareness!

Fact #1: The National Institutes of Health, American Psychiatric Society and the U.S. Department of Education, among other leading medical, psychological and educational organization, recognize attention deficit disorder as a real, legitimate diagnosis that affects more than 15 million Americans.

Fact #2: Despite all this, copious doubters continue to voice their skepticism about ADD/ADHD and its treatments.

Fact #3: ADDitude is here to help you stand up for yourself, speak intelligently about ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities, and help others see this condition for what it is.

These resources are designed to help you do just that.

Essential Articles

Knowledge Is Power
Change public opinion about ADHD with reader questions and expert answers from our archives.

7 Myths About ADD... Debunked!
The truth about seven mistaken beliefs about ADHD.

Act Locally
How to start a support group in your area.

Coping With Skeptics
11 answers to common misconceptions about ADD.

Myths About ADD/ADHD
Fight misinformation with the harsh light of truth.

Overcoming the ADHD Stigma
An expert psychologist shares his secrets for fighting ADD/ADHD stereotyping.

Speaking Up for ADHD
Three ways to help friends and family understand that ADHD is a real disorder with real symptoms and real solutions.

Tell the World About ADD
How to share your ADHD story — and why it’s so important.

Expert Q&As

Explaining ADHD to Doubters
"How can you prove to others that your ADHD behaviors and symptoms are not your choice but rather the cause of ADHD?"

More Expert Q&As...

Tools & Checklists

Everyday Ways to Be an ADHD Advocate
Help others understand ADHD.

More Tools & Checklists...

Outside Resources

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – CHADD

Attention Deficit Disorder Association – ADDA

The Importance of ADHD Awareness

More Resources...

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