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Online forums are great. Also if you can find a local support group or CHADD chapter in your area – if you attend you can ask about local doctors. And often the speakers are also professionals and doctors who can help you. If you can’t attend, you can still check out who the speakers and facilitators are, and contact them directly for support and referrals.

from the website:
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. At that time, one could turn to very few places for support or information. Many people seriously misunderstood ADHD. Many clinicians and educators knew little about the disability, and individuals with ADHD were often mistakenly labeled “a behavior problem,” “unmotivated,” or “not intelligent enough.”

And remember – you have ‘gut’ instincts, and know more than you realize. It’s good to consult others, but also remember to listen to your inner voice to create action plans for yourself and your child.

Fly Lady has been my online ‘support’ for years. Check her out!

Our family resisted using medications initially, eventually tried them and were amazed at the changes. Yet medication alone was not the key. It was a combination of meds and behavior changes, habits, diet, practice, persistence, education, community and remembering to practice unending love – of child and self.

Best wishes to you!