Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorder in Canada. Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of people.   It is recognized by medical associations and government health agencies as a medical disorder and is not caused by parenting.  A person with ADHD has differences in brain development that can include difficulties with paying attention, sitting still and controlling impulsive behaviour.  Although everyone can have trouble with these things at times, in ADHD these difficulties are so persistent and pervasive that they affect every day functioning at home, school or work  and in the community.

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada

The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

Handout on ADHD

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (U.S. Organization)   

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (York Region Chapter) offer a variety of resources and supports for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD and their families.

ADDitude Magazine is an online publication that is geared toward parents of kids with ADHD and adults with ADD.  It features articles and webinars about a variety of topics of interest in this area and has an extensive online library of free webinars and resources.  

ADHD Dude is a website focused on social learning in boys with ADHD. 

Many YouTube videos for parents and kids on selected topics that may be of interest are available on Youtube as well at #ADHDDude.

How to ADHD includes videos for adults to understand ADHD in themselves or others (geared to youth and adults with ADHD).