Help Organizations

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

National contact – 800-233-4050
Northern California affiliate – 888-759-9758
Greater Sacramento affiliate – 888-759-9758 - contact: Holly Graff email:
CHADD's primary objectives are to provide a support network for parents, caregivers and adults; to provide a forum for continuing education; to be a community resource and disseminate accurate evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, adults, professionals and the media; to promote ongoing research; and to be an advocate on behalf of the AD/HD community.

National Resource Center on AD/HD
The National Resource Center on AD/HD provides insight into and information regarding issues relating to the legal system, insurance companies and processes, furthering education and other related issues. Website provides up-to-date news articles encompassing ADHD and a bi-monthly e-newsletter that you can subscribe to via email. The website also provides reference links to other helpful websites. Comprehensive Diagnosis/Treatment section describes various symptoms relating to ADHD and provides in-depth information on different methods of treatment.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
CA Chapter – 916-725-7881
This national website contains extensive information for parents and up-to-date news articles. It also has a California Chapter with an abundance of links to other websites and organizations.

California Psychological Association
This links are to Statewide and Sacramento area psychologist referral services.

Books on K-12 and ADHD

  1. Barkley, Russell A. (2000). Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  2. Charney, R. S. & Noddings, N. (2002). Teaching Children to Care: Classroom Management for Ethical and Academic Growth, K-8 (Revised ed.). Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.
  3. Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2004). Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  4. Dawson, P., & Guare, R. (2009). Smart but Scattered. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  5. Denton, P., Kriete. R. & Bechtel, L. (2000). The First Six Weeks of School. Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.
  6. Fletcher, J.M., Lyon, G.R., Fuchs. L.S. & Barnes. M.A. (2007). Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  7. Flick, G.L. (2010). Managing ADHD in the K-8 Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  8. Kriete, R. (2002). The Morning Meeting Book (Revised ed.) Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.
  9. Lougy, R. A., DeRuvo, S.L. & Rosenthal, D. (2007). Teaching Young Children With ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  10. Lougy, R. A., DeRuvo, S.L. & Rosenthal, D. (2009). The School Counselor’s Guide to What to Know and Do to Help Your Students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
    Pfiffner, L.J. (1996). All About ADHD: The Complete Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.
  11. Quinn, P. O., Stern, J.M. Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD (2nd ed.). (Lee, J. Illus.). New York: Magination Press.
  12. *Many of the books for teachers and educators listed above offer advice that applies to parents too!

Books on College and ADHD

  1. Barkin, C. (1999). When Your Kid goes To College: A Parent’s Survival Guide. New York, NY: Avon Books.
  2. Beattie, M. (1987). Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling and Start Caring for Yourself. MN: Hazelden.
  3. Coburn, K., & Treeger, M. (2003). Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th Edition. New York, NY: Harper Collins.
  4. Grossberg, B. (2011). Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD: A guide to keep you (and your parents) sane, satisfied and organized through the admission process. Washington, C.C.: Magination Press.
  5. MJohnson, H., & Schelhas-Miller, C. (2000). Don’t Tell Me What to Do. Just Send Money. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.
  6. Maitland, T., & Quinn, P. (2010). Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Teens with ADHD/LD for College. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association; Magination Press.
  7. Mullendore, R., & Hatch, C. (2000). Helping Your First-year College Student Succeed: A Guide For Parents. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource
  8. Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  9. Pasick, P. (1998). Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Co.
  10. (1997) Parenting for Prevention: How to stop enabling and start empowering kids. MN: Johnston Institute, Hazelton.
  11. Quinn, P. & Maitland, T. (2011). On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press.
  12. Quinn, P., Ratey, N., & Maitland, T. (2000). Coaching College Students with AD/HD: Issues and Answers. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books.

Books on Adulthood and ADHD

  1. Barkley, Russell A. (2010). Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. New York, NY: Guilford Press.