National Institute of Mental Health: ADHD (Spanish)
¿Tiene su hijo problemas para prestar atención? ¿Él o ella habla sin parar o no puede quedarse quieto/a? ¿Le es difícil a su hijo controlar su comportamiento?
Para algunos niños, estos pueden ser síntomas de trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad o TDAH.
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS, pronounced “Alice”) is the provincial gateway to help Albertans plan and achieve educational and career success.
This website has resources for helping you to plan your career, thinking about your education, looking for work, being successful at work. If you are thinking about post-secondary or going into the workforce, then this website should be on your list of sites to check out.
Visit the ALIS website now.
LD OnLine.org seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
This is an American based site, however they have many helpful resources on learning disabilities and ADHD.
They also have resources in Spanish.
Visit the LD Online website now. (Website)
CHADD – The National Resource on ADHD
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the United States’ leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.
CHADD was founded in 1987 and produces the bi-monthly Attention magazine for members.
The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) is the CDC-funded national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about ADHD.
Visit the CHADD website now. (English)
Visit the CHADD website now. (Spanish)
This website was developed by Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.
Both are internationally recognized authorities on ADHD and the authors of many books for children, teens, and adults.
Initially, ADDvance.com was focused only on the needs of women and girls with ADHD, and their new site has been developed to address the varied needs of all people with ADHD across the lifespan.
Visit the ADDvance website now.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a non-profit professional association in the United States whose mandate is facilitating psychiatric care for children and adolescents by providing information for families and professionals.
Visit the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry site now.
CADDAC – Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
The Centre for ADHD/ADD Advocacy, Canada (CADDAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals with ADHD across Canada.
CADDAC organizes, builds and presents up-to-date scientifically based, educational programs; actively advocates to government and institutional decision makers for changes that will benefit those with ADHD, their families and care providers; provides one on one support and information to parents and adults with ADHD; provides networking between ADHD groups across Canada, and strives to increase the awareness and understanding of ADHD on all levels.
Visit the CADDAC site now.
CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA). This website is primarily for physicians, but there is content for parents and children under the “public info” type.
This well-organized website provides up to date information for physicians, educators, parents and individuals with ADHD. Information appropriate for different audiences is easy to find and is provided in different formats:
- Print materials
- Links to other recommended websites.
CADDRA (French). Canadian THADA Resource Alliance (CADDRA). Ce site est principalement pour les médecins, mais il y a du contenu pour les parents et les enfants dans le cadre du “public info” type. Ce site est disponible en français et en anglais.
This site is available in both French and English.
Visit the CADDRA website.
This Canadian website provides entertaining and credible information on ADHD with a focus on adults with ADHD. TotallyADD provides practical information with a healthy dose of humour.
For teachers, the information provided on this site can be very useful in understanding the lifelong challenges faced by their students with ADHD – and the hope for success when supports are provided.
Visit the TotallyADD website now.
This excellent Canadian website has many relevant resources for teachers.
The TeachADHD project began at the Brain and Behaviour Research program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and has evolved through the hospital’s Community Health Systems Resource Group’s “Teach for Success” initiative.
Visit the Teach ADHD website now.
National Institute of Mental Health: ADHD (Spanish)
This webpage provides excellent information for parents who may wonder if their child has ADHD or if their child has recently received a diagnosis of ADHD.
Information is provided about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for ADHD as well as conditions that coexist with the disorder.
Suggestions for how to work with your child’s school and special considerations for teens and adults with ADHD are also provided.
Visit the National Institute of Mental Health: ADHD website now. (Spanish)
Attention Magazine is published by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
CHADD provides an excellent magazine exclusively related to attention difficulties.
You must be a member of CHADD to gain access to the digital version of the magazine.
Read more about Attention Magazine here. (Website)
ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton
For individuals who live in the Edmonton area or for those who want more resources, the ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton provides information and resources, guest speakers, and support groups for individuals and their families.
Visit the ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton now. (Website)
The Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary
AAFS Provides Respite Care in a Recreational Environment for children, youth and adults on the Autism Spectrum; including but not limited to Autism, Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder.
Visit The Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society of Calgary website now. (Website)
Autism Calgary provides support groups, workshops, and resources to individuals with Autism, and their families.
Visit the Autism Calgary website now. (Website)
ADHD Awareness Danmark (Danish)
ADHD Awareness Danmark arbejder for at fremme viden, forståelse og accept af børn, unge og voksne med ADHD og deres familier samt bidrage til et mere nuanceret billede af ADHD.
ADHD Awareness Denmark works to promote knowledge, understanding and acceptance of children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and their families and contribute to a more balanced view of ADHD.
Visit ADHD Awareness Danmark (Danish) now. (Website)
Bookshare Canada, the world’s largest online library for individuals with print disabilities, offers a wide range of books including bestsellers, novels, children’s books, mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, foreign-language books, and more, direct from publishers.
Bookshare is free if you qualify as a Canadian with a print disability. This can be of benefit if you have a diagnosed learning disability along with your ADHD.
To find out if you qualify and to learn how to register, visit their website.
Visit the Bookshare Canada website now. (Website)
ADHD Kids Rock!
The ADHD Kids Rock! website was created by a 15-year-old youth with ADHD, living in Langley, BC who wanted to provide a resource for other youth who have ADHD.
This website has a youth forum and blog and is geared directly to youth with ADHD.
Visit the ADHD Kids Rock website now.
The Understood.org website was developed with the input from parents whose children had learning challenges.
This is a wonderful resource for parents and professionals and talks about many different aspects of learning disabilities and ADHD.
Visit Understood.org now. (English)
Visit Understood.org now. (Spanish)
Frequently Asked Questions Videos (CADDAC) – English and French
The ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ consists of a list of all the ADHD questions most frequently asked by patients, their families and physicians/colleagues.
Each question is answered by a pool of Canadian experts in ADHD.
These videos provide great information to parents and youth about several topics related to ADHD, including diagnosis, medication, non-medication options, and follow-up.
Visit the CADDAC website now.
Easy Daysies are magnetic visual schedules that you can customize to suit any routine for your child. Many children, especially those with ADHD, benefit from using visual schedules because they give them a sense of control over their day by decreasing anxiety about what is coming next
Visual schedules can be used at home (e.g., morning hygiene routine, bedtime routine) or at school (e.g., how to start an assignment, the day’s activities) and are an important part of managing your ADHD.
This product is carried by Scholar’s Choice and Staples in Calgary. The website gives other retail options.
Visit their website now.
Annick Vincent, M.D. – Information on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder / Portrait du TDAH
Dr. Vincent provides excellent information for children and adults with ADHD. This is a Canadian website that provides information on ADHD for both parents and professionals.
Le Dr Vincent constitue une excellente source d’informations pour les enfants et les adultes atteints du TDAH. Il s’agit d’un site Web canadien qui fournit de l’information sur le THADA tant pour les parents que pour les professionnels. Certains des sujets abordés incluent les stratégies, de sommeil, d’appétit et de médicaments. Ce site Web fournit également des renseignements, en français et en anglais.
Dr. Vincent provides excellent information for children and adults with ADHD. This is a Canadian website that provides information on ADHD for both parents and professionals. Some of the topics covered include strategies, sleep, appetite, and medication. This website also provides information in both French and English.
Visit this website now. (Website)
Portrait du TDAH – Dr Annick Vincent dans cette brève vidéo, le Dr Vincent fournit un aperçu des AD/HD, l’importance d’obtenir évaluées et traitées de manière à améliorer la qualité de vie.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. Our core membership consists of more than 85 accredited community-based children’s mental health centres that serve children and their families annually. Services are provided at no cost to clients.
For anyone looking for general information about ADHD check out the CMHO’s page that includes multilingual resources (e.g., Punjabi, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, French and Italian).