There are lots of ADHD resources out there for parents of ADHD kids. You just need to know where to look. In this article I want to outline where and how you can find these ADHD resources and how they can help you to raise a happy well adjusted child which is probably the aim of all parents worldwide!
Any child who may have a learning disability because of ADHD or any other reason may be entitled to accommodations or special education services to help him or her so that the differences are compensated for. The laws covering this in the USA are the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
These laws are in place to guarantee that every child, regardless of ability, gets a free and appropriate education. The US Department of Education has published a resource guide for home and school to guide you through all this. This is probably the most comprehensive of all the ADHD resources although I noticed that it has not been updated in the last few years. In some states, ADHD does not automatically entitle the child to special education services.
There are a host of resources on the Internet and one great idea is to join a forum where you can get lots of support, advice and ask questions. All you have to do is Google ‘ADHD forums’ and choose which one is suitable for you. Some are for adults with ADHD only while others tend to be for parents with ADHD kids.
Apart from the forums, there are many sites specializing in ADHD and offering advice and support. Some are sponsored by drug companies who produce psychostimulant drugs for ADHD. Then there is CHADD and also the National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC) which all offer sound advice. There is also a lot of information on the CDC and the FDA sites.