Welcome to CHADD of Northern California, your resource for helping you and your child learn what attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is and what it isn’t. We will provide you with the tools and information that your child needs to fully develop his/her potential. It starts with getting the right diagnosis, finding the right treatment, getting help at school, and learning from others who have walked in your shoes.
If you are an adult with ADHD, we also have resources for you (did you know that many parents of children with ADHD realize that they, too, have ADHD?). It’s never too late to start finding out how you can put your best self forward as you balance the challenges and rewards associated with ADHD.
Let us help connect you with ADHD professionals and resources and, together, we can chart a path for the healthy growth of your loved one and, in the process, make life a little easier.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: My child has been diagnosed with ADHD; now what?
A: Check out the National Resource Center on ADHD.
Q: I’m an adult and I think I may have ADHD. How can I find out if I do or not?
A: Read what we know about Adults and ADHD.
Q: What is the best treatment for ADHD?
A: Read about evidence-based best practices.
Q: How do I obtain help and special accommodations for my child in school?
A: See Educational Rights for Children with ADHD in Public Schools.
Q: Is there a support group in my neighborhood?
A: We have meetings in Antioch, Aptos, Corte Madera, Dublin, Fremont, El Dorado Hills, Greenbrae, Manteca, Oakland, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Tiburon, and Walnut Creek. So whether you’re in San Francisco, The North Bay, East Bay, The Peninsula, Sacramento, or the Santa Cruz area, there’s probably a meeting near you. Find a local CHADD support group near you. AND, if don’t see a group in your area and you are interested in starting a group, we are always looking for dedicated, hard-working volunteers. Contact our Chapter to see how you can get involved.
Q: I’m concerned about giving my child medication; what are the benefits/side effects?
A: Read what CHADD has to say about ADHD medication.
Q: How can I help my spouse/significant other with ADHD?
A: Attend the face-to-face group in Palo Alto (alternating months) for the partners of adults with ADHD or check out our online group for the partners of adults with ADHD.
Q: How can I learn more about parenting a child with ADHD?
A: Get info here on Parent to Parent training sessions.
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