CHADD is the leading national voice providing evidence-based information and resources on ADHD. We provide important tools and information to more than 3 million adults and families.
Real LifeA Mother's Struggle to Find Normalcy
I had grown weary of socializing with moms who felt compelled to tell me their children were in the highest reading group, made the honor roll for umpteenth consecutive time, or were chosen for a competitive academic award. I needed to be around those who understood the chaos and uncertainty ADHD brings to a family, like the people I met through CHADD.
Family Finally Finds Answers
We were asked to remove my son from two public schools and one private school because no one wanted to take the time to understand what was happening in my child's life, but I would not give up, I knew I had to fight for my son's education and his future. I felt alone, completely lost, and that things were out of my control. I didn't know my son's rights at school, or what treatment options were available. I discovered CHADD and they gave me hope and encouragement and provided me with the information I needed about ADHD and my son's rights at school.
Feelings of Acceptance
My husband and I are in the Mental Health Field so it was no surprise, based on our knowledge, that our child would eventually be diagnosed with ADHD. We are more than determined to learn all we can and be an advocate and voice for her and all the wonderful people who have ADHD. Sometimes, it can feel very lonely when neighbors, teachers, strangers, friends, and sometimes family do not understand or want to understand no matter how many times we have explained ADHD. We are thrilled to be a part of the CHADD family.