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Information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common disorder having to do with the way the brain affects emotion, behavior, and learning. It begins during childhood and can continue through adulthood. Common symptoms of ADHD include:
  • inattention
  • hyperactivity
  • impulsivity
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/

http://www.help4adhd.org/

Books on ADHD:
"The Defiant Child" By: James A. Riley Taylor
"The Difficult Child" By: Stanley Turecki MD
"The Explosive Child" By: Ross Green
"Treating Huckleberry Finn" By: David Nyland
"The ADHD Checklist" By: Sandra Rief
"Parenting Children with ADHD" By: Vincent J. Monastra
Education and Services
One service that can be helpful for students that have ADHD is having a coach that works one on one with the child in areas such as management, organization, and planning for tests and projects. This service is called ADHD Behavioral Education and has been very successful in many students lives.
http://www.wyeriverupperschool.org/?gclid=CLj8iui4vqQCFQpf2god1B-v0A
http://www.adhdnews.com/adhd-service-directory.htm
http://www.kennedykrieger.org/kki_cp.jsp?pid=1398
http://www.addresources.org/adhd_directory.php
http://www.adhdsupport.com/
http://www.mdlclaw.org/
Local Support Groups
Support groups are offered to parents of children with ADHD and to students with ADHD. The groups for students usually range from the ages of 16-21.
http://www.meetup.com/Adventures-in-ADD-HD/
http://www.family-networks.org/support.cfm#4
http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/pdf/ccr.pdf
http://www.addcoach.info/welcome.html
http://www.ncpamd.com/adhd.htm
http://www.chadd-mc.org/
Recreational and Community-based Resources
Children with ADHD are typically capable of being involved in sports with typically developing peers. However, in many cases children with ADHD struggle with team sports. These links discuss strategies helping children participate in sports with their peers as well as individual. Also, they provide coaching and parenting strategies.
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/855.html
http://www.specialneedskidsdirectory.com/recreational-resources-p2
http://www.parentcoachingcenter.com/
http://www.horsesthatheal.org/
http://www.leoorganization.org/RecreationResource_2010.pdf
Funding, Legal/Advocacy Information
Though there isn't a lot of funding through the state of Maryland for ADHD, it is important to know your rights in regards to the school system and IEP meetings.
http://www.adhdnews.com/sped.htm
http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2530
http://www.ncgiadd.org/
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/adhd-attention-deficit-social-security-disability.html
http://www.iser.com/advocacy-articles.html