Medical Specialties

ADHD Resources

Arizona Resources for ADHD

Psychology Department at Barrow at Phoenix Children’s Hospital 10 Week Class for parents of children with ADHD (ages 6-12).  To register or get more information, call 602-933-0414.

Raising Special Kids – parent-to-parent help for raising a child with special needs 
CHADD– Monthly support group meetings in Phoenix. Also offers parenting classes (local and online). Acacia Elementary School (Media Center) 3021 W. Evans Drive, Phoenix. Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 pm

MIKID – Mentally Ill Kids in Distress – provides support to families in Arizona with behaviorally challenged children 1-800-35MIKID 

Raising Special Kids - As Arizona's Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), Raising Special Kids provides assistance in special education to families and schools. Services include consultations for families to help with Individual Education Program (IEP) and 504 Plans.Training and consultation also available for schools, teachers and other professionals. Free monthly workshops are offered on topics such as positive behavior support, 504 Plans and IEPs. 
Az Disability Law – Training for Parents on Special Education Rights. Printed materials on Educational Rights 
PIN - The Parent Information Network provides support for families throughout the special education process. In 2013, The Parent Information Network and Raising Special Kids merged their parent training activities.
The Emily Center Library at Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Over 6000 Books and  DVDs on a wide range of childhood topics including ADHD, Behavior Management, Medications, Parenting, and Nutrition. Materials for adults, children and teens can be 
checked out. Packets of information can be mailed. Open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 7 PM. Call 602-933-1400 for more information or check our website 

​Websites for Parents of Children with ADHD

National Resource Center on ADHD - a national clearinghouse for science-based information about  all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NRC provides information on ADHD and has an online library of materials. 
Healthy Children – the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website for parents – Has excellent section on ADHD 
MedlinePlus - a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health - many links to excellent web pages about ADHD 
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a national non-profit organization  serving people with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has local chapters- there is a chapter in the Valley. The membership fee of $45 gives you access to an information-packed website and to an online magazine named “Attention”.
ADDvance – Initially focused only on the long-overlooked needs of women and girls with ADD (ADHD). This new and expanded site has been developed to address the varied needs of all people with ADD (ADHD) across the lifespan. 
ADD Warehouse – a source for books and DVD’s on ADHD, Learning disabilities, and childhood mental health disorders 
ADDitude – online magazine for families living with ADHD
ADD Store – Products that can help organize, remind (pill boxes with alarms) and make life easier (e.g. clothing
for hypersensitive skin) for people with ADHD

Learning Disabilities

LD OnLine - web site on learning disabilities and ADHD 
Learning Disabilities Association of America - the largest non-profit group for people with learning 
disabilities. Over 200 local affiliates in 42 states, including Arizona.
Great Schools – Website with many handouts about Learning Difficulties (LD & ADHD). Can be searched by age group. 
Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics 
Girls with ADHD. The Center: A Resource for Women and Girls with ADHD – A site to help learn more about ADHD in girls and women. 

The Complete ADHD Toolkit with Vanderbilt Assessment Forms:

Parent Handouts:

Parent Handouts from CHADD:

  • ADHD and Teens- Information for Teens:            English     Spanish
  • ADHD and Teens- Information for Parents:         English     Spanish
  • Behavioral Treatment for Children with ADHD:    English     Spanish
  • Educational Rights for Children with ADHD :      English     Spanish
  • Medication Management for ADHD:                  English     Spanish
  • Parenting a Child with ADHD:                          English     Spanish

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