Medical Specialties

ADHD Resources

 

AHCCCS Behavioral Health Coordinators Contact Information

AHCCCS Behavioral Health Coordinators for each Specific Plan
 

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 (800) 35-MIKID.

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.

Arizona Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association

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 9:00 am to 7:00 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 (ADHD). 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

A national non-profit organization serving people with ADHD 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 ADDvance.com 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.

Caring for Children with ADHD: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians

Many useful handouts.

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

Website 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.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

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:

ADHD Toolkit

Vanderbilt Initial Parent Form

Vanderbilt Initial Teacher Form

Vanderbilt Parent Evaluation Form (Spanish)

Vanderbilt Follow Up Parent Form

Vanderbilt Follow Up Teacher Form

Vanderbilt Scoring Guide

 

Parent Handouts:

ADHD Resources on the Internet

Does My Child Have ADHD?

Educational Rights for your Child with ADHD

Homework Tips

For Parents of Children with ADHD

Sleep Difficulties

Working with Your Child's School
 

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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