Guidance for Uncertain Times

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Amid the uncertainty of this novel coronavirus global pandemic, everyone in our community is facing tremendous pressures, and CHADD and its National Resource Center on ADHD are here to help. We are committed to continuing to be the ADHD resource on which you can rely. Concern about COVID-19 can cause stress, anxiety, and sleep difficulties, especially for those affected by ADHD. We hope the following resources will help you.

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Create Structure and Routine

Nearly all of us are at home for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your family needs strategies to adjust amidst the uncertainty, particularly when any of your children have ADHD.

Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment


Tips to Help You Manage and Avoid Family Conflicts


How CHADD Is Supporting the ADHD Community


Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment


Creating Structure and Routines for Children with ADHD


Getting Organized When You Have ADHD



Strategies for Promoting Positive Behavior in Children with ADHD and their Siblings



 

Attending School from Home

Millions of parents just like you find themselves suddenly homeschooling their child with ADHD. These resources are loaded with tips to help you.

When Kids Attend School From Home: Tips for Parents








 

Protect Your Family

Learn the steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy.

Mindful Parenting



COVID-19 and How to Stop the Spread of the Virus from the CDC


Navigating Relationship Challenges, featuring Ari Tuckman, PsyD



 

Stay Healthy and Active

For children and adults affected by ADHD, physical exercise and proper nutrition are important components of staying healthy, especially in challenging times.

Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic




Complementary Approaches to ADHD Treatment



Nutrition in Support of ADHD Treatment

 

Create Calm

Caring for our mental health is now more important than ever. Here’s how you can build a solid foundation of calm for your family.

Mothers and ADHD-Permit Yourself to Breathe


Parenting Children With ADHD During a Crisis



Mindfulness for Parenting a Child with ADHD



Managing Anxiety, featuring Craig Surman, MD


 

Talk with Your Child

It’s important to remain calm and reassuring when you talk with children about scary topics when that may not be easy.


 

Find Support and Resources

Telehealth and Telemedicine

To help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, many doctors, psychologists, and other professionals will continue to serve their patients via telehealth rather than office visits. Learn more about this invaluable tool.




Find a Professional

To find a qualified, licensed healthcare professional or to learn more about which type of professional would be appropriate for your child’s care, visit CHADD’s page, Professionals Who Diagnose and Treat ADHD.

Remote Access to Doctors and Coaches

Many of CHADD’s professional members provide remote services. To locate a doctor or coach who provides remote services please visit CHADD’s Resource Directory. Once at the page, select “Provides Remote Services” check box.

Online Communities and Helpline

Need someone to talk to? Join one of CHADD’s online communities for parents and adults or contact our Health Information Specialists, who can be reached from 1:00-5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday at 1-866-200-8098.

CHADD Chapters

CHADD has a nationwide network of chapters. Find a CHADD chapter near you and learn whether they are currently holding meetings via Zoom or another online platform.

Books

If you’re looking for a book about ADHD for children, teens, or parents, you can search CHADD’s online ADHD Information Library. Click on the SEARCH button, then POPULAR SEARCHES, and from the drop-down menu select Books for Children, Books for Adolescents/Teens, or Books for Parents.