Masks & Vaccines: Tools to Continue In-School Education

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the CDC currently recommends universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers,…

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Back to School: Transition to Campuses During COVID-19

The return to school campuses can be both exciting and worrying for students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. For students who have ADHD, it presents the opportunity for in-school educational supports, along with the chance to be with friends and classmates again. Times of transition can be stressful. Returning to in-person education changes…

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Quick Facts: School and Home Communication Plan

Collaboration between home and school is especially important for students with ADHD. Begin the school year by talking with your child’s teachers and other school staff to address any concerns. Starting the conversation early is better than waiting until there is a crisis. Share information from the previous school year during these conversations, along with…

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ADHD Toolkit – Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Teens

For parents and caregivers who are just learning about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this ADHD Toolkit will help you gain a basic understanding of the disorder and its diagnosis and treatment in children and teens. The toolkit includes quick fact sheets, infographics, podcasts, videos, a mini-course, and links to more in-depth articles and resources.  

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ADHD and Your Teens (infographic)

Teens with ADHD experience executive functioning challenges and require more support and monitoring from parents than teens without ADHD.  This infographic provides tips on parenting in areas that may be unique to adolescents.   For additional reading: Parenting Teens with ADHD fact sheet

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ADHD and School: A Toolkit for Parents

This toolkit for parents provides strategies to help with school success.  It includes resources tailored to ADHD struggles, such as how to create routines, how to set up a homework station, and how to structure home-school communication. Additional resources include customizable charts, a sample letter requesting special education services, an information card for teachers on…

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Life of a Teenager with ADHD (infographic)

This infographic identifies and compares the attitudes and emotions experienced by two teens with ADHD, from the time they wake up in the morning until bedtime.  Using treatment for ADHD can make quite a difference in their day.

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IDEA vs. Section 504 (infographic)

This infographic compares Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504, the laws that provide special education and other services for eligible children with disabilities in the United States. Questions answered include how the laws are legally different, where they apply, who they cover, what the eligibility criteria are for receiving services, and how…

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Homework Help for ADHD

Homework can be a source of frustration and difficulty particularly for students with ADHD. As a parent, you can help lessen that frustration by creating an organized and comfortable space within your home for your child to do homework. This might be a kitchen table, desk, or even a floor mat. The best space is…

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Questions and Answers

From Ask The Expert Webinar  How can I begin to give my high school student more responsibility? Take an assessment of the roles and responsibilities that your child is responsible for and what you as a parent handle. These responsibilities can include waking up in the morning, medication management, finances, laundry, appointment reminders, and more. …

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