Guidance for Uncertain Times
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.
Creating Structure and Routine in Today’s Environment
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.
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
ADHD and Homeschooling
Millions of parents just like you find themselves suddenly homeschooling their child with ADHD. These resources are loaded with tips to help you.
Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Coronavirus
Learn the steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy.
COVID-19 and How to Stop the Spread of the Virus from the CDC
Staying 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.
Complementary Approaches to ADHD Treatment
Nutrition in Support of ADHD Treatment
Reducing Anxiety and Creating 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.
Mindfulness for Parenting a Child with ADHD
Talking with Your Children About the Coronavirus
It’s important to remain calm and reassuring when you talk with children about scary topics when that may not be easy.
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.
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.
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 has a nationwide network of chapters. Find a CHADD chapter https://chadd.org/affiliate-locator/ near you and learn whether they are currently holding meetings via Zoom or another online platform.