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.

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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


Set Up Healthy Technology Habits


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.

ADHD and Homeschooling


Homework Help for ADHD


Suddenly Homeschooling

 

Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Coronavirus

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

Protect Yourself and Your Family


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.

Including Exercise with Behavioral Interventions Can Increase Benefits


30 Minutes of Exercise Can Increase Attention


Complementary Approaches to ADHD Treatment


Food Choices for Children with ADHD


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.

Create Calm: It Really Matters!


Mindfulness for Parenting a Child with ADHD


Worried and Preoccupied? You Can Reduce Anxiety and Live More Confidently

 

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.

Talking with Children About Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for Parents, School Staff, and Others Working with Children


How to Talk to Your Child About Scary Events

 

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.

 

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.

Telehealth


Telehealth for ADHD?


Telemental Health: Benefits and Potential Pitfalls

 

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 Chapters

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.