Advocacy

CHADD is part of a social movement that seeks to shape the conversation on how society treats, accommodates, and views people affected by ADHD. Our movement is made up of countless people affected by ADHD, their families, teachers, friends, and leaders in the fields of ADHD research, education, and mental health. We realize the most effective way to accomplish our goals is through sustained and strategic outreach to policymakers on the state and federal levels.

We are making a difference for for families and adults affected ADHD. And we need your help! We want you to be equipped with information to make a difference in your own life, whether that means dealing with issues in the classroom, the boardroom, or your living room.

CURRENT ISSUES

CHADD’s Statement at the Public Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Stimulant Use Disorder

October 8, 2020

Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration Public Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Stimulant Use Disorder Presented by Robert Cattoi, CHADD Chief Executive Officer Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) appreciates the opportunity…

UPDATE: CARES Act And Protecting Educational Rights of Students With ADHD

April 29, 2020

CHADD is pleased to report that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will not seek changes to the central tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In her report, the Secretary is “not requesting waiver authority for any of the core tenets of the IDEA or Section…

CARES Act And Protecting Educational Rights of Students With ADHD

April 21, 2020

Read the update to this post. Dear Parents, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, PL 116-136, directs Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to report back to Congress no later than April 26, 2020, on any waivers needed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section…

Q&A: Providing Services to Children with ADHD & Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 8, 2020

The CHADD Public Policy Committee is sharing the document Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak. This document addresses questions on IDEA and Section 504 educational plans, along with meeting the needs of children with disabilities who may also be affected by COVID-19. The Centers for…