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Legislative and Legal Resources
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Coexisting Disorders
Special Education, Disability, Health Issues
US and International AD/HD Organizations
Support Groups and Organizations


Government Sites:
NIMH – Attention Deficit Disorder: Decade of the Brain
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Senate
U.S. Department of Justice
White House
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Library of Congress
Health Care Financing Administration
National Institutes of Mental Health
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Social Security Administration  


Legislative and Legal Resources:
Thomas Legislative Services
Find Law
Contacting Congress
The Child Advocate 


State Legislative Resources:

State and Local Government on the Net
National Governors Association
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Council of State Governments 

Coexisting Disorders:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Learning Disabilities Association
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
Tourette Syndrome Association 


Special Education, Disability, Health Issues:

The Dana Alliance Brain Awareness Week 2000 –
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
National Health Law Program
Learning Disabilities Online
National Association of School Psychologists
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
National Information Clearinghouse on Children and Youth with Disabilities
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted Education
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Pacer Center
National Clearinghouse on Post Secondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities-HEATH Resource Center
American Academy of Pediatrics 


Additional US and International AD/HD Organizations:

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
CHADD Canada 


Support Groups and Organizations:

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
(National A.D.D.A.)
1788 Second Street, Suite 200
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847 432-ADDA
A nonprofit organization with a mission to help people with ADD lead happier, more2 successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. A.D.D.A. is especially focused on the needs of adults and young adults with ADD, such as work and career issues, legal issues, college and higher education, and relationship issues. Parents of children with ADD, teachers, and professionals who treat and counsel people with ADD are also welcome.

Attention Deficit Information Network (Ad-IN)
475 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02194
(617) 455-9895
Provides up-to-date information on current research, regional meetings. Offers aid in finding solutions to practical problems faced by adults and children with an attention disorder.

ADD Warehouse
300 NW 70th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317
(800) 233-9273
Distributes books, tapes, videos, assessment on attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Center for Mental Health Services
Office of Consumer, Family, and Public Information
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-105
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2792
This national center, a component of the U.S. Public Health Service, provides a range of information on mental health, treatment, and support services.

Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 109
Plantation, FL 33317
(305) 587-3700
A nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorder and those who care for them. Through family support and advocacy, public and professional education and encouragement of scientific research, CH.A.D.D works to ensure that those with attention deficit disorder are given the opportunity to reach their inherent potential.

Council for Exceptional Children
11920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
(703) 620-3660
Provides publications for educators. Can also provide referral to ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Clearinghouse for Handicapped and Gifted Children.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-7710
Provides information, support, and referrals through federation chapters throughout the country. This national parent-run organization focuses on the needs of children with broad mental health problems.

HEATH Resource Center
American Council on Education
1 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 544-3284
A national clearinghouse on post-high school education for people with disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 341-8077
Provides information and referral to state chapters, parent resources, and local support groups. Publishes news briefs and a professional journal.

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 1032
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-3338
Provides referrals to private special education programs.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
99 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 687-7211
Provides referrals and resources. Publishes Their World magazine describing true stories on ways children and adults cope with LD.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847
(800) 729-6686
Provides information on the risks of alcohol during pregnancy, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities(NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 695-0285
Publishes free, fact-filled newsletters. Arranges workshops. Advises parents on the laws entitling children with disabilities to special education and other services.

Sibling Information Network
A.J. Pappanikou Center
1776 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
(203) 648-1205
Publishes a newsletter for and about siblings of children with special needs.

Tourette Syndrome Association
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 224-2999
State and local chapters provide national information, advocacy, research, and support.