What is ADHD

ADHD Defined

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (formerly ADD) is a neurological (something to do with the nervous system) condition which makes it hard for people to think before acting and/or speaking, pay attention, stay focused, and to sit still. Kids Health estimates that 8-10% of school aged children are affected.

Recommended Websites

ADHD Families

Developed by the CanLearn Society, ADHDFamilies.ca offers a wealth of information and learning opportunities and information to support parents and their children diagnosed with ADHD. Between a page recommending assistive technology and a virtual library you will have a lot at your disposal. Free membership also offers access to forums, local events listings, and more!


The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance or CADDRA is non-profit multi-disciplinary alliance of healthcare professionals working to support individuals with ADHD and their families. Their vision states that they aim, 'to improve the quality of life and reduce the suffering of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families while maximizing their potential across the lifespan.' Visit their website for current information targeted at educators, adults, parents, children, and adolescents.


CHADD or Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder was formed in 1987 in the USA by professionals who were keen to work with children with ADHD.