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National Resource Center

National Resource Center on ADHD

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) was established in 2002 to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NRC is a program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), the nation's leading advocacy and support organization serving individuals and families affected by ADHD.

The National Resource Center on ADHD provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with ADHD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives by:

  • expanding their knowledge and understanding of issues related to ADHD, such as access to and quality of health care, treatment and interventions, educational concerns, parenting, life management skills, relationships, workplace challenges, co-occurring conditions, gender issues, and the legal system; and
  • raising public awareness and dispelling myths about ADHD through outreach and the dissemination of information

The NRC has a highly trained staff that includes Health Information Specialists (HIS), a resource librarian, digital and social media specialists and science writers who provide the following products and services:

  • a science-based website with ADHD information and resources (help4adhd.org)
  • a Call Center with English and Spanish speaking Health Information Specialists who respond to public inquiries, via telephone or the website, Monday-Friday, 1-5pm EST
  • An Ask the Expert webcast series featuring leading ADHD scientists, researchers and health care practitioners broadcast twice a month
  • ADHD in the News – a weekly e-newsletter that includes timely information on ADHD
  • Facebook and Twitter posts with news of events and latest developments
  • YouTube videos with ADHD information for the general public, educators and other professionals
  • A library resource service with access to the national medical library system and the NRC’s database of over 7,000 materials on ADHD
  • A series of Fact Sheets on specialized ADHD topics
  • Support to expand ADHD research through a Young Scientist Award Program and website postings of current ADHD research across the US

As a program of CHADD, the National Resource Center on ADHD also works closely with its Professional Advisory Board of nationally recognized ADHD experts to ensure that its materials meet the highest standards for scientifically-based information.