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ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month

CHADD celebrates ADHD Awareness Month each October to improve the lives of the 17 million children and adults in the United State living with ADHD, their family members, teachers, and professionals working with them.

The 2017 theme is “Knowing is Better: ADHD Across the Life Span.” It’s better for parents to know that ADHD might be part of the picture so they can seek out the help their children need; it’s better for young adults to know about their ADHD so they might arrange for appropriate accommodations in school or the workplace; and it’s better for adults to recognize their ADHD instead of feeling destined to a life of underachievement and frustration.

CHADD is part of the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition, which provides a wealth of information at

Below you will find some ideas and resources for supporting ADHD Awareness, not only this October, but any time of the year.

Ways to Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with ADHD Awareness Month. Here are a few suggestions:


ADHD Awareness Walk Toolkit

If you are interested in hosting your own event for ADHD Awareness Month, you can use our Walk Toolkit as a guide. Within it you will find information on:

  • How to get started
  • Creating an event registration page
  • How to promote your event
  • Event logistics

Download the toolkit
Toolkit addendum: Expand your reach