See also:

What’s New in Our Understanding of ADHD?

9 Tips for Living with ADHD


All About AD/HD: The Complete Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers, by Linda Pfiffner, Ph.D., Scholastic Trade, 2011.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D., Touchstone, 1994.

Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition, by Russell A. Barkley, Guilford Press, 2013.

On The Web

ADD Warehouse – A resource for purchasing everything from books to videos that focus on AD/HD.

AHEAD – Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is the foremost professional organization that addresses full participation of individuals with disabilities in higher education. Through workshops, publications, and consultation AHEAD disseminates information and provides exemplary practices for professionals in the postsecondary setting.

HEATH Resource Center – The George Washington University HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. It serves as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.

See especially the revised and updated:  Creating Options: Financial Aid for Individuals with Disabilities

Headstrong: Empowering the Dyslexic Community – Headstrong is committed to empowering persons with dyslexia by providing information about the condition, self-advocacy, and new and emerging technologies in multimedia formats. By building a supportive, online community, individuals with dyslexia can join others to share experiences, exchange knowledge, and problem solve situations that arise in both educational and employment settings. The founder and President of Headstrong is Ben Foss who holds both a JD/MBA from Stanford University. For more about Ben, see LD OnLine

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHAAD) – CHADD is a national association that provides education, advocacy and support for persons with AD/HD. A section on the web site is devoted to AD/HD in adulthood (see Especially for Adults with AD/HD.) In addition to the Web site CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) – IDA is a global association that provides resources in four essential areas:

  • Information & Referral Services
  • Research
  • Advocacy & Public Policy
  • Professional Development

The web site includes an interactive web-based dyslexia discussion forum, an online bookstore, and a career section. IDA actively funds research on neurological, educational and developmental issues as they relate to dyslexia. It also advocates for the rights of individuals with dyslexia both through the legal and Federal legislative systems.

LD OnLine – LD OnLine provides accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) – LDA is a volunteer organization that advocates for school age and adults affected with learning disabilities. Its membership is comprised of individuals with learning disabilities, family members, and concerned professionals. Resources include:

  • Parent Support
  • Information and Referral Network (workshops, Annual International Conference)
  • Bookstore and publications, including a quarterly peer-reviewed journal
  • School Program Development
  • Legislation
  • Adult Issues (civil rights, accommodations in college, the workplace and the military)

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people with ADD through education, research and public advocacy.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) – NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. Among the programs NCLD offers are:

Testing Agencies and Accommodations

Accommodated testing is available to individuals with documented disabilities on tests for admission to graduate and professional schools.

Please note that receiving accommodation services at Stanford does not guarantee that the same modifications will be provided on admissions tests for graduate or professional school. Your eligibility will be based upon each agencies specific guidelines for documentation and their respective eligibility criteria.