Resources

Organizations

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) – a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

The ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) is an internationally recognized, accredited training program as required by the governing bodies, PAAC (Professional Association of ADHD Coaches) and ICF (International Coach Federation). This directory includes some of the best trained ADHD Coaches from around the world. 

Understood – a non-profit dedicated to serving the millions of families of kids who learn and think differently.

Eye to Eye – a national mentoring movement for kids with Learning Disabilities and ADHD.

Blogs 

ADDitude Magazine provides clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice for families and adults living with ADHD.

Black Girl, Lost Keys – a blog by René Brooks, an ADHD’er who writes about her experiences, loves, and lessons. She aims to share the experience of receiving a diagnosis of ADHD late in life, all while being part of a demographic that is still largely skeptical of mental illness. You can also read her interview with Kaleidoscope Society here!

Smart Girls with ADHD – a blog started by Beth Harvey, a copywriter living in Belfast. She created this resource to help girls and women with ADHD.  

Podcasts

ADHD Decoded – produced by us! Hosted by Amanda Fischer, each episode explains a core aspect of ADHD and provides strategies and “brain hacks” to empower our listeners to take charge of their lives. The content is ADHD-Friendly featuring short and sweet episodes, relatable perspectives, and expert guests.

Proudly ADHD at work and in business – hosted by certified Executive Coach Cathy Rashidian, each week she brings you the latest in ADHD science, expert interviews, success stories, practical strategies, and much more. Her goal is to help you understand how to work with your ADHD brain instead of struggling against it, so you can tame that inner fire and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling career and personal life.

Therapy for Black Girls – Episode #197 “ADHD Diagnosis Later In Life” Dr. Joy Harden Bradford speaks with two special guests, Inger Shaye Colzie, LCSW and René Brooks about the impact of being diagnosed with ADHD later in life, why Black women are commonly misdiagnosed, how a later in life diagnosis impacts things like self esteem and identity and some helpful tools and resources for anyone who may need them.

From ADHD to Amaze-Ability – Hosted by Child & Adult Psychiatrist Dr Dawn Kamilah Brown moves listeners from feeling dissed to bliss that comes with a lifestyle optimized for Amaze-Ability™.

ADHD reWired – Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. 

Faster Than Normal – Podcast by Peter Shankman. Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives.

ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsukawe constantly hear about all the successful ADHD men, but no one talks about the women. This podcast is here to change that dynamic. ADHD women are my people, and I’m here to acknowledge, support and cheer them on.

Books

The Gift of Adult ADD By Dr. Lara Honos-Webb

This is one of our favorite books. If you have ADD/ADHD you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative, intuitive, and energetic. In fact, many people with ADD claim to have become successful because of their ADD, not in spite of it. In The Gift of Adult ADD, Lara Honos-Webb adapts a revolutionary approach to show you how to transform symptoms into strengths to improve your relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and overall quality of life. You’ll also read inspiring stories of real people with ADD who have become successful in part because of their ability to meet the challenges of ADD and make the most of its gifts.

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers by Dr Michelle Frank & Sari Solden

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD is the first guided workbook for women with ADHD designed to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws. In this unique guide, you’ll find a groundbreaking approach that blends traditional ADHD treatment with contemporary treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help you untangle yourself from the beliefs that have kept you from reaching your potential in life.

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You by Jenara Neremburg

A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood by Dr. Hallowell & Dr. Ratey

Dr. Hallowell & Dr. Ratey literally “wrote the book” on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago with the best seller, Driven to Distraction, which introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way.  In ADHD 2.0, they draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with ADHD a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits of ADHD at any age. They offer an arsenal of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD.

Brain Hacks by Dr. Lara Honos-Webb

One of our favorite ADHD experts, Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is coming out with a new book “Brain Hacks”! Learn how to hack your ADHD brain to work smarter, feel better, and achieve more of your goals. Her book is broken up into chapters covering main areas of executive functioning: focus and attention, planning and organization, cognitive flexibility, emotional regulations, and impulse control. She offers real-world strategies and exercises to strengthen these skills and apply them to everyday challenges.

The ADHD Advantage by Dale Archer MD

Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can’t sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one’s loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage.

The Queen of Distraction by Terry Matlen, MSW

From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner—sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you’ve been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it’s time to make a change. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it’s at home, at work, or in relationships.

Learning Outside The Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

Written by two Ivy League graduates who struggled with learning disabilities and ADHD, Learning Outside the Lines teaches students how to take control of their education and find true success with brilliant and easy study suggestions and tips. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment.

Manage Your Day to Day by 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei

This book is perfectly formatted for women with ADHD! It contains practical tips and tricks to get shit done, broken into short chapters written by a slate of badass people. Punctuated with colorful graphic design and motivational mantras.


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