Links to agencies/organizations that offer services and assistance for people with ADHD.

  1. Main Resources
  2. Bay Area Mental Health Centers
  3. Bay Area Medical Centers
  4. Other Resources
  5. Helpful Books
Main Resources
  • Ch.A.D.D. Organizations: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
    • Contact page
    • Tel: (800) 233-4050
    • Tel: (301) 306-7070 (National Headquarters)
    • Nonprofit, parent-based organization formed to better the lives of people with attention-deficit disorders and those who care for them.
  • ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
    • Contact page
    • Email:
    • Tel: (800) 939-1019
    • The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.
  • The A.D.D. WareHouse
    • Contact page
    • Tel: (800) 233-9273 (toll free)
    • Specializes in products for ADHD and related problems.  Books, games, training, assessment products for teachers/parents/adults/kids/health-care professionals.
Bay Area Mental Health Centers
  • Clearwater Counseling
  • Talk Line Family Support Center
    • Contact page
    • Email:
    • Tel: (415) 441-KIDS (5437)
    • Phone counseling available 24 hours a day. Drop-in visits welcome Mon-Thu 9am-2pm; and available by appointment in the evenings 4- 8:30 p.m. Cost: Counseling is priced on a sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds.
  • San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy (SFBACCT)
    • Tel: (510) 652-4455
    • The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy is committed to the goals of providing high-quality cognitive-behavior therapy, conducting training and research in cognitive-behavior therapy, and disseminating information about cognitive-behavior therapy to both lay and professional audiences.
  • Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center
    • Contact page
    • Email:
    • Their mission is to empower families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them.  Their services include Parent Training and Information Services, Family Empowerment Centers, Family Resource Centers and more.
  • The Wright Institute
    • Contact page
    • The mission of the Wright Institute is to educate psychologists to practice at the highest level of professional competence; analyze and evaluate research, theory, and practice; and make appropriate life-long use of the evolving body of psychological knowledge.
Bay Area Medical Centers
  • Ann Martin Center
Other Resources
  • Parents Without Partners
    • Contact page
    • Partners Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship, and the exchange of parenting techniques.
Helpful Books

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., Teenagers with ADHD: A Parent’s Guide

Linda J. Pfiffner, Ph.D, All About ADHD: The Complete Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers

Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D and Ellen B. Dixon, Ph.D, Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D, 1-2-3  Magic: Effective discipline for children 2-12

Deborah Moss, Shelly the Hyperactive Turtle

Timothy E. Wilens, M.D., Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids

Russel A. Barkley, Ph.D, Taking Charge of ADHD: the Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents