Information for Teens with ADHD and their Parents
If you're a teen with ADHD (or the parent of a teen),
welcome to our ADDvance.com Teen Site.
First, you're lucky because you already know that you
have ADHD. Many people don't know about their ADHD until they are much older. So they don't know what
is getting in their way or what they can do about it. But
you DO know that you have ADHD, which means that all
the important decisions that are coming up - college, work,
career direction, moving out on your own, dating, lifestyle
- can be made from an ADD-friendly perspective.
Second, you're lucky because you're doing something about
your ADHD - you're on this website looking for information
so that you can understand how ADHD affects you and
what you need to do to take charge of your ADHD.
Third, some of the things about ADHD that make
high school more difficult can actually become assets for
you if you make ADD-smart decisions. What's important
is to get the help you need for ADHD and to make decisions
that are good for you. There are many very successful people
with ADHD - they are people who've chosen the right
kind of career and have created an ADD-friendly life - a life
that gives them the structure and support that they need to
Bookmark this page and come back to it often - we'll
be adding new things all the time to help you during your
high school years and to help you get ready for your future.
The more you know about yourself and your ADHD, the
better off you will be. This ADDvance.com Teen Section is
designed to help you learn about yourself, to learn about
the choices you have and about the supports that you'll need
to be successful as you go through high school and get ready
for independence. Here are a few articles to help you (and
your parents) get started:
More Resources for Teens and Parents
Edge Foundation ADHD Coaches for high school and college
Send us your Ideas.
Send us your ideas about information and articles you'd like
to see on the teen section of our site. By hearing from you,
we'll be able to develop this section to better meet your
Send us your Answers.
If you have developed good strategies to deal with ADHD
problems, let us know about them. People who live with ADHD every day are the real experts. The answers you've
found can help many other people.