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Mission Statement

The mission of CHADD is stated as "CHADD CARES." Specifically, CHADD works to improve the lives of people affected by AD/HD through: Collaborative Leadership Advocacy Research Education and Support


Thank you for interest in volunteering for CHADD. Provided below is some additional information about starting a CHADD support group. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your interest in helping your community. Who should volunteer? Our volunteers are people who have a strong desire to help their community, and feel comfortable sharing their personal experiences and knowledge about AD/HD with others. Because you have contacted us, we know that you have noticed a lack of personal support in your community, want to learn more about how you can help and that you have something that you can offer. We can certainly use your assistance in providing support to those affected by AD/HD. By becoming a support group facilitator, you can play an important part in helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteers must be at least eighteen years old. What do support groups do? Support groups provide assistance in their community by providing information, resources and a place for people to communicate with each other based on their shared interest. Support group leaders may also receive requests for immediate assistance for help from parents, adults and professionals. What are the benefits? The need is great and the rewards even greater. It is an opportunity to serve, grow, learn, make new friends, exchange ideas, and feel needed. Count Me In Just email or call us and let us know you're interested. We'll then send you a copy of our agreement and CHADD membership application. If you already a CHADD member, we will only need the completed agreement. You may join CHADD now by calling CHADD or going online and completing the membership application at www.chadd.org CHADD membership is only $45/year for individuals/families. Once these have been completed and returned we will send you a package filled with everything you need to get started: · Flyers and invitations to support group meetings and envelopes · Mailing labels for members and interested parties in your area · Tips for running a successful support group · Plan and timeline for starting a support group · Meeting rosters · Sample meeting agenda · CHADD membership brochures · Attention! magazines · National Resource Center (A Program of CHADD) flyers In addition, all new support group facilitators will be enrolled on a computer listserv. The listserv will be managed by a number of experienced support group facilitators and chapter coordinators. It will be a place to exchange information and provide support to all our new volunteers. Just call or email us today and provide your contact information. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Please provide me with the following: Name Mailing Address Phone number Email address CHADD Contact Information: Trish White Chapter Services Coordinator trish_white@chadd.org



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