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Mission Statement

ADDA-SR is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to:

  • Provide a resource network
  • To support individuals impacted by attention deficit disorders and related conditions
  • To advocate for the development of community resources and services that meet the education, social, and health care needs of all individuals with ADD/ADHD
  • To keep the public informed on the disorder through the media, an association newsletter, referral service, monthly chapter meetings, education programs, parent and adult services, as well as conferences and workshops.

Description

Serving the community since 1987

Meeting the challenge and setting a pace for those coping and working with AD/HD and related disorders

The Attention Deficit Disorders Association-Southern Region (ADDA-SR) is a non-profit organization that offers support and education for those coping with AD/HD and related conditions as well as health professionals and educators. ADDA-SR provides a resource network, parent and adult support groups, member newsletter, advocacy, workshops and an annual conference.

Attention Deficit Disorders are caused by a neurochemical deficiency in the attention center of the brain. Research has proven that ADHD is not caused by social conditions, poor parenting or ineffective discipline. Often inherited from one generation to another, AD/HD symptoms may include attention difficulties, impulsivity, poor social skills, memory and motivation deficits, and hyperactivity. AD/HD is a pervasive disorder, usually affecting all aspects of an individual's life. Struggling and experiencing little school/work success, laboring to develop relationships, and coping with the internal battles of emotions are just some of the daily challenges of the child or adult with AD/HD.

Frequently ADHD co-exists with other conditions such as Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and learning differences. In order to diagnose AD/HD a child or adult should be evaluated psychologically, physically and socially and students should also be evaluated academically. Treatment plans may include behavior modifications, medication, social skill training, academic accommodations and psychotherapy. Education and support enable those with AD/HD to lead more fulfilling, successful lives.

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http://www.adda-sr.org

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