Supportive Communities

Discover vibrant support and networking groups that provide a welcoming space, understanding, and community connection for neurodivergent individuals and their allies

I resisted trying support groups after my diagnosis. I couldn’t add more into my crazy, hectic life with a traveling partner, kids, work, and fraying emotions. This was pre-pandemic before virtual meetings, so taking time on an evening seemed impossible. Coordinating a sitter and home was more than I could take on.

Fortunately my ADHD coach and ADHD MD both encouraged me to ask my family to support my getting out once a week for a couple hours. Like so many other ADHD tools, it was transformative. Finding others across the professional spectrum with similar lifelong struggles helped to normalize my experience. The group was facilitated with ADHD content curated for newly diagnosed adults. The facilitator did all the work. All I had to do was show up. When one of us showed up after the start, he’d say “you’re here at just the right time.” No more shame about being late. It was the first time I felt 100% accepted for the way I was.

This list includes groups I’ve not attended but have heard great reviews. Try as many as you like until you find a fit for what you need. Most start with one and stay because it feels so good to be accepted, heard and supported.

The CHADD Community

The CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) community is a dedicated support network for individuals affected by ADHD. Through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives, CHADD aims to improve the lives of those impacted by ADHD. By joining CHADD, individuals gain access to valuable resources, expert guidance, and a supportive network of peers, empowering them to better understand and manage their ADHD, find acceptance, and thrive in all aspects of life.


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