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Has your young adult with ADHD just started college? Or is your teenager entering her senior year of high school and you're wondering what academic resources there are to support her next year when she goes to college?

Young adults affected by ADHD have new, and sometimes difficult, freedoms and responsibilities in that first year of college. They also have many options for support on campus, but many don't know what's available or where to begin to get help to be successful.

Dr. Theresa Maitland has spent the past 20 years helping high school and college students with ADHD and learning disabilities get ready for college. Her work has helped students develop self-management and study skills to be successful once they are there. Dr. Maitland has tips for how to use the time in high school to better prepare for the transition between high school and college.

Theresa E. Laurie Maitland has a career of more than 40 years, working as a special education teacher, a professor, and a director and co-founder of a private clinic for individuals with ADHD and LD. For the past 20 years she has worked with college students with ADHD / LD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

These recent webinar recordings are available to the public.

See our Chat Schedule for information on upcoming chats for 2014.

See our Webinar Archive for older Ask the Expert recordings.

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The National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC/NCBDDD). The NRC provides information on this disorder which affects how millions of children and adults function on a daily basis.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this Web site is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 1U84DD001049-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

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Latest News:

News Aug 1, 2014: Registration now open for CHADD's International Conference on ADHD, Nov 13-15

May 8, 2014: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 6, 2014: New CDC report on disability and physical activity

April 7-13, 2014:  National Public Health Week

January 17, 2014: Surgeon General's 2014 Report includes section on ADHD
(p. 479-484).

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