In 2005-2006, the NRC partnered directly with two organizations in its efforts to increase knowledge of ADHD among culturally diverse and historically underserved populations.
- Working with the National Alliance on Hispanic Health (NAHH), we produced a bilingual educational rights guide for parents of children with ADHD. This guide is available free of charge
- In reaching out to the African-American population, we launched a pilot project with the Black Mental Health Alliance for Consultation and Education, Inc. BMHA is a non-profit in the Baltimore area and they implemented the NRC's "African-American Outreach Project" by developing a speaker's bureau to provide information about ADHD from professionals, parents and other community leaders at selected venues within the community.
The NRC continues to partner with Dr. David Rabiner, a clinical child psychologist in the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. Dr. Rabiner has generously made available the content of Attention Research Update, his online newsletter, to the NRC Library. Dr. Rabiner received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1987 and taught at UNC-Greensboro for 11 years before returning to Duke, where he conducts research in the areas of AD/HD, the impact of attention problems on academic achievement, and violence prevention. Dr. Rabiner has also written several articles for Attention! magazine and is a former member of CHADD's professional advisory board. Attention Research Update helps parents, professionals, and educators stay informed about new research on ADHD. Free subscriptions are available at www.helpforadd.com/.
In 2002, the NRC began a partnership with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) to produce a series of information and resource sheets on adult AD/HD. ADDA is a national association of professionals who specialize in serving adults with AD/HD. ADDA's mission is to help people with AD/HD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy.
The NRC partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on a patient education booklet which provides practical information on AD/HD in adolescents, including a discussion of coping strategies, peer relations, family dynamics, and educational strategies.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Its mission is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.