About Louisiana Capital Area CHADD
The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of Children and Adults with Attention- Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder is a volunteer support and advocacy group. The organization hosts monthly workshops, boasts a large Lending Library, and has published a Parent/Teacher Handbook on ADD and Related Disorders which addresses concerns surrounding communication between home and school.
Our Chapter Objectives are as follows:
- to maintain a support network for parents who have children with AD/HD and adults with AD/HD
- to provide a forum for continuing education of parents, professionals, and adults with AD/HD about the disability
- to be a community resource for information about AD/HD
- to make the best educational experiences available to children with attention disorders so that their specific difficulties will be recognized and appropriately managed within educational settings
CHADD follows the recommendations of National Institutes of Mental Health and the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, both of whom recommend a multimodal approach to treatment -- educational accommodations, parent and teacher training, and medication when necessary.
NOTE: CHADD does not endorse products, services, publications, medications or treatments. Individuals at a CHADD-sponsored event do not represent an endorsement by CHADD, nor is it testimony by CHADD as to the quality of the products, services, publications, medications or treatments or the validity of the individual’s claims.
The information on the Louisiana Capital Area CHADD Web site is provided with the understanding that the organization is not engaged in rendering medical or legal advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on the Web site to replace consultations with qualified health care or legal professionals to meet your individual needs. References to any treatment or therapy option, or to any program, service or treatment do not constitute an official endorsement by CHADD. Parents and professionals are encouraged to fully investigate treatment options and providers that may be most appropriate for a specific individual.
For additional information about ADD, ADHD, CHADD, or the local Chapter, please call our voice mail InfoLine at 225/261-0613 or e-mail us at [email protected].