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Resources for Adults With Learning Disabilities & Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Learning disabilities and AD/HD are usually lifelong conditions. This list of resources is geared toward adults living with those challenges.

By Debi Kellerer

We recognize that LD lasts a lifetime and kids who have AD/HD may continue to struggle as adults. If you or an adult you care about needs assistance, we recommend the following list of resources. Best of luck!

Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible information technology

The ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers (aka Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202-2572
VOICE/TTY: 1-800-949-4232 (Automatic connection to the regional office serving your state.)

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) established ten regional centers across the U.S. to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA.

Center for Accessible Technology

2547 8th St., 12A
Berkeley, CA 94710-2568
Phone: (510) 841-3224
Fax: (510) 841-7956

Information about assistive technology and assessment of hardware and software for adults with learning disabilities is available.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)

CH.A.D.D. (National Office)
8181 Professional Pl., Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785-7221
Phone: (800) 233-4350 or (301) 306-7070
Fax: (301) 306-7090

This nonprofit, parent-based organization provides family support and advocacy, public and professional education, and encouragement of scientific research for individuals with AD/HD.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Main Office:
2212 6th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710-2219
Phone/TTY: (510) 644-2555
Fax: (510) 841-8645
Government Affairs Office:
1629 K Street N.W., Suite 802
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 986-0375
Fax: (202) 775-7465
Phone/TDD: (800) 466-4232 (ADA Technical Assistance Hotline)

This federally funded legal assistance program works to change policies, assist people with disabilities to participate in the mainstream, and provide training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

1801 L St., NW
Washington, D. C. 20507-0001
Phone: (800) 669-4000
TDD: (800) 669-6820

Assistance with discrimination complaints about employment is available through the EEOC.

HEATH Resource Center

(National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities)
The George Washington University
2134 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-2730
Phone: (800) 544-3284
Fax: (202) 833-4760

This national clearinghouse distributes free information about disability issues in postsecondary education and other issues.

International Dyslexia Association

Chester Building, Suite 382
8600 LaSalle Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21286-2044 USA
Phone: 410-296-0232
Fax: 410-321-5069
Voice Message Requests for Information: 1-800-ABCD123

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

West Virginia University
P. O. Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone/TTY: (304) 293-7186 or (800) 526-7234
Email Form:

International information network offers a free consulting service that provides information on equipment, methods, and modifications for persons with disabilities, specific to the disability, to improve their work environment.