What is ADHD?

ADHD is neurodevelopmental condition medically and legally recognized as a treatable yet can be a potentially serious disorder if left untreated.

What is ADHD?

Finding Dory

This movie resonated with a lot of kids, but of course as we know many children with ADHD actually have excellent memory.

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Everyone deserves
a chance to shine

The diamond was chosen as our logo because of its complexity, endurance and individual uniqueness, just like a person with ADHD.


Enhancing lives,
creating change

The ADHD National Help and Information line is now live and we’re here to help.

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We’re here to

With a combined expertise and knowledge of more than 150 years the Team at ADHD Foundation are here to help.

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Think outside
the box

Many people with ADHD have a natural ability to think outside the box and are known to be creative thinkers.


Leave an imprint
on someone's life

As a 100% volunteer run charity, ADHD Foundation sincerely thanks our passionate volunteers and supporters for without your help our work would be limited.


Welcome to the ADHD Foundation

ADHD Foundation, “Enhancing lives, creating change”

ADHD Foundation in Australia is a not for profit registered charity and we are here to help
“because EVERYONE deserves a chance to shine"
in their own UNIQUE way.

With a wholehearted commitment to making our customers' lives better and brighter, we’re the ADHD Foundation with a focus on ADHD. Our team of experienced, qualified and knowledgeable professionals apply a customer-centric approach to all that we do.


At the Foundation, we work to make the lives of people with ADHD better, easier and simpler. Whether it’s accessing much-needed support, speaking to a trusted and professional community which can provide advice or simply being a safety network.

So, whether you’re interested in learning more, you’re looking for a way to subscribe or you’re interested in supporting the foundation, we’re here to help. Simply give us a call, say hello on our socials or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

What’s more, if you’re looking for professional support relating to ADHD, the National ADHD Foundation Helpline is a trusted source for any queries or questions you might have. Plus, the helpline is always available and ready to help you find the answers that you’re looking for.


ADHD is defined as the most common neurodevelopmental disorder. It is characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and in some cases excessive levels of hyperactivity. ADHD can have lifelong impacts on individuals, their families and society, although with early diagnosis and quality treatment can improve individual outcomes substantially. Caring for those who learn and think differently can take time, energy and additional resources.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as ADD is a complex, lifelong neurodevelopmental condition, which again, can be successfully managed with an individual treatment plan.

Studies demonstrate that ADHD can have negative impacts on virtually every aspect of daily life, social, emotional, academic and work functioning. A person with ADHD may have their life significantly impacted including education, family, social situations, friendships and in the workplace. ADHD is persistent throughout the lifespan although some patterns may change.

ADHD Through The Life Span

ADHD Parents and Families

ADHD Parents and Families

Our children with ADHD have the ability to think ‘outside of the box’, it is a gift we need to nourish. Their passion, intensity, enthusiasm, creativity, sensitivity, caring and sense of fun...

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ADHD Teenagers and Young Adults

ADHD Teenagers and Young Adults

Many teenagers and young adults are not diagnosed in childhood and on reaching adolescence find it exceedingly difficult to cope with change. A child that has been suspended or expelled...

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ADHD Adults Fact or Fiction

ADHD Adults Fact or Fiction?

For many years we thought that most children grew out of ADHD, now we know that is a myth. Some adults very successfully learn to manage their lives with ADHD, some just get...

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Our Community

814 K

People diagnosed with ADHD

$ 20.83 B

Total financial cost

$ 7.59 B

Total loss of well being

Join with us in working towards change.

Join us today and become a foundation member. Membership to the ADHD Foundation is free.

Be at the forefront of our ADHD Foundation community and gain access to our evidence-based support system. We are continually upgrading the platform with new material, so you always have the most cutting-edge information. The membership button to the right will take you to our membership page

latest news and information

From chaos to calm

LOOKING BACK AT JUDITH BULL’S school reports, it’s obvious she was smart. It’s also obvious she struggled to concentrate. “Every school report was the same,” she sighs. “I kept thinking,...

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Adults diagnosed with ADHD later in life facing ‘unfair’ medication prices

A combined advocacy campaign in 2019 involving ADHD Foundation across Australia, ADHD communities, support groups and individuals delivered a message to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that the age restriction...

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ADHD can make it harder to manage your money. Here’s some tips to help

When I was at university, my parents and I used to have the same conversation about my financial instability every three months. They asked me why I was behind on...

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What ADHD feels like for adults

You're forever losing your phone, you're irritable, and you're struggling to focus. If this sounds like you, stress or even 'COVID brain' may account for your complaints. But for some...

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Removal of the age restriction on Vyvanse

Removal of the age restriction on Vyvanse

An announcement by Minister Greg Hunt on Saturday 30th January regarding the removal of the age restriction on Vyvanse taking effect on 1st February 2021. This announcement was followed by...

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World Congress on ADHD

The World Federation of ADHD brings together a professional community and their regional ADHD associations. We aim to disseminate education about ADHD and advocate for patients and their families by...

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