Focus for the Future

CDC’s initiative to support children with ADHD

Focus For the Future. Paving a Path for Kids with ADHD

Parenting a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be tough. Families face daily challenges and reliable information about ADHD can help their children. Focus for the Future is a CDC initiative that connects families with tools and resources to help kids with ADHD thrive. Our team of scientists, mental health specialists, and medical experts are leading the charge to identify, promote, and extend the reach of the best care for kids with ADHD.

CDC is committed to working with partners and the public to support children with ADHD and their families through the Focus for the Future initiative. CDC is

CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is committed to helping children with ADHD. Through research and by providing information, NCBDDD helps families of these children get the support they need. We study mental and developmental disorders, identify factors that put children at risk for these conditions, and share that research with state and local decision-makers and medical professionals.

Page last reviewed: September 23, 2021