ADHD Across the Lifetime: A Toolkit for Partner Organizations
ADHD Awareness Month Overview
October is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Moving Forward with ADHD”. Join us as we raise awareness about ADHD across the lifetime.
ADHD symptoms start in childhood and often continue into adulthood but may look different in adults. The way ADHD impacts daily living may change across a person’s lifetime. The needs for support and treatment may differ for adults and children. Learn more about how your organization can support children and adults with ADHD.
- Hashtags: #MovingForwardwithADHD #ADHDAwarenessMonth, #ADHD, #ADHDAwareness
Your organization can use this toolkit to support your audiences with relevant resources and materials. Join us as an ADHD Awareness Month partner by using your voice and platforms to raise awareness, encourage inclusion, and help connect people to support services and one another. ADHD is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting children and adults, but it is often misunderstood. The goal of ADHD Awareness Month is to correct these misunderstandings and highlight the shared experiences of the ADHD community.
This partner toolkit provides a one-stop shop for free resources, including social media content and links to educational materials. Examples of how to engage with your audiences include
- Posting ADHD awareness graphics and messages and using the hashtags #ADHD, #MovingForwardwithADHD, #ADHDawareness
- Tagging us at @CDC_NCBDDD on X (Twitter)
- Starting conversations around the topic of ADHD in adults. Conversation starters could include questions such as “How does ADHD show up in your life?” or “What are ways that help you manage ADHD?”
- CDC’s web feature: ADHD Across the Lifetime
- Partner resources from Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
- Trainings and materials online
Use these sample posts and graphics on your organization’s handles to raise ADHD awareness by engaging with your audiences and equipping them to better support people with ADHD.
- Healthcare providers: October is #ADHDAwarenessMonth. Let’s expand our efforts to educate and support individuals with ADHD https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/materials-multimedia/toolkit.html [Help spread the word and tag our partners @CHADD_ADHD]
- Do you care for someone with #ADHD? Check out CDC’s ADHD resources for you and the person you care for: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/materials-multimedia/toolkit.html [Help spread the word and tag our partners @CHADD_ADHD]
- Without the right treatment and support, ADHD can have a serious impact on health and well-being. This ADHD Awareness Month, talk with your primary healthcare provider to learn more about the different treatments for ADHD. This CDC resource can help you get started: Treatment of ADHD | CDC
- This ADHD Awareness Month, we encourage you to raise awareness by sharing your ADHD experience and using the hashtags #MovingForwardWithADHD #ADHDLifeExperience. Find this and other shareable graphics from CDC. Link in bio. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/materials-multimedia/toolkit.html
- Public health attention is on #ADHD as it affects a large number of children and adults. ADHD symptoms may vary and look different at different ages. To learn more about ADHD symptoms, find CDC’s link in bio: Symptoms and Diagnosis of ADHD | CDC
- Healthcare providers: We’re excited to share CDC’s new ADHD Toolkit, which includes links to clinical trainings and resources to help your practice support patients living with ADHD across the lifetime! Take a look: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/materials-multimedia/toolkit.html
Share these related resources with your audiences to raise awareness and equip them to better support people with ADHD.
Learn more about ADHD and the resources available by visiting
Learn more about how you can help and support patients with ADHD and their families by visiting
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) PediaLink Trainings
- Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)’s National Resource Center on ADHD offers free trainings and continuing education courses on ADHD-related topics