The first step after receiving a diagnosis of ADHD or suspecting AHD, is to educate yourself on what is ADHD and what it looks like on me or my loved one. There are so many websites, podcasts and books that offer a wealth of insight, strategies and tools about living with ADHD and getting organized.
A few of my favorites are:
Driven to Distraction and Distraction 2.0 by Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey
Square Peg by Tod Rose
Organizing the Disorganized Child, by Martin Kutscher & Marcella Moran
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen G. Nadeau
Why will No One Play With Me?, by Caroline Maguire
(a book about social skills for people of all ages
How To Do it Now Because It's Not Going Away by Leslie Josel (for HS & College students)
Winning with ADHD by Grace Friedman & Sarah Cheyette (for HS & College students)
US Department of Education Resource Guide for Students with ADHD and Section 504. A must read for all parents.
My latest favorite podcast:
Attention Talk Radio
Jeff Copper speaks with Dr. Theresa Maitland about why students with ADHD don't use the services available at college. There's much we can do at the college level, HS, MS, even elementary level to help normalize the need for support. (hint: getting support is actually a sign of maturity)
After that episode, look at the library, Jeff has many fantastic episodes that are well worth the listen!
The 10 Important Pre-College Conversations to Have With Teens