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Diagnosis

ADHD is a syndrome, which means it is defined by a group of symptoms, must be carefully evaluated by a professional who will talk with multiple people in a child’s life.There is no single test for diagnosis. The process of accurate diagnosis involves several steps and working to get information about your child from multiple sources. You, your child, your child’s school, and other caregivers should all be involved in assessing your child’s behavior.

Your child’s primary care doctor can determine whether your child has ADHD using standard guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which says the condition may be diagnosed in children ages 4 to 18 years.

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Visit our Resources section for more information on how to understand your child’s IEP, how to contact local legislators, or for help with locating a treatment facility in your neighborhood.

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The transition of AB 3632 to AB114

AB 3632 is now AB 144. What does this mean for your child’s IEP? 

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If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers that provides resources and connections to individuals in your community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be returned as promptly as possible.

Hope Line: 1-877-ASK-UACF (275-8223)