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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects a person's ability to pay attention, control impulsive behaviors, and regulate hyperactivity. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, but its symptoms can persist into adolescence and adulthood.

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ADHD Resources for Stanford Students

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers ADHD consultations to support students in connecting with assessments, academic support and other campus resources. 

CAPS offers referral support for students who have been diagnosed with ADHD and are interested in continuing medication treatment and are not interested in an ADHD consultation. 

  • How to connect: Call CAPS at 650.723.3785 and request referral options for ADHD medication treatment
  • Cost: FREE for Stanford students

Schwab Learning Center at Children’s Health Council (SLC@CHC)

  • 1:1 coaching for school and work (strategies for optimizing performance and attention)
  • Psychoeducational evaluations as indicated for learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Post-evaluation counseling sessions to explain diagnosis and recommend solutions
  • Referrals for psychiatry services (e.g., medication management) as indicated
  • Referrals for psychological services (e.g., anxiety, depression) as indicated
  • Cost: FREE (no age limits for Stanford students)

Student Eligibility for Learning Specialist Sessions

  • Must have suspected or diagnosed LD and/or ADHD

Student Eligibility for Evaluations

  • Must have formal referral from CAPS to receive priority scheduling
  • Must have at least 1 year of remaining enrollment
  • Must meet with a learning specialist at least 3 times
  • Cost: FREE (no age limits for Stanford students)
  • How to connect: Call CAPS at 650.723.3785 and request a consultation visit to discuss a referral to Schwab (see above). Then Register for SLC@CHC

ADHD Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford Health Care (AHDH at SHC)

Adult ADHD Psychological Services Program, Stanford Health Care

The Adult ADHD Psychological Services Program provides:

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Individual and Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
  • Individual and Group Executive Functioning Skills Training
  • Cost: Determined by insurance, $25 co-pay for Cardinal Care
  • How to Connect: Please call 650-497-0110 and request ADHD services through Dr. Kan Long

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

  • Academic coaching (strategies for optimizing performance and attention)
  • Workshops, study halls, and other resources
  • Tutoring
  • Structured programming for neurodiverse students, including students with ADHD and learning differences
  • Cost: FREE for Stanford students

Community Providers

  • Therapy and/or medication visits with California providers off campus (including telemedicine).
  • Cost:
    • Per insurance
    • $25 co-pay for Cardinal Care visits
  • How to connect: Call CAPS at 650.723.3785 and request referral options for providers who treat ADHD.
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Other Support Resources

Neurodiversity and Disability Guide

For students, by students. The following is a digital rendition of Neurodiversity and Disability at Stanford, a comprehensive guide to accessing accommodations, obtaining academic support, and finding community for neurodiverse and disabled students at Stanford.

Office of Accessible Education 

The mission of the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is to promote an accessible and inclusive environment for all students with disabilities. Through both academic and housing accommodations, we work to mitigate physical and attitudinal barriers that students might face. We are dedicated to supporting students with disabilities to give them the opportunity to perform at their highest academic potential. We also strive to promote the inclusive environment they need to experience full membership in our diverse Stanford community.