The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.
Mission, Vision, Values
Integrity of purpose is fundamental to all we do as a user-led organisation.
To advocate for and actively improve the life chances of those living with and impacted by ADHD, Autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD), Tourette’s syndrome, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and any related physical and psychological health concerns.
To create social change by working in partnership with agencies across all sectors to remove the cultural and systemic inequalities for neurodiverse people in health, education, and employment.
To provide expert, multidisciplinary services in health and education, across the lifespan.
To lead by example, showing that it is possible to run a truly integrated service employing best practice, innovative, value for money services for all business sectors.
A world that views neurodiversity and ‘thinking differently’ as a strength, whilst acknowledging and understanding the difficulties associated with lifespan neurodevelopmental conditions.
We take a strength-based approach. We emphasise the intelligence, talents and employability of those with ‘different abilities’, whilst acknowledging that they can result in disadvantage and exclusion in education, as well as health and economic dependencies.
Working in partnership with all stakeholders, we provide exemplar, innovative and holistic, person centred services and training programmes that enable and empower the neurodiverse community.
We enable public services in the UK and employers, through training and support, to ensure that a neurodiversity paradigm is enshrined in public policy and legislation.