Mission, Vision, Values


As a multi-disciplinary, professional organization, the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders’ goal is to improve outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families by promoting research throughout the lifespan on ADHD and disseminating evidence-based practices and education.

Led by a diverse Board consisting of global experts in fields such as psychiatry, epidemiology, ethics, coaching, psychology, advanced-practice nursing, and pediatrics, APSARD’s goal is to work with ADHD patient organizations to heighten the public’s understanding of ADHD to reduce stigma and further promote effective dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients.




The Mission

Promote interdisciplinary communication among researchers, clinicians, and educators to enhance the care for individuals living with ADHD throughout their lifespan. This is achieved by advancing and disseminating scientific knowledge in
collaboration with researchers and practitioners in order to implement evidenced-based practices and policies.

The Vision

Improving the lives of people with ADHD.

Our Core Values

Commitment to:
• Excellence in science and practice
• Integrity in education
• Diversity, equity and inclusion
• Well-being of the community

    Our Goals

    • Advance and disseminate the research base in ADHD and promote the translation of the findings for clinical practice
    • Expand opportunities for engagement and professional enhancement with APSARD
    • Understand and address the needs of the communities related to ADHD
    • Strengthen the standing of APSARD as a leading and respected voice in ADHD