APSARD Mission Statement

APSARD is an organization consisting of a broad spectrum of allied mental health experts working to improve the quality of care for patients with ADHD through the advancement and dissemination of research, and evidence-based practices. APSARD will fill unmet education and training needs for healthcare professionals helping patients with ADHD, from childhood through adulthood

APSARD Core Values

APSARD strives for these Core Values:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Commitment to integrity
  • Commitment to openness and transparency
  • Multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary focus
  • Supports highest level of scholarly activity and evidence-based practice


To be the premier professional society for the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge and best clinical practices for ADHD and related disorders.


Goals describe the outcomes APSARD will achieve for its stakeholders, i.e. for the members, patient advocacy groups, government research institutes, academia, industry, and allied societies.

  • Goal 1: Annual Meeting – The APSARD Annual Meeting will be consistently acknowledged as the preeminent professional meeting focusing on ADHD throughout the lifespan. We will strive to maintain previous attendees and grow in participation each year.
  • Goal 2: Membership – The membership of the Society will include clinicians from a variety of professional disciplines including: psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, and other clinicians and researchers with an interest in ADHD and its related disorders.
  • Goal 3: Organizational Effectiveness & Financial Sustainability – The organizational structures and mechanisms of the Society will be effective and contribute to achievement of the vision and goals while maintaining financial stability.
  • Goal 4: Education – Promote evidence based practices in managing ADHD in primary and specialty care through education of clinicians, researchers and other service providers.
  • Goal 5: Advocacy – Work with patient care, government, and media organizations to advocate for advancing scientific research and dissemination to benefit individuals with ADHD and their families.

Click HERE to view the APSARD by-laws.