The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Society of the Philippines is a parent-based organization where support for persons with ADHD are accessible to ensure the full attainment of their God-given potentials. It was organized for the purpose of providing different kinds of support to individuals with ADHD, their families, and the professionals who work with them, through family empowerment, advocacy, and networking with stakeholders. The organization was formally introduced on October 21, 2000 and since then has grown continuously nationwide.
The society was envisioned to be a venue for organized efforts by parents, professionals, and concerned individuals in promoting the welfare of persons, particularly children, with ADHD. The organization identified priority areas that need to be addressed: 1) information campaign on ADHD through media to make people aware and recognize that ADHD is a disorder; 2) education and training, particularly among teachers and school administrators, because many of the affected children are enrolled in schools and are discriminated upon; 3) local research on ADHD; 4) strengthening support groups by expanding membership; 5) establishing a support center for persons with ADHD.