Australian ADHD Professionals Association

In 2015, a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds came together with the common goal to form an organisation that could provide a unified professional perspective on the causes, diagnosis, management and treatment of ADHD.

The Australian ADHD Professionals Association was formed in November 2016, as a Company Limited by Guarantee (ACN: 616 076  049). AADPA is an independent, not-for-profit company, registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Board of Directors

Australian ADHD Professionals Association Board of Directors consists of President, Vice-President and 4 committee members.


Our Mission

AADPA’s mission is to promote the evidence-based research, diagnosis, treatment and management of ADHD for the benefit of individuals with ADHD and their families across Australia. We aim:

  • to support and to conduct education of all professionals working with ADHD and to disseminate knowledge to the broader community related to identifying, understanding, treating and responding to ADHD
  • to collaborate with advocates for individuals with ADHD and their families and for persons affected by ADHD generally for the purpose of more effective access to services and treatment of ADHD
  • to provide input to and consultation on policy development relevant to the evidence-based research, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD;
  • to promote and facilitate evidence-based research into the diagnosis, causes and treatment of ADHD; and
  • to engage in other relevant activities which support these aims.

Our Membership

Diversity is our strength.  AADPA prides itself on the inter-disciplinary nature of our membership. AADPA members come from academia, clinical practice (psychiatry, paediatrics, psychology), coaching and education across Australia and including New Zealand.  All members are committed to working towards enhanced lifetime outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families.