ADHD & ASD Resources


Proper diagnosis of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) involves multiple assessments to identify symptoms and identify or rule out other conditions that could be present, or that could mimic ADHD. Gulf Coast Family Services follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for evaluations and treatment of ADHD and ASD. Referrals are made to your general practitioner physician or pediatrician for evaluations of vision and hearing and general wellness exams to rule out possible physical reasons for presenting symptoms. 

Gulf Coast Family Services - Children, Adolescents, & Adults - ADHD and Autism (ASD) testing and screening for other neurodevelopmental symptoms. We provide the ADOS test for individuals two (2) years old through adulthood.

Referrals are made for psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations to the following practitioners:

LaConsay Psychological Services - 16 years and up, psychoeducational testing

Melissa Ogden, Ph.D., ABPP-CN - Adults (18+), psychoeducational testing

Laura G Goulden, PHD - Children and adolescents, psychoeducational testing.

Dr. Ali Kizilbash - Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology - (850) 484-7800

Let's Play Therapy Center - (251) 929-4848

Hope for Autism

The Learning Tree


Life Psychiatry - 251-999-5433 (LIFE)

Alabama Psychiatry - 251-868-6030

Comprehensive MedPsych - Fairhope - 251-517-3175, Mobile - 251-662-9466

Southern Psychiatry - Mobile & Gulf Shores - 251-300-7134


The decision to take ADHD Medication is a personal choice, and Gulf Coast Family Services does not encourage or discourage its use. The following is for informational purposes and is something to discuss with your or your child's doctor.

ADHD Medication Guide - by Northwell Health Systems - 
  • The ADHD Medication Guide©, the Stimulant Medication Guide© and this website ( are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Please consult your medical professional regarding the use of any medication.

The Ultimate Guide to ADHD Medication - by ADDitude Magazine
  • Includes things to consider, questions to ask your doctor, and medication logs to track the effectiveness or side effects of the medication.



US Department of Education on IDEA

US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Gallini Group - Special Education Lawyers


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) - Provides assistance for college, trade school, or finding a job to adults with disabilities (ADHD qualifies). Call 251-479-8611 and tell them you have ADHD, ASD, or other ADA diagnoses and need assistance with getting a job. (Going to college is part of the process of getting a job, so you have to put it in these words) They should put you in touch with a counselor who will provide options for the direction you would like to go in (college, trade school, or finding a job).

Alabama Disability Advocacy Program (ADAP) - The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of the nation’s federally-funded protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP provides legal services to Alabamians with disabilities to protect, promote, and expand their rights. 

The Gallini Group - Special Education Lawyers

The Gallini Group Facebook Page

Ask A Special Education Attorney YouTube Channel

Alabama Parent Education Center 


Baldwin County Board of Education - Section 504

Baldwin County Board of Education - Special Education


PTS Coaching - ADHD Coaching for Parents, Students, and Adults*


Calm & Connected Parent Workshop*

Job Accommodations Network

How to ADHD - YouTube Channel

ADHD Power Tools - YouTube Playlist

ADDitude Magazine

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Different Brains

Dr. Russell Barkley -internationally recognized authority on ADHD/ADD in children & adults 

ADHD Rewired

Failing at Normal TEDx Video

FREE ADHD Webinars


The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series (58 books)

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD (8 Keys to Mental Health) - Parenting

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--from Childhood through Adulthood

Dirty Laundry: Why Adults with ADHD Are So Ashamed and What We Can Do to Help

Self-Care for People with ADHD: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Prioritize You!

The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home  -Adults

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential - Children

Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential - Teens

Smart but Scattered--and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest - Young Adults

Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home - Adults

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention - Children & Teens

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits - Students

Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD: A Skill-Building Workbook to Help You Focus and Succeed - Teens

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery - Consider personality

The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God - Christian, Spiritual, discussions of healing from spiritual abuse.

ADHD in the Media

The Disruptors* - a documentary on ADHD.


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