ADHD Ireland’s mission is to make life better for people affected by ADHD.
We are dedicated to providing up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to individuals with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD and the professionals who serve them.
We provide support and advice through our phone line and emails, send out information, produce publications, organise information sessions and psychoeducation, run Solution Focussed Brief Therapy courses for young people, run parenting courses, work to raise awareness of the condition and contribute to research.
We work in partnership with universities and third level colleges, government agencies and other organisations in research and the promotion of ADHD.
As a charity, we raise funds and help raise funds for the charitable purpose of the charity.
ADHD Ireland’s vision is a society in which:
- ADHD is recognised as a complex neurodevelopmental difference, which is often present from birth and can affect and impair an individual across their lifespan.
- ADHD is also recognised as an individual difference where impairments or difficulties are the result of the demands or the ways of working in school, work, and socially. If accommodations are made, people with ADHD can be successful in these settings.
- ADHD is recognised as a condition which requires timely diagnosis; leading to an integrated package of treatments and supports designed to meet the needs of the individual, coordinated by a medical professional who builds up rapport and trust over time.
- There is information and support for people with ADHD and their families. Where there is awareness and understanding among educators, employers and institutions so that school, work and institutional environments are adapted to meet the needs of the individual.
- There is an acceptance that ADHD is a difference with many positive aspects.
- All professionals and organisations involved work together to make life better for people with ADHD.
Who we are
The team in the office are;
Ken Kilbride – CEO
My name is Ken, and I’m the CEO at ADHD Ireland. I have over 20 years experience in senior management positions in a wide range of both very large and very small not for profit organisations in Ireland. My role with ADHD Ireland is to enact the vision and strategy of the Board, and in the words of Captain James T Kirk take this ADHD organisation to where no ADHD organisation has ever been before!
Random fact about me…. I have never, ever seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.
Nicola Coss – Service Development Manager
My name is Nicola Coss and I’m the Service Development Manager here at ADHD Ireland. I got involved because I saw first hand the lack of supports for families of children with additional needs.
My role involves developing new activities nationwide; from new support groups to family socials and training events.
Random fact about me …. I love picnic bars, nighttime walks and movies with fast cars!
Tricia Madden – Administrative Assistant
My name is Tricia Madden and I work in the administration side of the organisation. I’ll probably be the first person you speak to when you contact us, and I’m here to help you with the first steps on the scary journey through the world of ADHD. If you’re feeling lost, overwhelmed or have any questions, I’m here to help.
Random fact about me…. I love going to the theatre and like going to the gym…even if it’s only for coffee and cake!
We are also supported by a network of amazing volunteers who help with events and provide support groups.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about ADHD, you can contact us by telephone at 01 8748349 at the Carmichael Centre in Dublin, or you can send us an e-mail
ADHD Ireland is a registered Charity – Charity Number CHY22471.
ADHD Ireland is one of the top 100 charities who have signed up as meeting the requirements of the Irish Code of Governance for Community and Voluntary Organisations.
(Please note that the information you find on our website is intended as a guide and is no substitute for professional medical/educational advice given to you personally, as each person with ADHD presents differently and as such has individual needs.)
Annual Accounts: View our latest annual accounts from 2018 here HADD-ADHD Ireland Audited Accounts 2018