Ruth Hughes, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, the mother of an adult son with ADHD, and the former CEO of CHADD. During her time at CHADD, she was instrumental in the development of the Parent to Parent training program and helped with the launch of the Teacher to Teacher program. She worked with the leading clinicians and researchers in the field of ADHD, as well as parents and adults with ADHD. She was the spokesperson for the organization and was frequently interviewed. Dr. Hughes also led public policy efforts in Washington to ensure access to care, school supports, funding for research, and freedom from discrimination for all people with ADHD. She has written many articles on ADHD and her blog won several awards. Prior to her work on ADHD, she was the executive director of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, a national association representing rehabilitation agencies serving adults and children with severe mental illnesses. Her experience in rehabilitation has been instrumental in helping children and adults with ADHD learn more effective coping mechanisms. While semi-retired, she continues to write and present on topics related to ADHD, with particular interest in challenges during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. She lives in Columbia, MD.