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AD/HD at Hampshire: A Guide for Students

For Initial Assessment and Treatment: “I think I might have AD/HD?”

Health and counseling service’s medical and mental health providers have experience in the evaluation and care of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Students meet with a medical or a mental health provider for an initial assessment. After the intake appointment, recommendations will be made for your follow-up care. If you have not had AD/HD testing within the past three years, students will be asked to complete an ADHD evaluation by an off-campus psychologist.  

For Academic Accommodations Due to a Disability:

 Documentation and specific requests for accommodation should be sent to:

 Aaron Ferguson, director of accessibility resources and services, CASA, Box AC, Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002.

Phone: 413.559.5498,  Fax: 413.559.6098

To Transfer Care of Previously Diagnosed AD/HD:

Students who wish to transfer their care of  AD/HD medication prescribing  to Hampshire health and counseling will  have records from their previous provider(s) transferred to Hampshire  HCS before an intake appointment is scheduled.

A student must have complete ADHD testing/evaluation within three years of admission to Hampshire College in order to receive ADHD medication from a prescriber at HCHCS.

For Counseling/Organizational Skills/Academic Help:

Hampshire College health and counseling services

  • Confidential counseling for mood problems, substance use, identity or relationship issues, stress, or depression.
  •  “Disorganized and Distracted” workshops and group to support organization and attention strategies. 
  • Off-campus referrals for neuropsychological assessments and/or psychotherapy (covered by the student health insurance program).

Hampshire College Accessibility Services

 Aaron Ferguson, director of accessibility services, 413.559.5498,

  • Arranges accommodations due to a disability for documented AD/HD and other learning, psychological or physical disabilities
  • Individual help with organizational skills and time management strategies.
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