Getting people to understand and treat other people who have certain conditions is often a work in advocacy. This means spiritual, moral and physical support given towards any kind of group which are afflicted with disease, social conditions or psychological ones. The work could include any number of things that ideally make society accept those who are so afflicted.
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is a unique form of autism that affects people of all ages. An ADHD advocate, at the start, should do research about the condition and prepare materials and programs which help to make the advocacy work relevant. There is no need to start up with a group, although later on you could connect with one.
Depending on where you are or what your personal status is, you could choose between a number of groups that have been established for people with the sickness. ADHD is something that affects the individuals who have it in terms which can be adjustable to public and normal life. In fact, all that is needed is the mentioned understanding of society to make it work.
Your advocacy, after you have built up your knowledge base, could go directly to the communities where you find the afflicted individuals. These might even be your friends or relatives, and most who are involved in this kind of work actually have these. Usually, working with a community is easier when they also know the person or persons afflicted.
You could also start helping out those who have the beginning symptoms of the condition. Some can find it easier to cope and adjust to the symptoms and adverse reactions when and if they are helped out from the start. They could be given some program to help them ride out the attacks that occasionally happen to them.
There is no known medicine that might specifically help combat or reduce the symptoms or reactions of those having ADHD. But doctors might recommend things like sedatives or other types of drugs that are light and calm their users. This reduces the reactions, which could often be really manic in nature.
Hyperactivity means that the individuals who have it will not be able to control their emotional reactions. These will usually be accompanied by an urge to be physically active or do some strenuous physical stuff. These are often some of the more negative stuff that could discomfit normal folks.
Of course normal is relative, and psychologists and psychiatrists today will usually say that most people are in need of mental services. Not that they have any specific disease, but the mind and the psyche are often affected, even battered, by experiences in the real world. This requires everyone to have at minimum counseling every once in a while.
No one is totally free of adverse mental symptoms. And a community simply needs that ADHD victims simply have more of these symptoms that they are unable to help to begin understanding. For an advocate, this is one of the basic beliefs that should power the process in such a way that it has an impact in society.