THE COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC)
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world and an excellent and convenient way to support ADDA’s mission to help adults with ADHD lead better lives. ADDA’s CFC designation code is 11589
. Help us make a difference in the lives of adults with ADHD all year long!
The Affordable Care Act: What Disability Advocates Need to Know
Article is reprinted with permission from The Arc
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the disability community must work to better understand the law and the many benefits it can provide to people with disabilities. This will be critical to the community’s role in helping to move states forward with implementation. Click here for complete report.
Final mental health and substance use disorder rules break down financial barriers and provide consumer protections
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury jointly issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans.
The final rule implements the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and ensures that health plan features like copays, deductibles and visits limits are generally not more restrictive for mental health/substance abuse disorders benefits than they are for medical/surgical benefits.
Meet "ADHD Heroes” Author, Judy Brenis
by Duane Gordon
Judy Brenis is a long-time volunteer with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA.) I edit the ADDA eNews, and several years ago, Judy approached ADDA about volunteering. On the phone Judy spoke of her dream of sharing people’s stories. Judy completed her training as an ADHD coach at the ADD Coaching Academy (ADDCA), but prior to becoming an ADHD coach, Judy had earned her Journalism degree and worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer for many years.
It’s hard to believe we first spoke only three years ago. It seems I’ve known Judy forever, though we’ve never met face to face… we’ll actually meet for the first time this summer in Orlando at the ADDA Conference! Judy has been telling people’s stories for the ADDA eNews ever since, tracking down interesting people living, and more than living, thriving, with ADHD. Judy conducts interviews with these people and shares their stories with ADDA subscribers, but now, it’s my turn to ask the questions! Read more»
Drive Safe. Yes, I Mean You!
by Douglas Harris
I recently lived an ADHD dream. I was given the use of a powerful, luxurious car for a long drive in the country on a beautiful, clear day. The ADHD-perfect angle was that during this trip I was continuously encouraged to distract myself from my driving. For doing what came oh-so-naturally to me, I would receive a crisp $100 bill at the end of the drive! Read more»
Leap and the Net Will Appear
IIt’s 2014 and ADDA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a big birthday bash! I hope you have plans to attend the party so you can join us in:
Celebrating the Progress of the Past and the Promise of the Future
This year’s Conference is the biggest ADDA event ever… yes, EVER! It’s an event you do not want to miss! To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, from July 24 to July 27, 2014, ADDA will hold its famous International Adult AD/HD Conference at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida! Read more»
ADDA Advocates for Professionals
ADDA is a member of the CCD and has a representative, Dr. Janet Kramer, who participates in the CCD Civil Right Committee in support of advocacy for professionals with mental health disorders. ADDA recently signed onto a letter sent to Jocelyn Samuels, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, concerning a young attorney with mental health issues who was targeted with special requirements for licensure solely due to her admission of successfully treated bipolar disorder. Read the letter here».