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
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LSAT Administrators Can No Longer Defend Discrimination as “Free Speech!”
Listen to Attention Talk Radio Host, Jeff Copper Interview Robert Tudisco
Here is a huge victory for students with ADHD and other disabilities. It is a perfect example of the power of a unified voice. Unfortunately, the fight is not over. This is a solid first step, but there are several other high stakes tests, like the LSAT, that still discriminate against students with ADHD and other disabilities. We can't stop until discrimination ends for all students with ADHD and other disabilities. Read more»
Wish You’d Been There? Get the Recording!
ADDA’s 25th Anniversary Conference (held July 24-27, 2014) was phenomenal! Four days (including a full day of preconference workshops and sessions on July 24th!), with four fabulous keynote speakers and over 50 breakout sessions! Add to that numerous special events, such as the past and present board members panel, the Saturday night Gala with a panel discussion on 25 years of adult ADHD with Sari Solden, Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. Thomas Brown all in celebration of 25 years of ADDA! It was a celebration of one of the most creative, impulsive, adventurous tribes on Earth all gathered to share the latest research and up-to-the-minute, leading-edge strategies for succeeding with adult ADHD.
And we’ve got it all on tape! (Well, not “tape,” really, but you know what we mean…
The Skinny on ADDA Funding and Our Future Goals
By Duane Gordon
“In the spirit of transparency, we want to talk openly about an often avoided topic: money. The truth is, ADDA is run by a dedicated team of volunteers. For decades we have been able to successfully maintain quality resources and services for our community with a conservative budget. However, the truth of running an effective organization today means spending money. This in turn means there is always a need to secure a predictable, reliable flow of funds coming in in order to ensure we are able to keep the lights on (or in ADDA's case, to keep the servers running!) We value keeping our community in the loop, so let’s discuss our needs, goals, and plans.”" Read more»
New for ADHD Awareness Month!
You've heard of "TED" talks? Everyone's heard of TED talks. As part of ADHD Awareness Month and our special activities, ADDA has created TADD, where we'll be Talking about ADD every day the entire month of October! TED talks are 18 minute presentations on a variety of interesting subjects. TADD recordings are only 9 minutes long (we do have a shorter attention span, you know!)
We'll be preparing recordings from the leading experts in the ADHD community and sharing them with you every day. They're free, and there's no registration required. To receive them right in your mailbox every day, subscribe to ADDA's list (just click the big "Subscribe" button over there below the left menu) and we'll deliver them right to you! But it's not an obligation.
What great information am I talking about? Check out what's coming up!
Don't Miss All the ADHD Awareness Month Activities!
Yes, we've got TADD talks, but we've got plenty of other things goig on for ADHD Awareness Month as well. Check out all the announcements, and don't forget to let us know if you've got something exciting to share with adults with ADHD.
One Woman’s Hyperfocus Impacts a Nation: An Interview with Dina Farid
By Ally Martin
“If you are familiar with current events in Egypt, you may recognize the name Dina Farid. In 2011, she founded Banat Masr Khat A7mar or “Girls are a Red Line”, a movement aimed at ending the sexual harassment of women. What started as a simple Facebook page grew into a revolutionary movement that continues to influence social and political change. While people may be aware of Dina’s impact on women’s rights in Egypt, they are probably not aware that she has ADHD. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Dina about her involvement in Banat Masr Khat A7mar, ADHD, and her plans for the future.” Read More»
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with ADHD
By Linda Swanson
“When ADHD prevents an individual from being able to earn a living wage, the financial stress can be crushing. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits are meant to help in situations such as this.” Read more»