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!
Want to know about TADD Talks but hate to read? We've even got a solution for that! Check out this video, or read on to learn more about what's in store for you this 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.
"Educate Yourself. Teach Others." An Interview with David Giwerc
By Judy Brenis
This year's ADHD Awareness Month theme has been David Giwerc's mission for the past 20 years. As a Master Certified Coach, founder of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), former president of ADDA, and author of "Permission to Proceed," Giwerc knows that education is key.
David designed ADDCA to teach the essential skills necessary to powerfully coach individuals with ADD. "Understanding your own ADHD, your own unique brain wiring is the first step. Understanding your ADHD allows you to access the strengths you already have. And focusing on your strengths and what you do well, leads to success." Read More»
ADHD Coaching Matters: The Definitive Guide, A New Book by Sarah D. Wright
By Douglas Harris
"As a relatively new profession, there often is confusion about the exact role of coaching within the support team for an individual with ADHD. This book clears up your questions! While ADHD Coaching Matters is geared primarily towards current or aspiring ADHD coaches, there is much in it for anyone who simply wants to understand this profession better." Read more»
ADHD Often Lurks in Other Illnesses, But Frequently Left Untreated
By Dr. John Bailey
From the Editor: Dr. John Bailey, ADDA Professional Advisory Board Member and long-time ADDA member and supporter, was asked to write an article for the Psychiatry Advisor in honor of ADHD Awareness Month. Dr. Bailey did a bang-up job, as usual.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hides.
ADHD lurks in medical fields other than psychiatry, and it wears masks. Rarely will a patient or doctor see the symptom or the diagnosis as a manifestation of ADHD. And less often will either consider evaluation and treatment of ADHD as a pathway to health.
When physicians see recurring infections, we check for diabetes. But when we see recurring accidents we don't think of ADHD — so we miss the ADHD diagnosis that, like the diabetes, caused the problem. And worse, the patient misses the opportunity to treat the ADHD and the problems it leads to medically, financially, socially and emotionally. Read more»