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.
ADDA's Own "Scholar of Change"
One of the most exciting but unheralded events of the 2014 ADDA Conference in Orlando, Florida, was the debut presentation of ADDA’s Workshop for HR Professionals as a pre-conference session. This ground-breaking workshop was developed by ADDA's Workplace Issues Committee supported by Michelle Geiman, a graduate student at Walden University.
As part of the “Scholars of Change” contest, the winner receives $2,500 US to devote to charity. Guess who she's already pledged to donate the money to? That's right, ADDA! Should she win, Michelle has pledged to donate her $2,500 to ADDA.
Support ADDA by Supporting Michelle Geiman
1. Visit https://apps.facebook.com/scholars-of-change/
2. Search for Michelle Geiman
3. Click the “Vote” button beneath the video.
4. Repeat every day until September 30, 2014.
Thank you for supporting Michelle, our "Scholar of Change", and for supporting ADDA! Learn 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…
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»
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»
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»