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Spread the Word: ADHD Awareness Week is Moving to October!

On behalf of you, our members, ADDA works to build awareness of adult ADHD here and around the world.  Four leading ADHD-focused organizations unite to form the ADHD Awareness Coalition, and this year, ADDA’s Awareness Committee Chair, Zandra Maffett, heads the Coalition.  Together, we help organize events and activities to promote awareness and support the grass-roots awareness efforts of our members and concerned citizens.  Our 2010 ADHD Awareness Week Web site provides an excellent sampling of the type of support we are able to provide.

Though traditionally in September, ADHD Awareness Week will be in October this year, and for many years to come!  Mark your calendar and spread the word that in 2011, the week of October 16 – 22.  Please contact your local organizations and inform them of the new dates, and don’t be shy!  ADHD is worldwide as is ADDA.  Our many international friends need to know about these dates, as well so don’t hesitate to share this with any folks you know oceans away from the North American continent.  Please share… imagine what we can accomplish if you tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on.

You’ll find the following facts useful as you reach out within your communities:

  • Four to 7 million children (5-9% of the population) and 9 to 13 million adults (4-6% of the population) in the U.S. have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • ADHD is a recognized by the following organizations (and many more):
  • ADHD is a recognized by the following organizations (and many more):
  • The American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • U.S. Department of Education, among others, recognize
    • ADHD is a neuro-chemical disorder.  The primary symptoms are inattention, impulsiveness and, sometimes, hyperactivity.

    ADDA would also love to hear your ideas for activities you’d like to see, participate in or organize for Awareness Week.  If you represent a group that would like to participate, please let us know.  What can you do as an individual to make a difference? Please write us at:  Awareness@add.org

    To contact any of the members of the ADHD Awareness Coalition Team, please use the provided contact information:

    Attention Deficit Disorder Association  (ADDA)
    Contact: Zandra Maffett, Awareness@add.org (800) 939-1019

    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  (CHADD)
    Contact: Ruth Hughes, Ruth_Hughes@chadd.org, (301) 306-7070 # 133

    ADHD Coaching Organization (ACO)
    Contact: Laura Rolands, awareness@adhdcoaches.org, (248) 251-4006

    Additude Magazine
    Contact: Susan Caughman, susan@additudemag.com, (646) 366-0

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