ADDA is an adult attention deficit disorder group whose members previously connected primarily at conference. With the popularity and cost-saving options the Internet offers, ADDA has expanded online, and people love what we’re doing. This past year boasted the group’s biggest numbers to date.
“ADDA has expanded online for convenience, to reduce costs, and to connect with people all year long” said Duane Gordon, ADDA President. “We all love conferences, but people can’t always afford to travel to the conference, and when you need to talk to someone, you need to talk to them now, not months from now at the next conference.”
Members are taking advantage of ADDA’s webinars, the virtual program of support groups and workgroups and they are reading this biweekly newsletter, The ADDA Insider. Amanda Parnell who was diagnosed with ADHD at age 40 calls the group “fantastic and life-saving.”
Over the past year, subscribership and open rates for the newsletter have increased, and the add.org Website draws increasing numbers of visitors, growing at well over 25 percent annually and recently hitting a record 92,000 monthly visitors.
ADDA’s newest virtual program is starting on April 3, and continuing on subsequent Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern. The new group is open to ADDA members who want to create and refine healthy eating, exercise and sleep habits.
“Healthier habits can reduce ADHD symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity and distractibility. Regular routines help your life feel more manageable.”
The group is for ADDA members looking to exercise regularly, eat better consistently and trying to get a good night’s sleep every night. The series will focus on proven strategies and provide accountability to support participants in achieving their wellness goals.
“We know the best motivator for ADHDers is a strong interest, AKA fun, and that’s why this is a club,” said Melissa Reskoff, ADDA’s Secretary and Community Outreach Chair.
Diane and Kenny are ADD Coach Academy graduates; they can relate to the pitfalls and hurdles ADHDers experience when it comes to starting and maintaining habits. Annette has years of experience leading support groups for ADHDers.
This fun-loving team has the street cred, sense of humor and tools to make healthy habits easy to achieve. You may recognize Diane McLean, in Spring 2016 she co-lead a Healthy Habits Diet and Exercise Series for ADDA. This year she has invited Kenny Niece to join her. Kenny is a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in working with adults with ADHD. They are joined by Annette Tabor whose personal experience with sleep issues and adult ADD bring together the basic wellness trifecta of diet, exercise and sleep hygiene.
We are lucky to have this team of educated, committed volunteers to lead the Easy Wellness Club members in achieving their wellness goals with humor and warmth.