ADDA’s goal is to have every adult with ADHD as an ADDA member. Together, we can help ourselves in ways no one else can. That’s why our announcement is so exciting. We’ve now made it possible for more adults with ADHD than ever to afford an ADDA membership.
More adults than ever are being diagnosed with ADHD, and often later in life, and every one of you can benefit from ADDA membership. But how can we make ADDA membership more affordable for a community that often struggles financially?
The economic costs of adult ADHD are well documented. Adults with ADHD earn $5,000 to $10,000 less annually than their colleagues without ADHD. When we add the challenges of budgeting and saving for a rainy day with which we are all too familiar, or living on a fixed income, little wonder ADDA members sometimes struggle to put money aside for their annual membership renewal.
However, we can’t just lower our membership fees. ADDA is entirely volunteer-run and we work very hard to ensure our membership fees are as low as they can possibly be. Even then, we must rely on donations to make up the shortfall in our annual budget.
But now, ADDA has found a compromise that will enable every adult with ADHD to become an ADDA member! We’re thrilled to announce we’re now able to accept monthly payments for ADDA membership. Using your credit card to set up automatic monthly charges, you can become an ADDA Member at the following rates:
- Individual Membership: $50 / year, Now Available for $5 / month.
- Family Membership: $55 / year, Now Available for $5.50 /month.
- Professional Membership: $ 150 / year, Now Available for $15 /month.
If you are not already an ADDA member, won’t you support your community by becoming a member today?
Please be aware that if you choose to pay monthly for your membership, you will pay a little more over the year. For example, paying $5 per month for an Individual membership means that for your annual membership, you will pay $60. However, if you are able to make one annual payment, you can save $10 on the annual individual membership. The reason it is more expensive to pay monthly is because with monthly payments, there are more bank transactions, and therefore ADDA must pay more bank transaction fees. If you make one payment per year, we pass our savings on to you by reducing the membership fee to $50 annually.
We also understand that adults with ADHD struggle to remember to make their payments even for services they want. To make things easier for you, we offer the option of automatically renewing your annual membership. If you choose to make monthly payments for your membership, monthly payments will be taken from your credit card automatically, but you may still choose not to automatically renew your membership at the end of the year. In this way, we provide you the ability to make more affordable monthly payments if you choose, and we provide you the ability to automatically renew your annual membership, if you choose. You’re in control.
Adults with ADHD will certainly appreciate the services and information ADDA has to offer, but ADDA membership is not and cannot be free. We can’t even lower the price more than we already have, and that is why, to offer monthly payments, we must cover the additional costs of the extra bank transaction fees. ADDA is entirely volunteer-run and we work very hard to ensure our membership fees are as low as they can possibly be. Even then, we also must rely on donations to make up the shortfall in our annual budget.
If you still find ADDA membership beyond your means, we do have information available at no charge through our ADHD Starter Kit (www.add.org/starter-kit – this will also give you access to our newsletter with free articles) and we occasionally have free Webinars (there is a sample recording of a Webinar on our Webinar page: https://add.org/webinars/). We also offer you the opportunity to book a call with an ADDA Ambassador: https://add.org/connect-with-adda/.