ADDA: Twenty-five Years and Still Going Strong

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Wilmington, June 1, 2014: The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) invites you to join in the celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2014. We are amazed at how much headway in the effort to help adults with attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (AD/HD) we have made in the past 25 years, and while work remains to be done, we are excited about what the next 25 years holds in store. That is why

ADDA has chosen its anniversary theme: 25 Years: Celebrating the Progress of the Past and the

Promise of the Future.

ADDA is an international organization helping adults suffering from AD/HD. ADDA has established a supportive community where people affected by the disorder can learn about adult AD/HD, connect with other adults with AD/HD and the professionals who serve them. ADDA also provides an environment where these adults are able to gather without being judged or stigmatized by the labels often attached to AD/HD.

ADDA’s goals include educating and advocating for adults with AD/HD.   Building awareness is essential for a disorder where as many as 85 percent of adults are unaware they have it, and continue life untreated. ADDA has been working hard for the past 25 years to enlighten the greater population on the true nature of the disorder and to assist those seeking further education on AD/HD.

The 25th Anniversary is a special milestone in our efforts. Since 1989, we have aimed to help people throughout the world cope with and thrive with AD/HD. Beginning in a spare basement room in Chicago, IL, ADDA has grown into the world’s leading adult AD/HD organization. It is now renowned for creating community and bringing adults with AD/HD together. Its annual conferences and year-round webinars provide an environment of understanding free of stigmatization.   ADDA’s resources deliver hope, empowerment, and connections worldwide by bringing together the power of science and human nature.

ADDA’s 25th Anniversary International Adult ADHD Conference will be held July 24th-27th, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. For any ADHD adult seeking a sense of empowerment and a connection with other people affected by ADHD, this is the place to be.   Offering specialized tracks of presentations and workshops, the ADDA Conference has elements that appeal to both adults with ADHD and the professionals who serve them.

The ADDA Conference is often described as the very first place an adult with ADHD feels at home. The sense of community and camaraderie is hard to explain, but if you ask anyone who has attended a conference, you will likely hear that it offers the best opportunity to meet and learn from some of the nation’s top adult ADHD experts.   In addition to hearing from coaches, psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, researchers and other specialists, attendees will be able to network with other passionate AD/HD folks from all over the globe, making lifelong friends.

About ADDA

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. We are an international non-profit organization, founded twenty years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. In the 25 years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community.

Our goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD.  ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience. The information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by ADHD and professionals who serve them focuses on the diagnosis, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with ADHD lead better lives.


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