Leaders: Chris Wang, Jaye Lin, Jessica Gilbert, & Stephanie Hwang
Sessions Duration: 90 minutes
Session Day: 3rd Tuesdays at 5:30pm PT / 6:30pm MT / 7:30pm CT / 8:30pm ET
Dates: Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20
Time: 8:30 PM Eastern / 7:30 PM Central / 6:30 PM Mountain / 5:30 PM Pacific
Asians with ADHD is a peer-led virtual support group for those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The group seeks to provide a safe environment for members to share their experiences and have topical discussion on various cultural aspects of being AAPI with ADHD, while acknowledging intersectionality with the many other facets of our lives.
We recognize that Asian culture and upbringing is not a monolithic experience, and will vary from person to person. We celebrate both shared experiences and those different from our own.
We welcome anyone who identifies as Asian or Pacific Islander, from all corners of the continent, as well as from all of the Pacific Islands.
Group Leader Information
Jessica Gilbert (she/her) – BIO
Jessica Gilbert (she/her) is an ADHD coach who helps queer ADHDers get things done. Connect with her here.
Outside of the ADHD world, she enjoys rock climbing, practicing yoga, creating art, and hanging out with dogs!
Jaye Lin (she/her) – BIO
Jaye Lin (she/her) is an ADHD coach, instructor, speaker, podcaster, and human. Within ADDA, she is a facilitator on the Asians with ADHD VPSG, and a member of the VPSWG Committee. Find out more about Jaye from her ADDA professional directory listing.
Aside from coaching, she runs a learning program and podcast, both titled Now Presenting: ADHD. She is also the co-founder of The Monoceros Initiative, creating travel events that bring the various ADHD professionals and content creators to the same collaborative table.
She received her coaching training from ADDCA, and e-Learning Instructional Design graduate certificate from the University of Washington. She also has a BS in Hospitality Management from San Jose State University, along with a culinary diploma from the Professional Culinary Institute, and is currently writing a cookbook for those with ADHD using her experience as a former food truck and restaurant owner.
Before starting her own ADHD coaching practice, she was the first and only ADHD-trained peer coach at Google, where she also co-founded and co-led the ADHD-Women@Google ERG as a 20% project while working as an Administrative Business Partner.
Chris Wang (she/her) – BIO
In partnership with the 30 coaches on her team, Chris has had the privilige of facilitating over 1,300 adults with ADHD to reach their goals through coaching. Her 2 favorite things about her job is that she gets to work with people with ADHD all day, building experiences that empower and uplifts adult with ADHD.
Previously, she’s facilitated support groups and group coaching sessions for a variety of groups: ADHD, AAPI, LGBTQ+, students, anxiety, and depression to name a few.
Chris is passionate about vounteering as an ADDA facilitator because she believes that being seen & heard by people just like you is an essential part of the ADHD healing and growing journey. Being a female founder, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and neurodiverse, she understands what it’s like to be on the “othered” side and wants to foster belonging for these communities.
Stephanie Hwang – BIO
Stephanie Hwang is a neurodivergence & ADHD coach based in Los Angeles. As a queer, immigrant woman of color and a bipolar autistic ADHDer, she aims to give everyone a safe space to express themselves and explore the intersection of their neurodivergence and identities. Stephanie’s mission is to empower you to be more you and harness the unique strengths of your neurodivergence to thrive.
Stephanie specializes in working with multifaceted and high achieving creatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Many of her clients are BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ and/or have struggled with depression, anxiety, chronic pain & illnesses, and addiction.