Author: Kristine Shiverick, M.Ed., ACG, CACP

I Have to Remember What? Laundry and Medication and Sleep, Oh My!

College means a new found independence.  For most students, their parents won’t be looking over their shoulders, although it may still feel like it at times.  With this new freedom comes new responsibilities such as remembering to do laundry, taking your medicine (if you are using medicine), getting enough sleep, and remembering where you put […]

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Rituals to Transitions: How to Get From One Task to Another

How do you go from a fun activity to studying? How do you transition from studying for one subject to moving on to the next? In order to make these moves, many people have what we call transition rituals, or certain behaviors, that they go through between different tasks.  This is particularly important when it […]

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Turning Frustration into Triumph

I didn’t understand that I had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) until I turned twenty-eight. That meant a big part of my life was spent believing I was somehow “not quite with it”. I didn’t think it was possible for me to have ADHD because it was usually associated with hyperactive boys. When I was […]

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Never Too Late To Learn That You Have ADHD

I am 65 years old, and I just found out that I have ADHD. I always knew I had a problem, but I never could figure out what my problem was. I liked to learn, but I had a hard time in school. I just was not a good student. I did not have a […]

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Message from the Editor: Are We Having Fun Yet? (WE Sure Are!)

This month is all about returning to fun. We are bringing back our hit column Coaches’ Corner, a great idea we had a while ago and started with gusto and then…well, I’m sure you know what happened there.  (ADHD inside joke…We love to make fun of ourselves!) We are also featuring an interview with a […]

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New Mobile and Web App Helps People with Attention Deficit Disorder Manage Daily Habits, Routines and Connect with their ADHD Coaches

Phoenix AZ, April 30, 2015 – According to industry research, 5% of adults in the US today have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a brain-based medical disorder that causes significant problems with work, school and family life. To directly address the challenges people with ADHD face in daily living, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, the […]

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ADDA Gets a Makeover

The ADDA Insider got a brand new look today, and in case you hadn’t noticed, it goes wonderfully with the new look of the ADDA Web site! Over the past few months, ADDA volunteers have been working behind the scenes to roll out a new Web site that is cleaner and easier to navigate (not […]

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Undiagnosed Adult ADHD a High Cost for Society

Millions Wasted Funding Legal Proceedings and Incarceration That Could Be Avoided Denver, December 19,  2014: Between 25 and 40 percent of prison inmates have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and most are undiagnosed and untreated. This is an alarming overrepresentation considering that it’s estimated that only 4 to 8 percent of the general population has […]

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“Scarlet Letter” Stigmatizes Young Adults with ADHD

ADDA Joins the Disability Community in Celebrating a Small Victory in an Ongoing Battle Wilmington, June 20, 2014: One of the most challenging phases of life faced by young adults with ADHD is the transition from secondary school to adult life, particularly the successful transition to higher education. The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) supports […]

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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 […]

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