Author: adda-ADMIN

The Value of Persistence

as related to Patti Schwab Three years ago, I was laid off from my position of 20 years as an office administrator. I was very depressed. It was a real loss; I hadn’t realized how much that role had defined me until it ended. One of my children, who also has ADHD, was in crisis. Severe […]

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A Mother and Daughter Learn and Grow Together

By Theresa Two years ago, at age 33, I learned I have ADHD and that it permeates nearly every aspect of my life. While seeking help for my impulsive, energetic six-year-old daughter, I was surprised to see myself in many of the checklist items. The doctor was seeking participants for a study of mothers and […]

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A New Member Looks Forward

By Nicole  I am a 23 year old first year graduate student at NYU. I was diagnosed with ADD (now ADHD-inattentive type) when I was 7 years old. I have never fully accepted the fact that I have this difference. I believed and have had medical professionals tell me that it’s something that goes away as […]

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The Devil Is In the Details

I was diagnosed with ADHD at 36 years old, not long after our 7-year-old son was diagnosed. Although surprised, I didn’t see it as a problem as I had easily taken advantage of my ADHD strengths and was very successful as an entrepreneur. I have always been really great at working with other people and […]

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The Evelyn Virginia Farmer Celebratory Membership

Recently, Evelyn Polk Green, a dear member of the ADDA family and past ADDA president who has served the ADHD community with great dedication, celebrated the full, vibrant, and tenacious life of her mother who passed away at the blessed age of 93. Evelyn’s mother (of the same name) was a fierce advocate for education […]

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There is Nothing I Will Encounter Today That I Can’t Learn

Sean’s Story, Interview by Patricia Schwabb I am 52 years old and just randomly read an article on Facebook about ADHD and right away recognized myself. As I read more about this disorder I looked back and saw many ways it’s had a negative impact on my life. School was always a big problem for […]

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A Valentine for an ADHD Heart

By Patti Schwab as related by Amber K. Amber was diagnosed with ADHD during her freshman year of college.  Amber feared going away to school like most 18-year-olds, but her fear was accompanied by a familiar dull ache.  She knew she would probably have many more failures than successes from a lifetime of not “living […]

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Celebrity Chef with ADHD Wants to Inspire Others

Jennifer Herrera cooks for celebrities in New York City and uses YouTube and the internet to reach out to Latinos and others with ADHD to show them they too can succeed. Herrera has overcome many obstacles growing up and she currently works as a celebrity chef. Herrera was diagnosed with ADHD later in life as […]

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Happy Holidays! From All of Us at ADDA, to All of You… Wherever You Are!

ADDA is an international organization with members around the world, all of whom are part of the adults-with-ADHD “tribe.” One thing ADDA has always been and will continue to be is inclusive and accepting of all members of this tribe. That’s why at ADDA, we try to be sensitive, avoiding “Christmas” greetings in favor of […]

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The Gift of a Holiday Spending Plan

Patti Snow interviews Abraham Breuer With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us many ADHDers feel the familiar overwhelm creeping up on us. As an adult with ADHD one of the main stresses experienced is the financial hole caused by impulse spending. ADDA recently hosted a Finance Fitness Workshop which addressed this very […]

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