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Laughter Is The Best Medicine for this ADDA Member

By Annette Tabor ADDA member Pam Wener has a passion for three things. She is passionate about helping children and adults with learning disabilities. She is passion for laughter. And she is passionate about stand-up comedy. These unique qualities define what she is all about. Pam began helping those with learning disabilities years ago. Her […]

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A Life Changing Event

By Jeannette McDonald I realized my life had changed the morning I woke up and the tape that had been playing in my head since I was a young child in school, telling me every day that I was dumb and stupid, stopped playing. Yes, those were the words, “dumb and stupid”.  I was in my […]

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Filling In the Cracks

By R.A. I am a 55-year-old man. I’ve suffered from ADHD all my life, I’m sure of it. Not to go too far into my past, I will say it was quite “unsafe” for a child. I have much anger and guilt around many things I saw and experienced. This story begins and ends with […]

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Sudden Chaos: How Did We Get Here (and How Do We Deal?)

By Sue West You’re overwhelmed and you don’t know how you got to this point. Sudden chaos! The house is a mess. Your time is completely out of control. But you’re using the same systems you always have. To organize your days… your desk… your time… What happened and what can you do about it now? And what […]

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Marcie’s Inspirational Story

By Annette Tabor As a longtime member of ADDA I’m often reminded of the many ways we support each other. By volunteering as a Co-Facilitator of our Easy Wellness Club Virtual Support Group and serving on ADDA’s Marketing Committee, I consistently find inspiration in our members stories. During one of our Easy Wellness Club phone […]

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Could This Be Your Story?

By Samantha Schmidgall I couldn’t believe ADDA wanted to hear my story! Someone is asking me (chatty Cathy) for my story. There has to be a catch, right? It is odd to think I am allowed to embellish and more and that others with ADHD will read to the end. So here is my story. […]

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We All Want To Be Heard

By Mike Fedel This article looks back at the first year of ADDA’s Non-ADHD Partner Peer Support Group.  I want to share  some major themes that come up repeatedly. I’ve avoided obvious ones: “he’s always late” or “he’s impulsive with our money.” Instead, lets look at some that don’t always get talked about, some that […]

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Internet Obsession

by Dr. Todd Love Today’s Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It offers access to information as never before. But it offers the potential for endless distractions as never before too. People talk about “getting sucked down the rabbit hole”, when what we intend to be just a few minutes online easily turns […]

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A Mother Focuses On Helping Her Sons Focus

By Jennifer Bolton I’m a mother of two sons who both have tracking issues with reading. One son also suffers from severe dyslexia. Both sons always lose their spots when reading. When children first learn to read they put their finger on the words and follow along. As the text gets smaller, this is more […]

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Actions and Additudes – 7 Relationship Strategies for Non-ADHD Partners

By Mike Fedel I have enjoyed the first year of ADDA’s Non-ADHD Partner Peer Support Group. From the feedback I’ve heard, our participants enjoyed it as much or more than I did! Today, I want to share with you some “tips and hints” that worked for our partners. NOTE: I’ve changed names, and, to keep […]

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