Author: adda-ADMIN

Impacted Roots and Broken Wings, An Interview with Evelyn Polk-Green

by Patti Schwab As an adult with ADHD Evelyn Green is all too familiar with the challenges of meeting the responsibilities of everyday life but guiding her adult children who also have ADHD is a new one. As she has always devoted herself to doing everything possible to provide a strong foundation leading to a […]

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Atlanta Educators, This One’s For You!

Greetings Atlanta Educators! As you might be aware the 30th Annual International Conference on ADHD is going to be held in your back yard on November 9-12, 2017, at the Atlanta Hilton! We think you will love our theme, “Connect & Recharge.” This year, CHADD and ADDA have joined forces to provide you with an […]

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Atlanta or Bust – A Man with a Plan

By Patricia Schwab CONNECT AND RECHARGE is the theme of the 2017 International Conference on ADHD in Atlanta Nov 9 -12. ADDA is partnering with CHADD to offer an opportunity for hundreds of adults with ADHD to connect in a safe place with others facing the same challenges. ADDA has worked with CHADD to create […]

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Therapy Helped Me Take Back Control

By Nightshade For the past two years, I’ve blocked out my emotions. I feel this led to my impulsive behavior including taking illegal drugs, risky sexual behavior, skipping school and more. It all stemmed from a lack of self-control. Of course, I eventually got caught, and as I looked back at what I had done, […]

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Tell Your Story… To More People

My name is Emily Dorffer. I’d like to share with you a publication opportunity for disabled writers. With the help of staff at Johns Hopkins University, I am compiling a short story anthology exclusively featuring short stories written by people with disabilities. All the stories will feature disabled main characters. My aim to spread awareness of […]

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Moving To a Better State of Mind

We sometimes get caught up in painful vicious circles that never seemed to be resolved. For some it’s having the same argument over and over again with your spouse. Others might be so mired in self- doubt that despite all evidence of their talents they refuse to try anything new for fear of failure. We […]

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A Taste of Improv

by Mike Fedel The Ann Arbor Adult ADHD Coffee Chat group first tried Improvisation recently. Doug Harris, a team leader, described taking Improv classes at a local theater. I’ve been teaching Improv since 2010 and thought it would be nice to offer the others a chance to try it out. These Coffee Chats last two […]

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ADHD…How Did I Miss It?

By Howard Chusid, Ed.D, LMHC, NCC In my practice, I see both adults and children with ADHD. It doesn’t surprise anymore me to see a twenty-six-year-old who hasn’t done well in school, who is not succeeding in life and who’s wondering what is wrong with them. Then they are diagnosed with ADHD. What does surprise […]

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Back on Track with the Easy Wellness Club

By Annette Tabor I am an adult who diagnosed with ADHD late in life. I was almost fifty when I realized I was more depressed and frustrated than happy. My ADHD was preventing me from getting the job done, at home and at work. All my life, I knew something was wrong but I could […]

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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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