Author: Duane Gordon

If You Don’t Get It, We Might Spread It

I want to share a music video made by Dean Solden and Howard Morris, a former ADDA president, with our ADDA family. Dean Solden is a familiar figure to any ADDA member who’s participated in or attended the world famous ADHD Conference Talent Show! We want to keep every adult with ADHD and the people […]

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Welcome to #ADHDCon2020!

We are thrilled to announce once again, ADDA, CHADD and the ACO are partnering to bring you the 2020 Virtual International Conference on ADHD. It will be happening November 5-7, 2020. This online-only event will still bring together adults, coaches, organizers, educators, parents/caregivers, physicians, psychologists, researchers and healthcare providers from around the world who are […]

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The ADHD Crossroad: Diagnosed at 56

By Stephanie Mackeprang They say ignorance is bliss. Knowing what I know now, my whole life makes so much more sense. I guess it was bliss! I’ve been working hard and striving to succeed in my career. My only other priority was family which left very little time for anything else. It was too stressful. […]

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Follow Your Heart to a Happy Place

Interview by Annette Tabor ADDA Support Group Calls are the best! As ADDA members we can’t wait to call in and connect with our friends. Gary Gleason from Nevada wins the prize! He refused to let circumstance stand in the way of his “happy place”. Gary, his wife and 2 fur babies started the morning […]

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I Didn’t See THAT Coming

Dear ADDA community, The Covid-19 pandemic has changed things over the last few days and weeks. So please… Stay safe. Stay home. It’s simple advice. But it’s not easy. We have lost structure. And connection. Without our routines, without people, we have little to ground us. We become susceptible to anxiety, panic and despair. You […]

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Living Life Misunderstood

by Kenny Francisco I am not sure how to tell this story. It’s difficult. At times, it’s sad, it’s happy, it’s scary. But it is always FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!! My name is Kenny Francisco. I don’t want to be anonymous. I want you to hear me. I want everyone to know I said it. I grew up […]

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Everything I Know About Self-Advocacy, I Learned from Willie

By Laura K. Champion My name is Laura and I have ADHD. I’m a chaotic mess of underestimated brilliance. My ADHD allows me to think outside the box. It helps me troubleshoot the impossible. It lets me act on impulse and land opportunities most miss. And it lets me rise again when I’ve fallen so […]

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I Have ADHD. I Am Not Less

by Anonymous I have ADHD. That does not mean my ideas are less important or my actions are less right.  I am not less. Is ADHD a disability? Yes, though mostly it is irritating. To others, but especially to me.  I Wish People Could See the Real Me  People often judge intelligence expressed in writing […]

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An ADHD-Friendly Way to Lose Weight? Yes!

By Linda Williams Swanson Imagine if you set goals of gaining weight and living an unhealthy lifestyle. If those were your goals, you do the things I did for several decades of my life: Eat food of all kinds available 24-7, and eat often. Eat to soothe emotions when feeling sad, anxious, or stressed. Eat […]

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Marriage Uncomplicated. Is It Possible?

Joyce Kubik and Robin Nordmeyer A marriage is a precious union. But when one spouse or partner struggles with ADHD, they both struggle with ADHD. Research shows us that when you don’t understand or manage your ADHD effectively, it can be draining on a marriage often leading to separation and divorce. It is heart breaking […]

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