Author: Michelle Teel

ADDA Gains in Popularity; Offering New Diet/Exercise Workgroup April 3

ADDA is an adult attention deficit disorder group whose members previously connected primarily at conference. With the popularity and cost-saving options the Internet offers, ADDA has expanded online, and people love what we’re doing. This past year boasted the group’s biggest numbers to date. “ADDA has expanded online for convenience, to reduce costs, and to […]

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Job Seekers’ Club

Are you having trouble with your job search? For the first-time ADDA is hosting an ADHD job seeker’s group, and we’re seeking eight volunteers who will search for work and learn tips for seeking work through the club. To help establish structure and accountability (all things that help adults with ADHD), the volunteers will record […]

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ADDA Adds New Virtual Support Groups for 2017

By Michelle Teel, ADDA Insider, editor The 2017 year starts with three new ADHD virtual peer support groups to help ADDA members and those who love them better understand ADHD.  “I get by with a little help from my friends” John Lennon ADDA’s virtual peer support groups give adults with ADHD the opportunity to connect […]

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ADDA Helps ADHD Adults Work

Michelle Teel Interviews ADDA Workplace Issues Chair, Linda Walker, PCC ADDA recently launched a new website, ADHD at Work (adhdatwork.add.org). Created by the ADDA Workplace Issues Committee led by ADHD Coach Linda Walker, PCC, the webpage answers major questions such as whether or not to disclose an ADHD diagnosis at work and offers suggestions and […]

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ADDA Helps Raise Awareness with New Adult ADHD Infographic

Do you or the people in your life have questions about adult ADHD? If you’d like to know more about ADHD, or you’d like some help explaining your ADHD to someone, we have just released a cool infographic that helps describe what adult ADHD is, it’s prevalence, how it is diagnosed and how it appears […]

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Message from the Editor: Knowing Is Better

October is a big month for me. It’s ADHD Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so each October I’m barraged with reminders that I am both a breast cancer survivor and an adult with ADHD. This year, the theme of ADHD Awareness Month is, “Knowing is Better,” and I love it because I’ve found […]

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It’s Not Just Me

It’s not just me who always knew I was different growing up, but I never knew why or how. I didn’t realize until I put myself through college, at the behest of a pushy high school guidance counselor, that I began to meet more people like me from different nearby towns who had the means […]

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Message from the Editor: On Time Every Time – I Wish!

Time management is hard for everyone, but for adults with ADHD it’s especially hard. If I don’t write things down and check the list frequently, I forget appointments and commitments. For example, we recently had a meeting for our ADDA editorial work group rescheduled. I write everything in a small calendar that I check “almost” daily. […]

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Message from the Editor: Struggling with Social Skills

I have taken on much writing and editorial work in my career as a journalist and editor, but I have been struggling socially to get to what I like to call “independent wages.” My work skills are strong, but I get overwhelmed and anxious when dealing with other people. I feel like I badly need […]

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Message From the Editor: Making Real Connections

Hi! I’m your new ADDA Insider Editor. What’s the ADDA Insider? It’s ADDA’s twice-monthly newsletter full of great stuff just for adults with ADHD. If you’re not subscribed, sign up today! I am happy to take the reigns as the new editor of the ADDA Insider. Of course, I’ll be working closely with Dr. Michelle […]

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