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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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How to Handle Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace

ADDA recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Mental Health Awareness campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to raise awareness for mental health issues and advocate to make mental health care a priority. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on May 18th, 2017 and is published online. You can read our contribution here. Please spread […]

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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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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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Who Needs Help Organizing?

Hey, gang! Do you need help organizing? (Who doesn’t?) Can’t afford it? Willing to be part of a TV series? Has clutter and disorganization taken over your life? FilmOption International is casting for a new television series with one of the country’s top organizers. We are looking for people who will allow us to film […]

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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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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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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 Position Statement on the 2016 US Presidential Election

Following the most contentious, divisive election in the history of the United States, we know there may be understandable consternation and uncertainty among ADDA members. Some might wonder if recent and upcoming political events will impact our tight-knit community here at ADDA. ADDA is proudly welcoming and supportive of all people, regardless of their backgrounds, […]

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My Little Sister Has ADHD

ADHD can be confusing and overwhelming. Getting diagnosed in the first place isn’t easy. Anger and/or sadness often accompany processing the ADHD diagnosis, because you have ADHD, and because you wish you knew sooner. Others experience relief, that finally there’s an explanation, a reason that life’s challenges have not been entirely their fault. Then, there’re […]

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