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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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Message from the Editor: Finding Your Strengths; Making the Best of Your ADHD Diagnosis

Some people criticize me for tuning out, being fidgety when I’m expected to sit still, talking too much or out of turn, repeating jokes, being immature and just being out-of-touch with most other adults. I sometimes feel like a kid in a grownup’s body. I’m sure most adults with ADHD can relate similar experiences. Despite […]

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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: Transitions

Transitions As the summer ends many of us are returning back to school and work. I am an adult with ADHD and I am not. I have been unemployed for many years. My long-term unemployment stint started in 2009 when I lost my job due to outsourcing. I would love nothing more than to return […]

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ADDA Is Diversity: A Statement on Recent Events and ADDA’s Commitment to Diversity

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is dedicated to helping adults with ADHD lead better lives. ADDA has a responsibility to spread awareness about ADHD and to help combat stigma and discrimination for those with ADHD. But we also have a larger mission. We often talk about “neuro-diversity”, for just as we combat prejudice against […]

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Message from the Editor: It’s So Much Better When You’re Not Alone

At ADDA, we know the power of connection. Adults with ADHD are too often lonely. A lack of acceptance can lead to rejection by the people around us, and our own shame leads us to withdraw. Isolation becomes a (very bad) habit. At ADDA, we work hard to provide opportunities to connect. We know reaching out can […]

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