As an adult with ADHD, you can’t take control of your life without the knowledge you need. The International Conference on ADHD is a great place to start. The latest ADHD treatments, advances and research guide your path. And you won’t be alone. Connect with leaders, top professionals and organizations in the ADHD field. And connect with hundreds of adults with ADHD like you.
Hello ! My name is Duane Gordon. I’m an adult with ADHD, and the President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). I want you to join me, in Dallas, or from wherever you are in the world, this November for the 2022 International Conference on ADHD.
You know the symptoms
As an adult with ADHD, you know the symptoms. You’re inattentive and distractible. You have trouble starting tasks, lack follow through and procrastinate. You struggle to control your emotions and you can’t get organized.
And the consequences
You know the consequences of adult ADHD all too well… poor job performance, marital difficulties, financial struggles and more (so much more).
But the worst thing is, you’re alone
But the worst thing about adult ADHD is going through it alone. You struggle daily… sometimes you win, more often you suffer setbacks… but always, you do it alone.
What do you do when you’re diagnosed with adult ADHD? Most people search Google or ask their doctors. But that leaves you feeling broken and lost. And what if you do nothing? Your life slips away. Your dreams crumble. You feel shame and you lose confidence.
Logic doesn’t cure loneliness
Your loneliness, and desperation, grows. No one gets you unless they have adult ADHD too. We know others face similar challenges. It’s logical. But… logic doesn’t cure loneliness.
What Changed My Life
I went to my first ADHD Conference in 2005 in Tucson, Arizona. I went with Linda, my wife… I never would have attended alone. Like many of you, I learned of my ADHD as an adult. My daughter’s diagnosis happened when she started school and mine followed as we learned about ADHD.
Relief… and shame
I felt relief knowing at there was a reason for my struggles, but I hid my ADHD out of shame. I’d heard about the Conference, but I wasn’t sure… to be honest, I was afraid…
Go to the Conference. It’ll change your life
Then a good friend, another adult with ADHD, said, “Duane, go to the Conference. It’ll change your life”. She was right. Attending that first Conference was life changing.
I wasn’t alone
Surrounded by hundreds of fellow adults with ADHD, I realized I was not alone. I soaked up more information in three days than I’d learned in months, even years, before the Conference… That was the first step in a transformation that continues today. I was shy, anxious and lonely. Today, I’m ADDA’s president.
Come on home
There’s more to the story, but I’ll save that for another day. Every journey starts with a single step. For you, as it was for me, attending this Conference might be that step. Finally, I was “home.” These were my people. They get me. Here was a place I could be myself.
Linda and I were sitting in the audience as Sari Solden wrapped up her famous “Sheep Shame” keynote. I turned to Linda and said, “From now on, no matter when, no matter where, no matter what it costs, we’ll be at this ADHD Conference.” Linda agreed. And as Robert Frost would say, “That has made all the difference.”
See you in November!
To your success,
Finally, It’s Your Turn
You have a choice to make: Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all). You know where that will lead. Is that where you want to go? Take a new action, and get a new result.
Come to the Conference
You are at the mercy of your ADHD. Until you take charge of your adult ADHD, you can’t take control of your life. Stop stumbling around in the dark. Come to the Conference. The latest ADHD treatments, advances and research shine a light and guide your path. And you won’t be alone. Connect with leaders, top professionals and organizations in the ADHD field. And connect with hundreds of adults with ADHD like you. Which do you really want for yourself?