Message from the Editor

Want to make some changes but don’t know where to begin? We all feel that way sometimes, but ADHD has a way of complicating things. Take a minute to read our article by Linda Walker in this edition for some helpful hints on how you can move away from putting out fires and towards intentional action.
Don’t forget that we have expanded our virtual support groups and workshops in order to offer more connection and guidance centered around your needs and interests. The feedback we’ve received has been outstanding; you won’t want to miss out on these game-changing virtual programs.
Speaking of support and connection, you may have heard the big news that ADDA is partnering with Sari Solden for Better Together Festival, a celebration of women with ADHD and the men and organizations who have supported them. The event takes place in May in the Ann Arbor, MI area and will be an opportunity for the ADDA community to reconnect and celebrate together face-to-face. ADDA members receive $100 off the ticket price with promo code ADDALOVERegister now!
Don’t forget to submit your questions about women’s ADHD at to be answered by Sari Solden in regular video posts.
We are also in need of volunteers and personal stories of hope as we continue to help adults with ADHD.
Have an interest in writing or editing? We’re look for enthusiastic new team members to fill two different volunteer positions: assistant editor and content coordinator. Both positions entail a few hours of work per week, at most (sometimes as little as an email or phone call once or twice a week!), and are excellent opportunities to build existing or new skill-sets while connecting with a dedicated team of fun and like-minded people. Being part of this team is a wonderful way to stay connected to a vibrant community. See our ad below for more information or contact
If you’re feeling stuck and you want to make some changes, Walker’s article will inspire you, and ADDA will be there to help you take action. If you’re not an ADDA member yet, this is definitely the year you should join ADDA and begin taking action to master your ADHD.
Until next issue,

Believe in yourself!

Michelle Frank, Psy.D.
ADDA Insider Editor


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      I have a few questions, as I am interested in getting a possible committee started at my workplace that currently employs over 1000+ employees.

      Is the Association open to Canada?

      Is the Association solely based on ADHD/ADD or does it also encompass other disorders linked to ADHD/ADD such as Dyslexia, Bi-polar etc.?

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        • September 28, 2016

        Hi Angie,

        Great to hear from you. ADDA is absolutely open to Canada. ADDA is an international organization, and many members are Canadian. In fact, several Board and PAB members (and the current ADDA President!) are Canadian!

        ADDA is “focused” on adults with ADHD. While many of the conditions you mention are what they call “co-morbid” or often occur in tandem with ADHD, in order to be the best job we can to help adults with ADHD live better lives, we limit our efforts to ADHD (or what some people still refer to as ADD, with our without hyperactivity – the “H”).

        Let us know if you have any other questions.

        To your success,


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