There is Nothing I Will Encounter Today That I Can’t Learn

Sean's Story, Interview by Patricia Schwabb I am 52 years old and just randomly read an article on Facebook about ADHD and right away recognized myself. As I read more about this disorder I looked back and saw many ways it’s had a negative impact on my life. School was always a big problem for me. I always thought of myself as quite witty and funny and so did my teachers for about the first two weeks. Things really got serious when I was unable to comprehend math problems like the other kids. I can still see the disappointment and…
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A Valentine for an ADHD Heart

By Patti Schwab as related by Amber K. Amber was diagnosed with ADHD during her freshman year of college.  Amber feared going away to school like most 18-year-olds, but her fear was accompanied by a familiar dull ache.  She knew she would probably have many more failures than successes from a lifetime of not “living up to her potential.” Amber’s history enabled her to focus on a social life, but at 18 years old she was so embarrassed that she never had a real boyfriend.  All her prom and homecoming dates were group dates and she managed to be sick…
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Celebrity Chef with ADHD Wants to Inspire Others

Jennifer Herrera cooks for celebrities in New York City and uses YouTube and the internet to reach out to Latinos and others with ADHD to show them they too can succeed. Herrera has overcome many obstacles growing up and she currently works as a celebrity chef. Herrera was diagnosed with ADHD later in life as an adult. She is a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and Cornell University where she has found support for students with learning disabilities. Watch her story as she describes growing up with ADHD aspiring to become a chef: In the 4-minute video…
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ADD is a Part of Me and Now, It’s the Best Part

By Evan Kirstein, M. Ed, ACC, CACP I have ADD. Which means by the time I was 6, I was known for being lazy, short tempered, unprepared, forgetful, a daydreamer and a troublemaker. But also… the class comedian, a heart-breaker, a highly creative problem solver, and ambidextrous – but maybe that was because my handwriting was just as bad with the left hand as it was with my right. ADD is a neurological disorder also known as Attention Deficit Disorder. An ADD brain affects the pre-frontal cortex usually creating obstacles in memory, decision making and task execution. Maturity can be…
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Hey Chicago What Do You Say? Everyone’s ADHD Today!

Generations of Chicago Cub’s fans have long held the hope for a World Series Championship.  The mantra “Wait until next year” was as much as part of Chicago culture as deep dish pizza and crooked politicians. We were the Lovable Losers, the legendary record holders of underachievement in baseball history. That all changed at midnight on Nov. 2 as one of the most emotional roller coaster games in baseball history ended with the Cubs victory! The warm midnight air was filled with sirens, fireworks, hoots and hollers of joy and, “Holy Cow”, even a few church bells. People spilled out…
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