Living Life Misunderstood

by Kenny Francisco I am not sure how to tell this story. It's difficult. At times, it's sad, it's happy, it's scary. But it is always FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!! My name is Kenny Francisco. I don’t want to be anonymous. I want you to hear me. I want everyone to know I said it. I grew up in a lower to middle income family with a history of abuse. My father abused my mother; both verbal and physical abuse. He also abused us. From the time I was very young, I knew I had problems. I felt smart, but when I tried…
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I Have ADHD. I Am Not Less

by Anonymous I have ADHD. That does not mean my ideas are less important or my actions are less right.  I am not less. Is ADHD a disability? Yes, though mostly it is irritating. To others, but especially to me.  I Wish People Could See the Real Me  People often judge intelligence expressed in writing by the spelling. They discount the ideas shared. They think, "If he doesn't make the effort to get it right, why should I bother?" If they only knew how I read and reread, spell check, and rewrite almost everything I write. Yet, still there are…
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What a Ride with ADHD!

By Janet L. Schmidt Entrepreneurship began for Daniel Lieberman with his first business endeavor at 10 years old!  He began in his neighborhood washing cars.  Later, in high school he ran for office in school to run the school store. He lost the race for that position, but it didn’t deter him.  Later in college, he started a business in his dorm room that he literally fell into on his own. Thinking back about it now, he feels it was just so like him to end up starting a business on impulse, without a plan.  Classic ADHD! The year was 1995 and…
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The Light In The Darkness

By: Rapunzel Ware I was tested and diagnosed with ADHD at age 7 in the 1st grade. That's when I first remember feeling different from my peers. I endured dark blows of criticism and negative affirmations from those that surrounded me. I didn’t want to acknowledge or accept my ADHD because I thought  it would always make me a  target for negativity. For many years I continued to struggle and suffer by not acknowledging  my ADHD nor willing to seek medical help to stay on top of it. Through those years of struggle I was depressed and even suicidal.  For the majority of my teenage…
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Believe that ADHD Can Lead You to Beautiful Things

By: Janet L. Schmidt Élise Gravel is an award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator who lives and works in Montreal, Quebec in Canada.  She was born in Montreal and started to draw not long after she could hold a crayon.  She studied Graphic Design at the College of General and Vocational Education in Montreal.  Over her career thus far, she has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. Élise began to think about the possibility of having Attention Deficit Order (ADHD) when her own daughter was diagnosed in 2nd grade.  Although her daughter really had no problems at school and…
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