Adults with ADHD are always learning about their unique ADHD characteristics. If you can’t change them, you need to find ways to accept them and build new processes to make them work.
Learning from each other is one of the greatest benefits of being a member of ADDA.
I’m a procrastinator, big time. Before my diagnosis, I thought it was normal to pore over every detail of a project. I thought I had to collect all the information and consider every possibility. The other choice was to ignore it because every aspect of even simple tasks daunting. Of course, this left me racing to deadlines anxious and exhausted.
As a volunteer with ADDA I’ve learned so much more about myself. I’ve realized that I’m a procrastinator. I will always wait until the last minute to finish things. But I also do my best work under pressure. By recognizing this, I no longer have to feel anxious about deadlines.
The success of our Virtual Support Groups is a testament to the support ADDA members find. We provide an opportunity to grow as an adult with ADHD.
In 2018 ADDA will be launching interesting new Virtual Support Groups. These include:
The Young Adults Group has been a success since last summer. They will continue in 2018 starting in January. Beth Albright, Nick Noseworthy & Zach Gershon lead the group. They meet on ZOOM, a free videoconferencing app. It’s accessible from your smartphone, tablet, or landline. Having face to face video gives the meeting warmth. They are moving to a new day, Tuesday evenings weekly starting at 7:30pm EST
In the New Year, join us January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 11, 17, 24.