We Learn From Each Other

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.

There are many different ways ADDA members connect and learn from each other. Volunteer. Join a virtual support group. Attend the annual conference. Adults with ADHD will always find a warm welcome and a new home at ADDA.

Warmest Regards,

Patti Schwab

    • Rita Hohne
    • July 14, 2018
    Reply

    Hi
    I came across a sip of info called somthing like – how come no one likes me or why doesn’t anyone like me, it was geared to helping us understand what social faux paus we commit to scare people away,
    I am really intrested in finding out more about this subject to help me in my private life as well as my professional life. Does anyone have any info on this topic or book?

    • Lori Clements
    • January 26, 2018
    Reply

    Can a 17 year old participate?

      • Admin
      • January 29, 2018
      Reply

      Hi Lori,

      Yes! Please feel free to register.

    • Michelle Sinford
    • December 26, 2017
    Reply

    Well said Patti! I sure can relate! You also helped give me the words to express how I feel as well. All the best, Michelle in Maine

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