October 1 marks the beginning of ADHD Awareness Month. It’s time to celebrate and raise awareness about ADHD!
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder-sometimes also called ADD) occurs in one of twenty adults in the United States meaning ten million adults are affected. Seventy-five percent of those adults were not diagnosed as children. Only twenty percent of adults with ADHD received treatment during the past year.
Many organizations provide support for individuals with this diagnosis:
- CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) www.chadd.org
- ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) www.add.org
- ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization) www.adhdcoaches.org
Another great resource is ADDitude Magazine, http://www.additudemag.com. I’m attaching a poster created by ADDitude Magazine a few years ago, but its title sends a powerful message, 25 Things to Love About ADD.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, I encourage you to appreciate these 25 things to love. I invite you to learn more…
As a coach who works with many clients diagnosed with ADHD, my goal is to help these individuals learn to work with their brain so they THRIVE rather than just survive.