I’m in Philadelphia PA this weekend at the ADDA Board of Directors retreat (ADDA is the largest support organization for adults with ADHD – http://add.org) and it’s pretty exciting to be involved in the “bigger picture.” There is talk of advocating for ADHD adults like us in the workplace – helping employers understand our need for relatively simple accommodations. And we are discussing public policy – helping legislators understand the need for funding of ADHD research and treatment.
As the webinar chair, I’m giving a brief report this morning about the success of this year’s series (open only to members of ADDA – what? you’re not a member? here’s the website -http://add.org). And it was a success. We had folks sharing their expert information about medication, alternative treatment, organization, college prep, workplace issues, procrastination, memory and a host of additional ADHD issues. Today, a frank discussion about the possibilities and priorities. I’ll keep you posted as the plans for Year 2012 unfold!
Yes Yes and Yes I truly do not mind about the name what ever is best.
I again feel grateful and privileged to express my thoughts and feelings and to have someone respond as if they may understand what I am saying today, is such a difference compared to my prior life before became a member of ADDA.
Oh my I do not know what the dilly I did but I think I just lost all the stuff I was proof reading OK wow. Laughing wow so funny how this happens. Ok back to what I was saying.
Linda thank you for being honest real and the wonderful encouraging person you are! Also all the warmth and smiles I get from listening to you while you conduct the interviews, I feel truly blessed! Hugs back to you!
I read your beautiful note to the board and they would love to use it on the website. Would you be willing to allow that? We wouldn’t have to use your name – just initials if you prefer. What an amazing testament to the power of community and education. THANK YOU! Hugs and more hugs
Oh my yes, I am very new to all! I for so many years and please know there are many that do not know there are others out there that feel the same as I do and have have felt longer and worse off than I. the feeling of being out of place,alone,not right,not feeling as I make sense,know one can understand what I am trying to say, correctly understanding what others are trying to say, the lack of confidence, and being so negative to myself not really meaning to but damn those gremlins! and might I just add the emotional parts wow. As just a start. To know Holy God there are others out here that go though the same and my life can be so much more improved that I may feel comfortable in my own skin the thought WOW! I want so much to yell from the highest mountain top to let all know they are not alone! OK lots of energy this AM ; > ) But I really do mean this! Yes this is comforting, yes the people in this area do help and I am so extremely grateful to all of you! Thank you so very much!
What a wonderful opportunity to learn, share and advocate for ADHD. Thank you for keeping us informed and up to date.
I think most of us can relate to your feelings. I hope this at least helps you to a little less alone knowing there are others like you.
Fist I would like to say ADDA and the wonderful webinars have made such a wonderful impact on my life the list is infinite. It has been such a great privilege and pleasure to listen in to all the fabulous, caring, individuals talking about all the many issues, sharing there expert information as it has truly made a positive impact on my life. I listen to the past recordings in my car all day and look forward to my Wednesday evenings when I have the privilege to listen to them live. ADDA has changed my life!
I did not know ADDA was in Philly today? Please Linda will you thank the team for me, especially for the webinars, since for that hour a week I do not feel so alone , lost or crazy. ADDA gives me Hope and understanding! Thank you so very much!