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Carla answered the question: Using an advocate with school district for child's 504

Hello Angelo, Here is the correctlink: http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Education/Appeals.aspx Thank you forreaching out and connecting with us on Attention Connection. Best wishes, Carla-HealthInformation Specialist …

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Emily answered the question: 5-year-old son has adhd. Nothing is working. We are at wits end

Fallon... I totally get it.  You are not a horrid mother, very far from it.  My 7 year old son has ADHD and some days it is manageable and some days it is completely and utterly overwhelming.  Today is one of those days.  I think we …

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Mary answered the question: Learning disorder or mental illness

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3 days ago

Parents of Children with ADHD

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    Karen answered the question: ADHD summer campn Ill

    Hello Kathy, Take a look at the American Camp Association's website at  http://www.acacamps.org/. You can search by ADHD and state to find a camp that you think your son would enjoy. Best wishes. Karen Health Information Specialist The National …

    3 days ago

    Karen answered the question: How did you tell your 10 yr old he had ADD.

    Hello Kristen, Your son has an idea that something is unusual about him. So now is a good time to talk about ADHD and how it's affecting him. Plan some time that is just the two of you (or three of you, if his father is part of this discussion). Begin by …

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    Karen answered the question: High school junior and focus issues

    Hello Kathleen, Your son's experience with the medication wearing off is very common. Sometimes, a doctor will prescribe a low dose that is intended to help him remain focused through the evening. Other things he can try to an exercise routine after …

    3 days ago

    Karen answered the question: Learning disorder or mental illness

    Hello Mary, ADHD is neither a learning disorder nor a mental illness. It is a cognitive disability, meaning it's based in the brain and affects how the brain functions. An ADHD diagnosis is personal medical information. It is not shared with anyone until …

    3 days ago

    Karen answered the question: Teen social skills

    Hello Beth, ADHD can cause a teen to lose his temper in a couple ways. The first is the maturity delay can be frustrating for your son as he is trying to navigate his friend's social skills. For teen boys, frustration can be expressed as a loss of temper …

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    Karen answered the question: Going Too Fast

    Hello Stephanie, Your experience is a common one! You might want to look at your routines and building in time to make yourself pause. Or look at carrying a notebook to write down information that you want to remember. Also, share this feeling of moving …

    3 days ago

    Karen answered the question: ADHD in developmentally disabled adult

    Hello Mary Ann, You and your son can also seek a second opinion. You may need to check with his health care plan for a participating provider, or you can check our Resource Directory at  http://www.chadd.org/Support/Directory.aspx?state=... or our …

    3 days ago

    noricreated the question: Bedtime Routine

    Hello, My daughter is 8 and has ADHD, she is on Aderol and it has worn off by bedtime (which is what we want, we only want her on it during school hours), she really struggles at night time with calming down and saying " I don't know how to go to sleep" …

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    noricreated the question: Nutrition/Diet when on medication

    Hello,  my daughter is 8 and is on Adderall, we know one of the side effects is appetite suppression. I am struggling with her diet, having her try new things, protein.. She does like fruits and veggies (but she also loves pasta, candy and ice cream …

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    Karencreated the topic: ADHD Weekly -- ADHD’s Impact on Business

    Mentalhealth issues have a staggering impact on business productivity, greater thanphysical disorders. By reducing stigma associated with mental illness, peopleare more likely to get treatment. And by providing supportive and accommodatingworkplace …

    4 days ago

      Karencreated the topic: ADHD Weekly -- Adult with ADHD? You Rock!

      Think you may be at a disadvantage in your career because ofyour ADHD? Think again! There are many famous and successful people who haveleveraged their ADHD-related gifts to contribute significant value to theiremployers, or to become outstanding …

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      • DougLiving in and around the Silicon Valley most of my life, I can tell you that successful ADHD'S abound in all professions. The ability to go from the hyper-active mental state to the hyper-focus mental state is almost a requirement for a computer programmer. Surgeons also require this ability. A friend of mine is a highly regarded surgeon and there is no doubt in my mind he is ADHD. His wife confirms that he is totally hyper, but once he enters the operating room he is in hyper-focus mode. Many years ago a friend commented to me what a hyper bunch the surgeons at Stanford were. I assume once they start cutting they switch to hyper-focus mode. I don't know how many have been formally diagnosed. I assume if you are a surgeon, you must have done well in school so maybe they simply don't get diagnosed. They probably hyper focused on school work and not video games.4 days ago

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