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CHADD CEO Ruth Hughes

A regular commentary on issues related to ADHD by CHADD’s former CEO and occasional guest commentaries by other CHADD leaders. CHADD CEO Ruth Hughes, PhD, is a former member of CHADD's board of directors and previously served as Deputy CEO and Chief Program Officer. A clinical psychologist by training, she is the mother of an adult son with ADHD who is thriving. Ruth was CEO of IAPSRS (now USPRA) for seventeen years, and has also been CEO of a state association for rehabilitation and a large psychiatric rehabilitation program affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read the CHADD Leadership Blog 

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You and Me… and Adult ADHD

Gina PereaNationally renowned expert Gina Pera explores adult ADHD as well as its impact on relationships. A journalist based in the San Francisco Bay area, Pera is the author of Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder. For the past ten years, she has researched and written about adult ADHD while also advocating for better awareness and treatment standards.  Read the You and Me... and Adult ADHD blog

ADHD Coach

Nancy RatleyThis blog addresses issues related to coaching and ADHD. Nancy Ratey is a nationally recognized coach and former CHADD professional advisory board member. She is one of the foremost authorities on personal and professional coaching for adults with ADHD. As one of the founders of the ADHD coaching profession, Nancy has been active for the last two decades in developing programs and lecturing on issues related to ADHD. Read the ADHD Coach blog

ADHD and School Success

ImageNeed tips for teaching students with ADHD? An educational consultant based in the Atlanta area, Joan Teach has developed many strategies to assist children and adults with ADHD in understanding their own learning styles. Her passion is designing games and simulations as unique learning interventions. Read the ADHD and School Success blog

Creative ADHD Parenting

Nadine Taylor-BarnesThis blog addresses issues related to parenting and ADHD. Nadine Taylor-Barnes speaks regularly to schools and other audiences about parenting children and teens with ADHD. A former high-tech executive, Taylor-Barnes started advocating for people with ADHD after raising two children with the disorder and editing her son Blake Taylor's book ADHD & me—what i learned from lighting fires at the dinner tableRead the Creative ADHD Parenting blog