October is ADHD Awareness Month. We know about children who struggle with ADD/ADHD, but what about adults? Did you know that children with ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD? People with ADHD have unique challenges that impact their lives day to day. Strategies, education, and support are widely available. Knowledge is power, so if you or someone you love struggles with ADD/ADHD, familiarize yourself with the resources below.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association – ADDA – Offers information and resources to help adults with ADHD lead better lives.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – CHADD – Improves the lives of people affected by ADHD.
Institute for Challenging Disorganization – ICD – An invaluable resource for practitioners who help those with ADHD (I am on the Executive Board of this organization!!)
ADDitude – A website and magazine that’s all about ADHD
Working with an ADHD Coach*, Therapist, and/or Professional Organizer with specific training for the ADD/ADHD population (ahem….me!)can also offer tremendous benefits for navigating the inherent challenges that occur when your brain is “wired differently.” I also encourage you to check out podcasts on the topic of ADHD. Some of my favorites are ADHD Support Talk Radio and ADHD reWired.
This article, The Statistics of ADHD, shares some eye-opening statistics about adults with ADHD.
Just remember, you are not alone, and there are many options for getting information and help that can enhance your life.
*I know of several to recommend