MT. LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 4 The Attention DeficitDisorder Association (ADDA) knows how difficult it is for the 8 million adultswho live with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Due to a lackof awareness about AD/HD and the negative stigma surrounding it, 85 percent ofthese adults remain undiagnosed, leading to difficulties with family and otherrelationships and educational and employment challenges.
ADDA is holding four regional conferences this fall to shed light on AD/HDand present effective strategies for handling everyday challenges, in additionto offering a series of free Fall Teleclasses for members so more people canlearn in the comfort of their homes.
Well-respected experts in the medical and mental health fields, as well asAD/HD professionals will discuss AD/HD symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, inaddition to explaining how people can successfully cope with AD/HD in allaspects of their lives. Sessions will also provide coaches with insight intocoaching for AD/HD.
Bringing together a renowned group of AD/HD experts, the regionalconferences will provide unparalleled educational and networking opportunitiesfor a diverse audience. They are appropriate for adults with AD/HD, parentswith AD/HD children, educators, medical and mental health professionals, HRprofessionals and the general public.
ADDA's Fall Teleclasses enable anyone with a telephone to participate ininteractive discussions with AD/HD experts in the comfort of his or her ownhome. A special teleclass series will run during Awareness Week from September17 to September 20, followed by the Fall Teleclass Series running everyWednesday night through November 28. Here are some of the classes beingoffered in September:
Everything you wanted to know about AD/HD but Forgot to Ask
Wednesday, September 17, 2007, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. EST
Ari Tuckman, PsyD., MBA, a clinical psychologist and ADDA President LindaAnderson, M.A., MCC, a Business and Personal Coach working with AD/HD clients,will answer participants' questions on anything AD/HD related.
Finding a Career that Works for YOU!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. EST
Wilma Fellman, a Career Counselor, for over 24 years, specializing inindividuals with AD/HD will explore the signs of AD/HD in the workplace anddiscuss how to determine the best career match possible, given one'schallenges.
Preparing For College: A Family Affair
Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. EST
Marla Cummins, a professional AD/HD Coach and Trainer will help parents ofcollege-bound high school students with AD/HD plan for their children'stransition to college.
Classes are free for members. For more information on Regional Meetingsand teleclasses, visit: www.add.org or call (856) 439-9099.
About ADDA: The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is anonprofit organization working to provide information, resources andnetworking to adults with AD/HD and to professionals working with them. Indoing so, ADDA generates hope, awareness, empowerment and connectionsworldwide in the field of AD/HD. For more information visit: www.add.org.
Contact: Alison Dickman at (215) 884-6499The regional meetings are being held at these locations: -- September 29, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Providence, RI -- October 6, Marriott Downtown, San Francisco, CA -- October 20, Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Buckhead, Atlanta, GA -- November 3, Wyndham Hotel, Chicago, IL
SOURCE The Attention Deficit Disorder Association