Attention deficit is a medical disorder affecting more than 15 million Americans, including role models like Michael Phelps and Justin Timberlake. Still, many ADHD misconceptions and mistruths persist. During National ADHD Awareness Week (September 14 - 20), ADDitude magazine aims to dispel the myths with a free online information center and support network.
NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Phelps. Justin Timberlake. Michael Jordan. Beethoven. The list of artists, athletes, thinkers, and creators with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) is both incredible and inspiring. Even more remarkable are the 15 million Americans living quietly with ADHD right now -- the school children, adults, and parents being served by National ADHD Awareness Week from September 14 - 20.
ADDitude, the nation's leading publication for families and adults living with attention deficit, is celebrating ADHD Awareness Week with a new online resource center that provides education, support, and community to attention-deficit families everywhere. ADDitude's ADHD Information Center (http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-awareness/index.html) includes ...
"Sadly, many Americans with attention deficit disorder face countless fallacies, myths, and roadblocks related to their ADHD," says Susan Caughman, editor-in-chief of ADDitude. "We're using National ADHD Awareness Week as an opportunity to provide the information and resources that parents need to educate family members and caregivers, that ADD adults need to speak with co-workers and partners, and that children need to feel good about their ADHD gifts."
ADDitude will also celebrate ADHD Awareness Week by joining forces with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) to sponsor special education initiatives for individuals and ADHD professionals.
To view ADDitude's ADHD Information Center, visit http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-awareness/index.html.
About ADDitude magazine
Founded in 1998 by award-winning journalist Ellen Kingsley, ADDitude has provided clear, accurate information and advice about ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for 10 years.
-- Free printables including "Snappy Comebacks to ADD Doubters" and "25 Things to Love About ADHD" -- Five simple ways to spread the truth about ADHD -- Essential articles, including "7 Myths About ADHD ... Debunked!" and "Overcoming the ADHD Stigma" -- Expert answers to real questions about attention deficit -- Community forums for ADD adults and parents of children with ADHD
SOURCE ADDitude magazine