October is ADHD Awareness Month. It’s a time to learn more about neurodiversity, that being that brains work in many different ways.
Every story with ADHD is a different story
I work with creative, resourceful, smart people with ADHD. They uses their strengths in different ways given their executive function weaknesses. My clients have created frameworks that help them live purposeful and productive lives. With time, paper, and stuff challenges, they look to what works for them to create solutions. These solutions often include innovative routines and habits incorporated into their days.
Support and team work are essential elements
Support is essential for ADHD. That can look like many different things, from professional support to help at home, from every day tasks to those that are big picture. Creating a team engages and enhances productivity. These are well established elements for ADHD success.
Keep learning, keep looking for solutions, keep curious
Knowing more about ADHD is important. It’s all about learning. Learning by podcast with Faster than Normal, reading books like ADD Friendly Ways to Organize, or attending the International Conference on ADHD. The more you, your family, your colleagues and teachers know, the more success in living the life you imagine.
A new diagnosis of ADHD brings with it the opportunity to learn about neurodiversity, organizing and productivity. How will this new learning bring new perspectives and new options to you? Are there ideas to share with your family on ADHD and school this year? There’s so many ways to learn about organizing and productivity. Here are some of my favorites!
One of my most favorite learning tools is learning by podcast. It’s bite size learning, while listening and doing. Here are some of my favorites.
Here’s a range of books to read about ADHD. Many are also available in audiobook.
ADD Friendly Ways to Organize
Faster than Normal (yes, it’s a book too!)
ADHD Effect on Marriage
Driven to Distraction
Webinars and online
Easy access and always available, webinars and online resources make learning easy.
Support looks like many different things. In each association there are numerous ways to find support for yourself and those around you.
CHADD.org offers support groups as well as online support
ADDA-SR.org offers regional support groups, a variety of seminars and state wide conferences.
International ADHD Conference is hosted by CHADD, ADDA and ADD coaching associations. It’s a once a year ADHD event that brings together experts, research, resources and those with ADHD.
Whatever route you take to learn, now is the best time to investigate and invest in resources that support you. Whether you are an adult with ADHD, supporting someone with ADHD, or learning about possibilities for your child, take the leap into learning.