ADHD Awareness Month News!

ADHD in the Huffington Post - ADHD Stigma is so Prevalent Parents are Delaying Diagnosis

Check out this article by Patricia Tomasi published in the Huffington Post October 27th.

ADHD Awareness: Be Aware. Be an Ally! Community Information Expo

On November the 4th at 6pm at Sir John A Macdonald Public School, 777 Balaton Avenue, Pickering Ontario, a Community ADHD Expo will be taking place. The guest presenter will be Dr. Larry Danilewitz a Durham District School Board psychologist. Community resource booths and a parent panel will also take place. To register and for more information contact

Dispelling the Myths and Misinformation About ADHD at the Shoniker Clinic

On October the 28th Dr. Shirish Patel and Dr. Rubin Gararin will be presenting a session on ADHD in the
Dr. Buce Johnson Conference room for the general public and medical professionals. There will be two sessions, 10 to 10:30 and 1 to 1:30. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

CJOB Winnipeg ADHD Awareness Interview

On October the 22nd at 11:30 am Winnipeg time Heidi Bernhardt spoke with Geoff Currier of CJOB about ADHD myths and truths. To listen access On Demand The audio date is October the 22nd and the time is 11am. You will need to listen to the first half hour before the interview comes up. 

Kingston's ADHD Parent Support Group Hosts
"Give Your Children The Wings To Live A Successful Life With ADHD" 

The featured presenter Heidi Bernhardt will be presenting on ADHD and Learning, ADHD and Emotional Regulation and ADHD and School Advocacy.
Access details Here 

Calgary QR77 Interview
Heidi Bernhardt was interviewed by Daniele Smith on October the 15th at appoximately 1:45. Listen to the interview Here

Edmonton Lights the Bridge for ADHD Awareness Week

Heidi Bernhardt was interviewed by Daniele Smith on October the 15th at appoximately 1:45. On October the 14th the city of Edmonton will be lighting their high level bridge green and purple to celebrate ADHD Awareness Week, due to the work of The ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton. More information Here 

Nova Scotia Proclaims October ADHD Awareness Month
The ADHD Nova Scotia Action Group succeeds in having ADHD Awareness Month declard. View Here

ADHD Awareness Month in 1 Minute by Rick Green of TotallyADD

View this quick, humourous but very informative overview of ADHD Here

British Columbia Proclaims October ADHD Awareness Month

For the second year in a row British Columbia has officially declared October ADHD Awareness Month. View the official proclamation Here

Ontario Launch of ADHD Awareness Month at Queen's Park

View MPP Soo Wong reading a member's statement launching ADHD Awareness Month in Ontario. See it on (first few minutes of this video)

CADDAC on CBC's The Current

In a fitting launch to awareness month, The Current sat down with CADDAC to discuss the barriers experienced by postsecondary students with ADHD. Check out the episode Here!

2015 ADHD Awareness Campaign

Understanding ADHD as a Disability in the Post-Secondary Environment

News Release
All documents can be accessed here or through individual links below  

This year our ADHD Awareness Campaign is focusing on the issue of students with ADHD receiving appropriate academic accommodations while accessing post-secondary education. This is the topic addressed in a paper authored and recently published by the “Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)”. The paper, titled: “Understanding ADHD as a Disability in the Post-Secondary Environment” and the media release, highlights the inequity in access to post-secondary education accommodations due to a lack of national or provincial standards backed by medical research.

This is causing significant inconsistencies in the medical documentation required of students with ADHD by post-secondary schools resulting in discriminatory practices potentially leaving colleges and universities open to legal challenge.

CADDAC does agree that detailed medical reporting, by an ADHD medical expert, should be required to meet Canadian government requirements. Reports should provide post-secondary institutions with the necessary information required to understand the student’s unique impairments and needs for specific accommodations. To assist with this CADDAC has also produced a resource for physicians and psychologists to assist them in developing a detailed report that would meet government requirements and provide the necessary information for post-secondary institutions.

For additional information (Billingual) on ADHD Awareness Month, Events across Canada, Posters, Videos, Coalition Members, ADHD information and How to become involved 


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