October is ADHD Awareness Month

How a Few Minutes of Your Time Can Help Effect Change!

October 2, 2018 Media Release

A personal ask from Heidi Bernhardt, the President of CADDAC

A personal ask from Patrick McKenna, actor, director and comedian

View Celebrity ADHD videos rolled out during October, ADHD Awareness Month 

Although ADHD is the most common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder in Canada it continues to be misunderstood, stigmatized and denied as a legitimate disability.

If ADHD has touched your life, or the life or someone you love you know that most people really do not understand the true impact of ADHD.

Sadly, this has meant that many individuals and families impacted by ADHD still find it difficult to open up about their challenges and experiences. While CADDAC certainly understands this reluctance, we also recognize how this has significantly hampered ADHD awareness, education and advocacy efforts.

To change this CADDAC is launching “ADHD Speaks”, a long-term awareness campaign encouraging people to speak out about ADHD.

ADHD Speaks is all about increasing understanding and decreasing the existing negative stigma around ADHD

CADDAC is asking people of all ages, and walks of life, those with ADHD, caregivers, educators, medical professionals and anyone whose life or the life of someone you know has been touched by ADHD to help effect change by speaking out about ADHD.

Share your thoughts, experiences or revelations about ADHD by sending us:

  • A brief video clip or audio clip using your smartphone
  • A written story or picture
  • Contact your elected officials to let them know that ADHD matters to you

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Help spread the word by sharing this FLYER

CADDAC will then share your messages to build a better understanding of ADHD that can REALLY make a positive difference.

Send your video and audio clips and written stories via our WE TRANSFER LINK

Instructions on how to upload a video via WeTransfer

  1. Click on the link. https://caddac.wetransfer.com/
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Enter CADDAC’s email address – resources@caddac.ca
  4. Click the plus symbol (where it says add your file)
  5. Attach the video from your desktop/mobile device
  6. Hit transfer

If you have any questions or would like to become more involved in ADHD awareness efforts please contact 416-637-8584 or advocacy@caddac.ca.