We Need You to Become Involved in our 2018 Ontario Election ADHD Advocacy & National ADHD Education Campaigns.
“In order for advocacy of ADHD to be effective, the voices of those impacted by ADHD need to be heard” Heidi Bernhardt founder and President of CADDAC
The Current Situation in Ontario ADHD Advocacy
When CADDAC meets with government officials to advocate for needed changes to improve the lives of families with ADHD CADDAC is told that change will only happen through the interest of our elected officials.
When Ontario MPPs are informed about CADDAC’s advocacy work they are uninterested. They report that constituents never speak with them about ADHD, while they do hear from families of children and adults with other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism.
Is this true? Are you uninterested in government policies that impact your children with ADHD in our Ontario schools, lack of accessibility to ADHD assessment and treatment and the lack of screening and treatment of ADHD in Ontario correction facilities?
Unless educated by their constituents, our MPPS fall prey to the same misinformation and misconceptions as the general public. They view ADHD it as an insignificant issue rather than the most common neurodevelopmental disorder impacting the academic success and mental wellbeing of Ontario children today.
What Can You Do To Help?
Did you know that your MPP is required to meet with any constituent that request a meeting?
Did you know that governments estimate that every letter they receive on a topic represents an additional 50 to 60 people also concerned about that topic who have not written a letter?
If you have an interest in ADHD, CADDAC and other Canadian ADHD support organizations need your help! Advocacy efforts cannot succeed unless the voices of those like you are heard – we need all those with an interest in ADHD: parents, grandparents, adults with ADHD, extended family members, educators and medical professionals to do at least one thing to add their voice to the effort.
- Meet with your MPP and/or those who will be running in your riding in the up-coming election.
- Write a letter to your MPP and those who will be running in your riding.
- Attend a town hall meeting and ask those running questions about ADHD that matter to you.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional paper.
Canada Wide ADHD Education Campaign
Inequitable Access to Education for Canadian Students with ADHD The lack of recognition of ADHD as a serious impairment to learning has allowed for inconsistency and inequity for students with ADHD across Canada, provinces and school boards when accessing accommodations and education resources for their medical disability.
To better advocate for students with ADHD we need to hear from you!
Also if you are interested in becoming involved in advocacy efforts nationally or in your province please contact email@example.com