Melvin Bogard, MA   In honor of Black History Month, CHADD focuses on the importance of cultural awareness and competency in diagnosing, treating, and caring for Black children and adults with ADHD. According to the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey, 2016-2018, approximately 14% of Black children aged three to 17 were most likely to be…

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Two emerging scientists have been named as recipients of the 2020 CHADD Young Scientist Research Awards, recognizing contributions toward building a greater understanding of ADHD. This year’s grant winners include Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s Whitney Fosco, PhD, and the University of Maryland’s Lauren Oddo, MS. This marks the thirteenth year that CHADD―the leading nonprofit…

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El recurso educativo más nuevo de CHADD, la versión en español de su popular entrenamiento familiar de padre a padre sobre el TDAH, estará disponible sin cargo hasta diciembre de 2020.   Aprendiendo que su hijo ha sido diagnosticado con TDAH puede ser abrumador para cualquier padre. Muchos se encuentran perdidos en dónde buscar información…

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CHADD’s newest educational resource, the Spanish version of its popular Parent to Parent Family Training on ADHD, will be available free of charge through December 2020.   Learning that your child has been diagnosed with ADHD can be overwhelming for any parent. Many find themselves at a loss regarding where to turn for reliable information…

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Could improvements in these critical skills be one of the silver linings for children attending school remotely? Here are strategies and tools that can help to offset weaknesses related to ADHD and foster independence.   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   With the continued pandemic, many children have to be responsible for logging into Zoom…

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by Robert J. Cattoi   The US Food and Drug Administration recently asked CHADD CEO Robert Cattoi to provide comments regarding the development of abuse-deterrent ADHD stimulant medications. Below is a summary of the comments he presented to the joint meeting of the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management…

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During ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD shines a spotlight on the heightened impact of the pandemic on children and adults with ADHD.   A report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association in September found that symptoms of depression have become three times more prevalent in the United States since the COVID-19…

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by Joyice Robinson   CHADD launched the Adult to Adult training program this summer with its first course, ADHD & Adults. This fall, A2A releases its second course: Independent Adult Living—training for young adults with ADHD who are transitioning to independent adulthood or who have recently established themselves as independent adults. These self-paced courses give…

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What is your family navigating this fall—remote learning, hybrid school schedules, working from home, or a return to your workplace? If ADHD is also in the mix, you’ll need to create structure to handle all the competing demands.   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   We’ve now entered the fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, following…

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Look on the bright side: You can attend this year’s ADHD conference from a treadmill, desk bike, mountain top, or any other location—stationary or moving—as desired.   by Carey Heller, PsyD   Do you—or does someone you know—have trouble sitting still, focusing, and tolerating being in front of a computer for an extended period of…

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Six Steps to Successfully Vote by Mail   Guest blog by Debbie Tracht, MA, ACAC   Last Tuesday, August 11, was Primary Election Day in my state of Vermont. As I hand-delivered my mail-in ballot, an alarm went off in my head. November’s presidential election is not going to be ADHD-friendly. It may involve requesting…

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Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC, the former chair of the CHADD Northern Virginia and DC (NoVA/DC) chapter of CHADD, was installed as president during CHADD’s annual board of directors meeting in June. CHADD is the nation’s largest organization for individuals and families affected by ADHD.  It has 107 local groups throughout the United States and…

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