Oct 222013
 

We were had an ADHD Awareness Week info table at Brighouse Library yesterday in Richmond.We did the same thing at The West End Community Center Saturday October 18th, it was right next to Joe Fortes Library, one of the 20 Vancouver Public Libraries which had ADHD Awareness Week book displays.

We had our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group Volunteers, Jade Vajna, Yuan Jiang, Chris Green and me. We had some interesting stories by visitors. ADHD people have some interesting stories:) All the photos were by Jade Vajna.

Click on the photos to see the larger size on flickr.

Oct 202013
 

Dr. Margaret Weiss was interviewed on News1130 Radio by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC.

Ben did 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm and going until Friday October 18th. Thank Ben and special thanks to News1130′s  Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen.  Bruce’s staff bio.

Dr Margaret Weiss MD, PhD, FRCP(C) also has a master’s degree in public health and she used to lead the BC Children’s ADHD Childrens clinic and the short lived BC Adult ADHD clinic at the same place until the BC Liberals killed it after a year long wait list of 12-14 months.

Oct 202013
 

Carol Walley was interviewed on News1130 Radio  by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for BC ADHD Awareness Week. Ben did 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th. Great thanks to News1130′s  Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen.  Bruce’s staff bio

CHADD Vancouver Logo

CHADD Vancouver is the parent group of our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. Carol Walley, retired public health nurse is the co-cordinator of CHADD Vancouver, Claudia Smith of the Vancouver ADHD Parent Program is the other co-coordinator.

Oct 192013
 

Enjoyed our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Groups ADHD Awareness Week info table at Brighouse Library today in Richmond. Our 90% don’t know sign by Christopher Stanbury got a lot of attention, more than 90% of the Brighouse Library patrons seemed to at minimum look at it, if not read it, tell their family and friends to check it out, and some talked to us about it too.

Was helped by our well made & portable wood display stand by Robert Murray. Thanks to Jade Vajna & Yuanyuan Jiang for helping to staff the table and answer questions from the many library visitors we had who took our brochures, asked us questions and told us their stories on ADHD.

Oct 172013
 

I was interviewed on News1130 Radio  by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC Ben will do 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th. Tomorrow is Carol Walley, CHADD Vancouver Coordinator.

Thanks to John Streit News1130’s  Evening Editor for giving me a tour of the News1130 station. Thanks to Ben Wilson for showing me the controls. Very cool he’s like a reporter, announcer, producer all in one. Here’s a photo of me by News1130 editor John Streit

Oct 162013
 

Jade Vajna one of our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group Volunteers (now her 2nd year helping out, thanks Jade!) was interviewed on News1130 Radio  by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC

Ben will do 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th I’m up today Wednesday

Great thanks to News1130′s  Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen.  Bruce’s staff bio

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Listen to the audio, full News1130 story is below

Oct 152013
 

Comedian, actor, producer and director Rick Green of the Great Canadian Totally ADD Website  and the best moving on Adult ADHD ADD and Loving it (see the comments on my post) shares his personal experience with ADHD for ADHD Awareness Week. You may also know him from the Red Green show.

See Rick Green’s IMDB  credits as : Writer | Producer | Actor | Director | Self

Watch Ricks Cool video. Please let others know about it

How do you explain ADHD to people who don’t understand it?

Oct 142013
 

News1130 Radio will do 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th

One of our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers, Jade Vajna will start it off on Tuesday October 15th, I’ll be interviewed on Wednesday October 16th, and Dr. Margaret Weiss and Carol Walley, the co coordinator of CHADD Vancouver, our parent group will be sometimes Thursday and Friday (not sure of their exact days)

News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter  staff bio will be doing the interviews.

Oct 142013
 

Jon McComb host of The World Today  on

CKNW News Talk 980 interviewed me today, the first day of ADHD Awareness Week in BC.

We talked about many things relating to ADHD and ADHD in BC. Got Patrick McKenna mixed up with Rick Green. Sorry guys:)

Also talked about BC politicans and the BC Adult ADHD Clinic the one BC Liberals closed in 2007 after a year long wait list and the bcndp refused to support reopening. But, the BC Conservative leader many of his candidates and the BC Greens Leader and many of her candidates including elected GPBC MLA Andrew Weaver supported reopening the clinic.

Oct 142013
 

On October 16th, the BC Provincial Childrens ADHD Clinic’s will hold their free Bi-Annual Parent Workshop on ADHD Oct 16. Registration required.

Here’s the schedule

9:00   -9:15
Arrival and registration

9:15  –  10:15
ADHD Basics (symptoms, diagnosis, causes)

10:30 – 11:30
ADHD Treatments and Co-Existing Conditions

11:45 – 12:45
Parenting a Child with ADHD

Lunch Break (12:45 – 1:45)

1:45 – 2:45

ADHD Goes to School

Break out groups (2:50 – 3:50)

2:50 – 3:50
Motor Coordination and Sensory Processing

OR ADHD and the Teenage Years