The purpose of the week is to:
- Raise awareness of ADHD in BC
- Reduce stigma and misinformation on ADHD in adults and children
- Show the economic and social costs of ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD
- Provide factual information on ADHD
- Encourage proper diagnosis and multimodal treatment of ADHD by trained professionals
- Get more resources for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults
Please help spread the word and we can always use volunteers to do tasks big and small in person, on the phone and online, since we have zero paid staff.
Just the volunteers of the only adult ADHD support group in BC, my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I.
The 11 annual CADDRA convention will be here in Vancouver during the last part of it October 16-18th
What we achieved in past years:
In 2013 we expanded to 78 libraries and bookstores having BC ADHD Awareness Week book displays in 23 cities in Metro Vancouver and an information booth and media coverage.
In 2014 we expanded out of the Metro Vancouver to all corners of BC and we had 122 BC Libraries and bookstores having BC ADHD Awareness Week book displays in 68 BC communities and an information booth and media coverage.
Here is the map of our 2014 activities.
Here are some photos of our ADHD book displays and information booth
Read and listen to some our media coverage.
There are 100+ pages on this site with many resources and links to other websites and blogs, please have a look and if you see something you like, please share it with a friend.
Would you like to make a difference for the adults and children with ADHD and their families in BC by helping us raise awareness of ADHD in BC, reduce the stigma, show the costs, share facts and encourage treatment and resources? Please check out our volunteer page