Pete Quily

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

3:50 –  4:15
Panel Discussion (audience questions for our team)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

B.C Children’s Hospital

Registration is mandatory. Aka don’t just show up. You won’t get in.

Please complete a registration form with your clinician & have it faxed to

604-875-2099

Or phone: 604-875-2010 for more details.

Oct 112013
 

The Kerrisdale Library, One of the 20 Vancouver Public Libraries we’re having ADHD awareness books displays at (among the 77 Libraries & bookstores in 23 BC cities participating in our BC ADHD Awareness Week activities) has sent me this helpful ADHD book list to make it easier for other librarians and patrons to check out for ADHD Awareness Week Oct 14-20th.

They’ve broken down the list by Adult ADHD books, Children and Teens ADHD books, and Multilingual ADHD books. They’ve organized it by the Dewey Decimal number, than author’s last name & first name then title of the book.

Is your favourite ADHD book missing? let me know in the comments and mention the Dewey Decimal number, then the author’s last name & first name, then title of the book to help other Librarians and Library patrons find ADHD books not only during ADHD Awareness week but all year long.


Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Books

616.8589 K42a Kessler, Zoe

ADHD according to Zoe : the real deal on relationships, finding your focus & finding your keys

616.8589 T89u Tuckman, Ari

Understanding your brain, get more done

616.8589 H19d1 Hallowell, Edward M

Driven to distraction : recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder

616.8589 Q7o Quinn, Patricia O.

100 questions & answers about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

616.8589 S24t1 Sarkis, Stephanie

10 simple solutions to adult ADD : how to overcome chronic distraction & accomplish your goals

306.872 O72a Orlov, Melissa

The ADHD effect on marriage : understand and rebuild your relationship in six steps

616.8589 B25ta Barkley, Russell A

Taking charge of adult ADHD

616.8589 J17e Jacobs, Carole

The everything health guide to adult ADD/ADHD

616.8589 R23d Ratey, Nancy A.

The disorganized mind : coaching your ADHD brain to take control of your time, tasks, and talent

 

Children and Teens Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Book List

618.928589 B25t3 Barkley, Russell

Taking charge of ADHD : the complete, authoritative guide for parents

371.94 G79a Green, Harriet Hope

AD/HD homework challenges transformed! : creative ways to achieve focus

618.928589 C87f Cowan, Stephen Scott

Fire child, water child : how understanding the five types of ADHD can help

618.928589 F72r Forgan, James W.

Raising boys with ADHD : secrets for parenting healthy, happy sons

362.4 E13m Marner, Kay

Easy to love but hard to raise : real parents, challenging kids, true stories

618.928589 A82o Ashley, Susan, PhD.

1000 best tips for ADHD : expert answers and bright advice to help you and your child

618.928589 C32o Carter, Cheryl R.

Organize your ADD/ADHD child : a practical guide for parents

618.928589 B54f Bertin, Mark

The family ADHD solution : a scientific approach to maximizing your child’s attention and minimizing parental stress

371.93 Z46tl Zeigler Dendy, Chris A

Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & executive function deficits

 

ADD/ADHD – Multilingual Titles

CHI 616.8589 H19de2 Hallowell, Edward M

Fen xin ye you hao cheng ji

CHI 616.928589 I16e Ichikawa, Hironobu

Tu jie zhu yi li bu ji zhong

CHI 618.928589 F99a Furusawa, Kyoko

Dong ge ting de hai zi : guo dong er A Yu de gu shi

CHI 618.828589 F78ma Fowler, Mary Cahill

Wo bus hi bu ting hua : guo dong er de fu yu yu cheng zhang

FRE 618.928589 F17e Falardeau, Guy

L’enfant impulsif

Oct 102013
 

Update. Thanks to those emailing me & commenting with new authors. As I get new authors with ADHD I’ll add them below

As a follow up to my post on The Top 11 Advantages To Having ADHD As A Writer,  I have a list of some Authors who have gone public with having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and who’ve written non ADHD Books. I.e., books about other topics than ADHD. ADHD can be a competitive edge for a writer. I would like more names for that list. Here’s why.

My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers and our partners are organizing 77 80 ADHD book displays in Libraries and bookstores in 23 BC cities for BC ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland. The theme of 2013’s ADHD Awareness week is Get Real About ADHD. Learn the: Facts, Myths, Stigma and Economic Impacts. Check out our cool poster

Some libraries and bookstores may have smaller collections of ADHD Books. That’s one reason why we’d have a longer list of authors who have gone public with ADHD who have written non ADHD Books to enhance the displays. Some of them have also written ADHD Books, some have not.

Here is the list of Author’s who have confirmed they have ADHD who’ve written non-ADHD books

Annie Laurie Cechini

Bryan L. Hutchinson

Caleb J Sessions

Candice Reed

Carmine Gallo 

Clarence Page, Winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes

Cory Doctorow

Dav Pilkey

Douglas A. Puryear

Dr. Edward Hallowell

Dr. Gabor Mate

Dr. John Ratey

Frank South

Greg Lemond

Howie Mandel 

James Carville

Jamie Oliver

Katherine Ellison Pulitzer Prize Winner

Michael Phelps 

Paul Orfelea

Rick Riordan

Robert Scoble

Robin Black

Seth Godin

Terry Bradshaw

Thom Hartmann

Ty Pennington

Zoe Kessler

And we’re not even talking about the many high profile bloggers who have ADHD too although some people on that list blog too.

Do you know any more author’s who’ve gone public with ADHD vs. you think they’re ADHD, that has written NON ADHD BOOKS? I.e., a topic that is NOT ADHD that you could add to this list? We don’t need books on the topic of ADHD because the libraries will already put them up on display. Or know someone else who might know?

If you do, please let me know in the comments below. Thanks

 

Oct 102013
 

While there are many real problems with having ADHD that many non ADDer don’t understand, and I’ve been coaching working adults and entrepreneurs with ADHD on how to manage them more effectively since 2003 over the phone, there are also many competitive advantages of having ADHD too.

This would also include being an writer who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or as I like to call it, Attention Surplus Condition. Whether it’s a published author, a blogger, or a journalist. Or all of the above.

See my post that lists writers who have confirmed they have ADHD who have published non ADHD books. If you know any that are not on that list, please let me know in that post in the comments and I’ll add them.

My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers and our partners are organizing 27 activities in Vancouver, BC, Canada for BC ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland, as part of a total of 77 events in 23 Lower Mainland BC municipalities.

We’re doing ADHD Awareness week book displays in 75 Libraries and bookstores in 23 BC Cities.

We’ve got an amazing response by Librarians. We’ve got 20 of 21 Vancouver public Libraries, All 4 Richmond Libraries, All 9 Surrey Libraries and all 25 Fraser Valley Regional Libraries and Libraries in other BC cities too.

We’ve more than doubled the number of Libraries and bookstores from last year and nearly tripled the number of cities.

Those ADHD Awareness Week book displays will contain these items and possibly others:

  • Books on ADHD
  • Books by authors who have publicly confirmed they have ADHD on non ADHD topics.  Vs. someone who thinks author x has ADHD but has no proof. Or someone who mistakenly confused a famous people with LD – Learning Disabilities, list with a famous persons with ADHD list. Yes 30% of people with ADHD have LD but not all do. I also think some are more likely to go public with LD than ADHD because there is less stigma against LD and more on ADHD. Hence the need for ADHD Awareness week. Help get the word out.

Many people with ADHD have problems in schools. But some people like me who have ADHD, self medicate with information and learning and can do very well in school.

There are also PhD’s with ADHD and a MENSA ADHD special interest group of 600+ people.

ADHD can be a competitive edge as a writer if channeled properly. In the spirit of my Top Ten Advantages of Having ADHD in a High Tech Career post, I thought I’d do a post about the advantage of having ADHD as a writer. That could be a writer of books, a blogger, or a reporter. Or all of the above:)

 

11 Advantages Of Having ADHD As A Writer

 

1. ADHD hyperfocus for hours on things WE find interesting.

2. Naturally very high levels of curiosity. No ADDer had to take a course on how to be creative. We have to limit ours to actually complete things.

3. Extreme creativity (intellectual, emotional, artistic, kinesthetic, or mechanical or combination thereof).

4. Great hunters of information. Whether on the Internet, in a library, or calling up individuals and organizations to find out information others can’t find. See Thom Hartmann’s ADHD Hunter Farmer Theory.

5. Frequently scanning our environment for changes. As long as it’s not paperwork, the Kryptonite of ADHD Adults. Especially taxes, even if the government owes us money.  We’re able to notice things others do not, including patterns, because we don’t filter sensory input that well. Can also be a disadvantage too, ie easily lead to overload and overwhelm if we don’t learn to manage our ADHD properly. Here are 10 ways to do so.

6. Willingness to challenge the status quo and conventional wisdom. Sometimes very easily and often:) Many of us ADDErs are not afraid to go in a different direction than the herd.

7. Fast processing minds IF we find the topic interesting. Downside, sometimes listening to slow talkers can be painful, since we often already know where they’re going before they finish, and we want them to get to the point.

8. High energy levels. Sometimes you need to stay up late to get things done. Or put in more extra work to meet that deadline.

9. Ability to multitask with ease. Have 2 or 3 browser open with multiple tabs? And a dozen other applications open? You might have ADHD.

10. Deadlines help us focus and power through to complete things. Some of us ADDErs wait until the last minutes before a deadline and use that stress and occassional panic to crank up our adrenaline levels to get things completed. Adrenaline helps us focus. Ideally don’t do this as your only strategy or you’ll brown out or burnout.

11.  Telling us it can’t be done, or we’ll never be able to do it, actually can be a strong motivator for us. Thank you ODD:) We can be very persistent if we want. I.e., getting 75 libraries and bookstores in 23 BC cities to create ADHD book displays with no paid staff in a short period of time.

Are you a writer who has ADHD? What do you think are some of the other advantages of having ADHD as a writer? What are some of the disadvantages? Tell us in the comment section below this post.

 

Oct 102013
 

This is a guest post from Yuanyuan Jiang.

She’s doing her Phd in Clinical Psychology and works in Dr. Charlotte Johnson’s UBC Parenting Lab Dr. Johnson is her supervisor.

Yuanyuan Jiang will be helping us out at our ADHD Awareness Week information tables at  The Richmond Brighouse Library Lobby  at 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, Friday October 18th 3pm to 8pm, and at  The West End Community Center at 870 Denman Street, Vancouver, Saturday October 19th 10am to 5pm.

Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on families and parenting. Many of those studies involve ADHD children and their parents. So check it out and share it with those who you know might be  interested in participating.

Here’s YuanYuan’s guest post.

We need to learn more about ADHD, and here are two studies at the Parenting Lab at UBC that study ADHD in children and families:

1) Chat Study: trying to understand what boys with ADHD think about themselves

WHO’S NEEDED?
Mothers or fathers of an 8- to 12-year-old son with and without ADHD

WHAT’S INVOLVED?
Moms or dads and their sons will visit the Parenting Lab at the University of British Columbia or parents may choose to have the study conducted in the convenience of their home. Boys will complete three social interaction tasks on the computer, and some questionnaires about themselves. Parents will be asked to complete some questionnaires as well.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
1 hour

COMPENSATION?
Families receive $15 for participating.

2) ADHD & Parents Study: trying to understand parenting and parent-child relationships in familise with and without ADHD

WHO’S NEEDED?
Both single-mother and two-parent families with boys aged 6-12

WHAT’S INVOLVED?
Parents and boys will visit the UBC Parenting lab to answer questionnaires and complete video-taped interactions together.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
1.5-2 hours

COMPENSATION?
Two-parent families will receive $75 and single-mother families will receive $50 for their participation after their lab visit. Children will receive a UBC T-Shirt and small prizes after their lab visit.

Appointments are scheduled for families at a time convenient to them, and both the ADHD & Parents Study and the Chat Study can be completed in one 2.5 hour visit to the lab.

This research is being conducted by Dr. Charlotte Johnston, Professor of Psychology, at the University of British Columbia

See her site here

Oct 072013
 

We now have 23 cities in BC’s Lower Mainland participating in ADHD Awareness Week activities.

I originally called it Metro Vancouver ADHD Awareness Week, but we now have cities outside of Metro Vancouver participating in the ADHD Awareness Week book displays. So I changed it to Lower Mainland ADHD Awareness Week.

We’ve got more than 70 libraries and bookstores in 23 Lower Mainland BC municipalities participating. More than double the number of Libraries and bookstores we had last year, 29, and nearly triple the number of municipalities, 8.

Volunteers from my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I have signed up Libraries in West Vancouver, White Rock And Yale to have ADHD Awareness Week Book Displays.

There will be ADHD books, books by authors who have ADHD, our ADHD Awareness Week Poster and Brochures on the only 2 ADHD support group in all of BC, My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and CHADD Vancouver, and the quick Harvard Adult ADHD Screener Test

West Vancouver

West Vancouver Memorial Library

White Rock

White Rock Library

Yale

The Yale Library

 

If you live or work near those libraries, please drop in and check out their ADHD Book displays, thank them for doing them and please take pictures of their book display with our ADHD Awareness Week poster. Please email it me at pete@bcadhd.com and we’ll put it on our website, and our social media accounts

twitter.com/bcadhd

facebook.com/bcadhd

pinterest.com/bcadhd

and

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114106752265247405624/posts

Or you can put it on twitter and hashtag it #adhdawarenessbc and we’ll retweet it

We’ll be updating the listing the new libraries and bookstores in different lower mainland BC cities who’ve agreed to help get the word out on ADHD Awareness Week on the Metro Vancouver 2013 ADHD Awareness Activities page.

Oct 072013
 

We have more Libraries!

It’s really amazing to have so many Libraries help raise awareness of ADHD in BC’s Lower Mainland for ADHD Awareness Week.

Volunteers from my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I have signed up Libraries in Mission, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody to have ADHD Awareness Week Book Displays.

There will be ADHD books, books by authors who have ADHD, our ADHD Awareness Week Poster and Brochures on the only 2 ADHD support group in all of BC, My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and CHADD Vancouver, and the quick Harvard Adult ADHD Screener Test

Here are the details of the Libraries signed up
Mission

Mission Library

 

Port Coquitlam

Terry Fox Library

 

 Port Moody

Port Moody Library

If you live or work near those libraries, please drop in and check out their ADHD Book displays, thank them for doing them and please take pictures of their book display with our ADHD Awareness Week poster. Please email it me at pete@bcadhd.com and we’ll put it on our website, and our social media accounts

twitter.com/bcadhd

facebook.com/bcadhd

pinterest.com/bcadhd

and

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114106752265247405624/posts

Or you can put it on twitter and hashtag it #adhdawarenessbc and we’ll retweet it

We’ll be updating the listing the new libraries and bookstores in different lower mainland BC cities who’ve agreed to help get the word out on ADHD Awareness Week on the Metro Vancouver 2013 ADHD Awareness Activities page.

Oct 062013
 

Even more Lower Mainland BC Libraries signed up to participate in raising awareness of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for ADHD Awareness Week Oct 14-20th. I’m really happy about how many Librarians throughout the Lower Mainland are pitching in to help raise awareness of ADHD.

Volunteers from my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I have signed up Libraries in Agassiz, Boston Bar, The City of Langley, And Township of Langley  to have ADHD Awareness Week Book Displays. There will be ADHD books, books by authors who have ADHD, our ADHD Awareness Week Poster and Brochures on the only 2 ADHD support group in all of BC, My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and CHADD Vancouver, and the quick Harvard Adult ADHD Screener Test

Here are the details of the Libraries signed up

Agassiz

Agassiz Library

 

Boston Bar

Boston Bar Library

 

Langley

The City of Langley Library

 

Township of Langley

Aldergrove Library

Brookswood Library

Fort Langley Library

Muriel Arnason Library

Murrayville Library

Walnut Grove Library

If you live or work near those libraries, please drop in and check out their ADHD Book displays, thank them for doing them and please take pictures of their book display with our ADHD Awareness Week poster. Please email it me at pete@bcadhd.com and we’ll put it on our website, and our social media accounts

twitter.com/bcadhd

facebook.com/bcadhd

pinterest.com/bcadhd

and

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114106752265247405624/posts

Or you can put it on twitter and hashtag it #adhdawarenessbc and we’ll retweet it

We’ll be updating the listing the new libraries and bookstores in different lower mainland BC cities who’ve agreed to help get the word out on ADHD Awareness Week on the Metro Vancouver 2013 ADHD Awareness Activities page.

 

Oct 022013
 

We’ve got some more Lower Mainland BC Libraries signed up to participate in raising awareness of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for ADHD Awareness Week Oct 14-20th. We’ve really had a great response from Librarians throughout the Lower Mainland to help raise awareness of ADHD.

Volunteers from my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I have signed up Libraries in New Westminister, North Vancouver City & North Vancouver District  to have ADHD Awareness Week Book Displays. There will be ADHD books, books by authors who have ADHD, our ADHD Awareness Week Poster and Brochures on the only 2 ADHD support group in all of BC, My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and CHADD Vancouver.

Too bad our BC Liberal and BC NDP politicians couldn’t be as helpful to adults and children with ADHD as our Librarians are. During the last BC election, the leaders of the BC Conservatives and the BC Greens Party and their candiates including the first elected Green party MLA Andrew Weaver both supported reopening the BC Adult ADHD clinic the BC Liberals closed in 2007 after a politically embarrassing year long wait list.

Christy Clark said to my question to her about reopening it at her 2011 only town hall “I’m absolutely committed to working with you on it.” And she did? Nothing. Adrian Dix and his BCNDP MLA’s and candidates refused to reopen the clinic.

Please consider asking your BC MLA why they continue to treat Adults with ADHD as third class citizens by not requiring BC medical schools to properly train doctors on how to diagnose and treat ADHD and not having any public Adult ADHD clinics in BC after they killed the only one that existed. Find your MLA’s contact info at MLA finder.

Here are the details of the Libraries signed up

New Westminister

New Westminister Library Main Branch

North Vancouver

North Vancouver City Library

North Vancouver District Capilano Branch Library

North Vancouver District Parkgate Branch Library

We’ll be updating the listing the new libraries and bookstores in different lower mainland BC cities who’ve agreed to help get the word out on ADHD Awareness Week on the Metro Vancouver 2013 ADHD Awareness Activities page.

 

Sep 272013
 

Volunteers from my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I have signed up more Lower Mainland BC Libraries to participate in raising awareness of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for ADHD Awareness Week Oct 14-20th.

Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Hope and Maple Ridge Libraries Will Have ADHD Awareness Week Book Displays. There will be ADHD books, books by authors who have ADHD, our ADHD Awareness Week Poster and Brochures on the only 2 ADHD support group in all of BC, My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and CHADD Vancouver.

We will have out poster out soon so you can download it, print it out and share it in your community or workplace/school to help get the word out about ADHD Awareness Week.

Abbotsford

Abbotsford Community Library

 

Chilliwack

Chilliwack Library

Sardis Library

Yarrow Library

 

Delta

Ladner Pioneer Library

George Mackie Library

Tsawwassen Library

 

Hope

Hope Library

We’ll be updating the listing the new libraries and bookstores in different lower mainland BC cities who’ve agreed to help get the word out on ADHD Awareness Week on the Metro Vancouver 2013 ADHD Awareness Activities page.