Nov 132016
 

Here’s a draft proposal for your consideration. I’m an adult ADHD coach who has ADHD and runs the non-profit Vancouver Adult ADHD Support group and is on the board of CHADD Vancouver. Tell me what you think of these ideas in the comments at the end of this post.

We need to stop the discrimination and neglect of adults and children with ADHD in BC. While we have some excellent medical professional who learned about ADHD on their own time and dime, sadly there are too few medical professionals that are properly trained in diagnosing and treating ADHD in adults and children in BC.

May 262016
 

Please tell BC Pharmacare and health minister Terry Lake why they should cover long-acting ADHD medications vs just the short acting ones. CADDAC, CADDRA and some BC Psychiatrists and doctors are organizing this.

Deadline is June 1st, 2016.

If you live in BC and have a family member with ADHD or have ADHD yourself and already know why this is important, have your say here now .

Scroll down to “Therapeutic Review of ADHD Drugs” and chose “Patient Questionnaire” or “Caregiver Questionnaire.” Please follow the instructions carefully.

You have ADHD? So being organized enough to remember to take medications 3 times a day will be easy, right?

If you are unsure why this is important, please read on.

Nov 092015
 

It’s no secret among parents with ADHD that many children with ADHD have social skills problems and have difficulty making friends. Have a look at some of the research that Dr. Amori Mikami’s Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab has done on ADHD children. They are also not afraid to have some fun:)

Dr. Amori Mikami and the researchers and clinicians at her Peer Relations in Childhood LabIf you’re the parent of an ADHD child age 6-11 in the Vancouver BC area or willing to travel to Vancouver whose child

has ADHD and should have some difficulty getting along with peers, making or keeping friends, or with social skills. Other children in the study are typically developing without these concerns.

Oct 122014
 

Cross posted to Adult ADD Strengths.

CADDAC, The Center for ADHD Awareness, Canada will have it’s 6th annual conference in Vancouver, BC November 1st & 2nd.

caddac-logo

Early bird deadline is in 2 days October 14th, don’t wait.

It’s pretty rare to get ADHD conferences in Vancouver, CADDAC is a Toronto based Canadian ADHD organization so it’s meetings are usually down east in Toronto or Montreal, so you might want to check it out because you may not see another one again in BC for a long time. Maybe another decade.

Aug 212014
 

This is last minute but I just found out about it.

“I have ADHD but ADHD doesn’t have me”. Is a presentation at UBC Vancouver Aug 22nd. It’s on day 2 of The Summer Institute for Educators 2014, Promoting Mental Health In BC Schools.

Here is the full two day program which starts Thursday August 21st. Only $65 for 2 days. Here’s who it’s for and what it’s about.

Join other teachers, school counsellors, school support staff, school administrators, district staff, school health care professionals, parents, students and school community partners from districts across BC to: