October is ADHD Awareness Month

 This month I'd like to share how I feel about ADHD and encourage you to learn more about it and share what you learn with others.... .

...Would you mind if I didn’t call ADHD ADHD in this piece? I really dislike the term. Please don’t tell the Thought Police that I have strayed from the DSM-IV. Just indulge this aging lover in his love and let him—me—call ADHD something else. How about Turbo?

I choose Turbo because having this condition is like having a turbo-charged brain.(I do not see Turbo as a disorder, but rather as a condition, or a trait; I know there are important reasons to consider it as a disorder—mainly having to do with getting accommodations, research funding, and insurance reimbursement—but for my little love letter here, let me refer to my love as a trait, okay?) ...

ADHD Awareness Interviews

There is work to be done in managing ADHD, but if you do it, you will become "Super Normal!"

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ADHD Awareness Expo Experts

Listen to Dr. Hallowell and Dr. Charles Parker discuss essential next steps in understanding ADHD Diagnosis & Executive Function Challenges at .

ADHD Workshops
For Parents of Kids with ADHD
Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges© - NYC, Seattle, Long Island and via webinar

Parenting Your Child with ADHD - Starts October 20, Boston MetroWest Hallowell Center, 8 weeks
Survival Guide For Parenting Children with ADHD- November 6, at The NYC Hallowell Center.  

Sanity School  - save 42%. Online and on the phone support, training and coaching.

 - Includes workbook. Key issues Dr. Hallowell believes parents need to understand to unlock the challenges of managing ADHD for your kids – so you can help your kids keep their sense of self intact! Special offer to Hallowell followers
For Adults with ADHD
Mindfulness Skills for adults with ADHD - Starts October 24, 4 weeks, NYC Hallowell Center

The DBT for ADHD skills group - Starts October 25, NYC Hallowell Center, 4 modules and each module has 4 skills, for a total of 16 weeks.

ADHD Effect on Marriage Seminar - Starts TONIGHT October 10, with Melissa Orlov, 8 session Live phone seminar.  
For Teens and Young Adults
College Coaching - Learn how to access Christine Robinson via (phone, Skype or Facetime) and her free 30 minute consult.
EARS   and CollegeCORE Coaching - HS and College students - manage emotions, problem-solve, work smarter not harder and conquer problems associated with ADHD or Executive Dysfunction. (By phone, Skype or in person) Contact Rebecca Shafir, M.A.CCC- 978 287-0810 xt 117 

A College Alternative - InventiveLabs teaches entrepreneurial skills and helps identify a career path for adults with Learning Differences (ADHD, Dyslexia, etc).
Listen to Dr. Hallowell's PSA for ADHD awareness month. Please contact us if you are interested in doing an interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell.

A Star-Studded Lineup In October
The "Distraction" podcast, hosted by ADHD authority Dr. Hallowell, is dedicating all episodes in October specifically to ADHD in celebration and appreciation of ADHD Awareness Month.
Among the podcast guests are:
  • Lisa Ling, prominent journalist and host of "This is Life With Lisa Ling" on CNN.
  • Jessica McCabe, actress, writer and YouTube phenom as host of "How To ADHD."
  • UBS executive and entrepreneur Ken Shapiro.
  • Casey and Meygan Caston from "Marriage 365."

Also look for a new segment called "Q&ADHD" in which Dr. Hallowell answers listener questions each week. Read the full press release here . Visit Distraction Podcast website or subscribe on iTunes .
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Warm wishes,
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D.