Bi-Weekly news & updates
Every other Thursday | Thursday, March 31, 2022
Feature of the Week

Inclusive Neurodiversity with Lauren Pearson
Lauren Pearson talks about her book, The All-Inclusive Guide to Neurodiversity, and other ADHD-related initiatives Lauren is a part of.

To purchase Lauren’s book, please go to
Interactive ADHD Child
Parenting Course
(Weekly Sessions)


Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022 to May 19, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST (ONLINE)
Fee: $50+HST / parent

This five-part interactive course has been designed for parents starting the ADHD journey with their child and for those striving to understand their child’s impairments and needs. It will cover the things you need to know about ADHD: what it really is; how it impacts learning, behaviour, and emotional regulation; treatment options, and how to implement home and school strategies.
CADDAC ADHD Adult Support Groups

Would you like to join a support group to help you navigate through life’s twists and turns?

Dates for Session Two:

Western Canada - April 20th
Central Canada - April 21st
Eastern Canada - April 11th

If interested, please use the link below to register based on your Region.
Poetry Month
National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month and we want to share your poetry with our community. Your poem can, but doesn't have to be about ADHD! By sharing your poetry you are contributing to raising awareness about ADHD, reducing stigma, and helping others to feel less alone in their experiences.
We'll feature your submission on social media, and our blog.
Human Variation
What it is to be human
To wake up and feel alive

We process our world through our senses
But something inside us lies

With so many people around us
Our world and systems complex

We try to fit concepts, people into boxes...
ADHD Articles
“I Am an Excellent Starter. The Trouble Is Finishing.”
In the nooks and crannies of my house you can find any number of creative projects I’ve begun with vim and vigor. I have a stack of unfinished books on my nightstand. My desk is filled with thank you notes I wrote months ago, brimming with warm sentiments of gratitude that will never reach the intended recipients. I have a planter in my dining room that sits plantless, a box of frames that sit pictureless, and a slew of half-written articles and stories lingering lifeless in the abyss of my laptop.
7 Ways to Clear Out Clutter When You Have ADHD
Clearing out clutter is tough for most people. It can be especially tough when you have ADHD. For instance, the distractibility and forgetfulness may mean you’re regularly misplacing items and then replacing them, which means you end up with duplicates in strange, random spots, said Bonnie Mincu, a senior certified ADHD coach who was diagnosed with ADHD in her 40s.
You might have a hard time deciding what to do with the clutter—and simply give up. “The path of least resistance is to just keep everything and not worry about where to put it,” Mincu said.
9 Healthy Food Rules for ADHD Families: What to Eat, What to Avoid
Healthy food is so powerful. A well-rounded ADD diet can have a powerful, positive effect on your cognition, mood, memory, and behavior.
The wrong diet can aggravate ADHD symptoms. The right foods and home remedies can have a powerful, positive effect on your cognition, mood, memory, and behavior.
The wrong foods can worsen symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That’s why it’s important to note the best foods for an ADHD diet.
Market Research Opportunity
A pharmaceutical company is interested in conducting research with caregiver/parents of children with ADHD

This research will be conducted by a third-party company, MD Analytics, and the purpose of this research is to better understand your experiences when your child was first diagnosed with ADHD, as well as your child’s experiences with ADHD prescription medications.
The study will consist of a 25-minute online survey, and you will be paid $20.00 if you qualify and complete the main survey. 
We will request a name and mailing address for the sole purpose of mailing the payment upon completion of the survey. Beyond this, identities of all participants will remain anonymous, and there will never be any attempt to sell or promote any product to you.

There are limited spots available for this study, so if you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to see if you qualify.

If you have any questions, please email us at quoting ‘ADHD Study’ or referencing ‘22050’ as the project number in the subject line.
LIVE WEBINAR: Supporting neuro-diverse children and youth: Improving access and treatment outcomes in mental health, educational and residential settings
Date: April 22 and 29, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. to 12pm EST
Facilitator: Katy Albert, M.Ed., OCT, BCBA

This webinar will explore techniques for supporting children, youth and their families who are neuro-diverse and have experienced barriers in accessing support and experiencing positive outcomes in mental health, educational and residential settings.

Registration fee: $250 ($225 with promo code CADDAC10)

Springboard Clinic's 10-week ADHD course
Registration is now live, and CADDAC members get a special coupon!

Join Coach Laura MacNiven, as she guides students through the steps outlined in the "May We Have You Attention Please" workbook. Through digestible lessons, supportive check-ins, and insightful exercises you will:

➔ Learn how your brain works to leverage your ADHD for strength
➔ Discover practical, hands-on activities to separate yourself from your symptoms
➔ Connect with others asking their own questions about how attention issues impact their lives
➔ Join a dialogue of safety and kindness where we inspire each other "to work differentl
To register for the 10-week course beginning April 6th, 2022, using CADDAC15 for 15% off -
Are you thinking of celebrating your birthday with CADDAC this year with a fundraiser on Facebook? It can be done with a few steps and all proceeds come to CADDAC. Check our details and steps.

Your generous gift will contribute to establishing programs and services for ADHD communities in Canada as well as support the work CADDAC is already doing in the areas of advocacy, awareness, and education.
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