Bi-Weekly news & updates
Every other Thursday | Thursday, May 12, 2022
ADHD Feature Story
ADHD Feature Story of the Month
Betty Wang is a psychology student at McGill University in her final year of study. She moved here from China to study and has only in the past couple of years been diagnosed and treated for ADHD.

The ADHD Feature Story of the Month is meant to give a voice to those who have been directly impacted by ADHD and who struggle with it every day. We at CADDAC want to hear your voice and your perspective.

If you want to participate please follow this link and fill out our submission form.
News
CADDAC Ontario Election Toolkit
Every time a question about ADHD is asked - whether that’s at your front door, in an email to your candidates, or at a local community event - you are raising ADHD awareness with future government decision-makers.

Access CADDAC’s Ontario ADHD Election Campaign Toolkit for easy-to-use action sheets on 3 specific areas of concern, video clips that can be shared, and an e-mail template that can be sent to your candidates. (E-mail templates will open in your downloads as word documents.)
Don’t know your candidates? We can help with that too!

Please assist our advocacy efforts by sharing this information with any individuals or colleagues that you think may have an interest in ADHD!  
Events
ADHD and Trauma
ADHD and Trauma appear different, they have many overlapping and confounding symptoms.
This webinar will focus on the symptomatology of ADHD, trauma, and traumatic disorders.

Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 8:15pm
Cost: Free

Register and join us with Michela DiStefano, a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa for our upcoming ADHD and Trauma Webinar.
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 Three:

Western Canada - May 18th
Central Canada - May 12th
Eastern Canada - May 30th

If interested, please use the link below to register based on your Region.
Opportunities
We are Hiring -
Communication Officer
The successful individual will work closely with the Executive Director and Fundraising Manager to assist with the development and implementation of the fundraising and communications strategic plan.

The Communications Officer will have exceptional written communication skills, and digital marketing experience, and is a dependable self-starter who can take initiative⠀

If Interested, please see the job description.
Thoughts
Lending Our Frontal Lobes for a Smooth Post-Secondary Back to School Transition by Jennifer Anstiss

I can remember sitting in a grad school seminar when the professor, referring to children with executive functioning skill challenges, said we need to remember “to lend our kids our frontal lobes.” What they meant was that for children struggling with executive functioning, as many children with ADHD do, we, as the parents, teachers, and other supporting professionals will often have to directly model and then support the development of these skills with our children and youth.
ADHD Articles
Four Women Who Live with ADHD as Adults Share their Stories
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that is often detected in childhood and continues through adulthood. According to the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the disorder is diagnosed at roughly twice the rate in boys as it is in girls.
6 Easy Ways to Juggle All Those Balls
If you want to have a successful day with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), you must add structure to your life. Otherwise you’ll go flitting through life forgetting this, neglecting that, and procrastinating on everything else. Structure allows things to flow smoothly and keeps things under control when life hits a bumpy patch.
Why is ADHD Awareness Important?
Raising awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) helps create welcoming, accessible schools and workplaces. It also ensures doctors can properly treat ADHD, reduces the impact of the condition, and may encourage people with symptoms of ADHD to seek a diagnosis.
ADHD affects both adults and children.
Donation
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.
Do you have an event you would like to include in our newsletter?