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Bilingual ADHD Resource Navigator
We are excited to welcome Annie Desrochers as our new bilingual ADHD Resource Navigator! She will work with families and individuals affected by ADHD to identify ADHD and mental health resources in their communities. This role focuses on two areas:
  • providing emotional support to the community, listening to their concerns, helping them build upon their strengths and supporting the development of advocacy skills
  • assisting the community navigate through the mental health system by locating appropriate ADHD and mental health resources such as therapy, specialists, tutors and support groups etc.

We hope that Annie can assist you with your ADHD-related or other questions. She can be reached at during the following hours:
Monday and Tuesday 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm EST
Wednesday and Thursday 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST

Contact: Phone: (416) 637-8584 | Email: annie.desrochers@caddac.ca
Attention bloggers! We are looking for bloggers to add different voices to our offering of content to the community. If you are interested, please check out details and complete the form.
Are you thinking of celebrating your birthday with CADDAC this year with a fundraiser on Facebook? It can be done with few steps and all proceeds come to CADDAC. Check our details and steps.
ADHD and Sleep
We will set our clocks forward by one hour soon. When you have ADHD, the time change is more than just shifting an hour forward; it can affect sleep patterns and symptom management. Let's re-visit a series of articles we previously posted and an earlier webinar on sleep by Dr. Margaret Weiss.
Webinar by Dr. Margaret Weiss

Learn about how ADHD affects sleep and how to develop a healthy sleep hygiene.

"ADHD Right to Learn" Advocacy Campaign
Many thanks to those of you who have already contacted your elected officials and Minister of Education!

If you have not sent an e-mail or tweet to your elected official or Minister of Education, please take action soon and help us effect change by adding your voice to this campaign!

We need your help in distributing the campaign information!

Access email templates so you can share campaign information with your friends, family and colleagues.
Articles and ADHD News
“My Daily Schedule is in Tatters!” How to Build Routine and Boundaries Now
via ADDitude

Without commutes and sports practices, many parents and adults with ADHD feel they should have more time. But instead they just have more work. Routine is the secret to giving you back a sense of the time and priorities.

Learning How To Say “No”—A Life Changing Skill
via Organize. Thrive. Monetize

Learning to say “no” is the most valuable skill for people with ADHD and people pleasers. Implementing these strategies into your life will allow you to be more in control of your inner circle create a mindset which will facilitate your personal growth.

CBC: Here & Now
Feb 18, 2021 episode
via CBC

Listen to this interview on Here & Now on CBC (Newfoundland and Labrador) where Joanne shares how the province lacks the support families need in the health care and education system. Watch from 37:38 on the Feb 18, 2021 episode.

Youth H.I.R.E. Program from Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District

LDATD is offering the Youth H.I.R.E. Program to help high school or college grad with training through workshops, support, certifications or group meetings with work placement afterwards. Click Here for details.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Webinar: ADHD, Clarified: New Research and Essential Strategies for Thriving with ADHD
Webinar: Ask The Expert: Navigating College with ADHD
Preparing for Success!
Webinar: Promoting adaptive anxiety in children and teenagers:
An approach to treating anxious children and providing parent guidance in anxious times
Webinar: The Impact of Childhood Trauma and ADHD: Similarities and Differences
Use discount code CADDAC10 for a 10% discount exclusive to the CADDAC community.
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