ADHD AWARENESS MONTH

Every year October is ADHD Awareness Month across the World in many countries, and this webpage celebrates activities by our member organisations who celebrate with special events during the month. More European specific event can be found information hereDo take a look at each years theme below.

ADHD Europe collaborate with global coalitions  who are dedicated to combatting the stigma of ADHD and setting the record straight on what ADHD is by running online campaigns around each year’s theme.

ADHD Awareness Month’s goal is to provide reliable information and resources to help people move forward with ADHD. Although the month of October is designated as ADHD Awareness Month, learning and sharing information about ADHD is beneficial all year long! In keeping with our 2023 theme, Moving Forward with ADHD, we encourage the ADHD community to help all people move forward by continuing to share information, understanding, and support.

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In partnership with ADHD Awareness Month Coalition (United States of America) and CADDAC (Canada) ith the shared global goal of dissemination of reliable information about ADHD and its treatments.

The 2023 ADHD Awareness Month theme in the United States is “Moving Forward with ADHD”
and in Europe we are celebrating ”A Good Life with ADHD”

Awareness Month Coalition comprises of  Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), and Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 

We also reach as far as Hong Kong who invite us each year to share experiences & knowledge from Europe during their ADHD week hosted by the support organisation called  ‘Let’s Talk ADHD’


No two people with ADHD are alike. In addition to viewers’ videos sharing their ADHD experiences, we will post short videos with ADHD experts talking about the commonalities that they see in people’s experience


Internationally known ADHD Experts answered questions about: Diagnosis & Treatment, ADHD Parenting, Adults with ADHD, ADHD relationships and communication


No two people with ADHD are alike. In addition to viewers’ videos sharing their ADHD experiences, we will post short videos with ADHD experts talking about the commonalities that they see in people’s experience.


Have you ever been told “Oh, ADHD doesn’t exist” or “Children just grow out of it”?  Whilst we know these claims aren’t true, it can be difficult to immediately bring to mind the science that corresponds with reality. We’ve worked with world-leading ADHD experts and the ADHD Awareness Month coalition to bust 10 common myths about the condition, citing the science and respected studies. Our members also organised their own events on our common theme, and helped us to translate these myths into a number of European languages.


People with disabilities should have the equal rights to achieve their full potential, and for this to happen, employers need to improve their awareness of ADHD and put the appropriate mechanisms in place to support their employees. To find out more read our declaration, available below in 8 languages.


Highlight the need for a  better understanding of how ADHD presents in girls and women so that those who are still left undiagnosed across Europe – and indeed the World – receive the specialist care they need in future.


TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS

RECENT STUDIES HAVE FOUND A SHORTAGE OF TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS (18+) WITH ADHD ACROSS EUROPE

Our children for whom we advocated 10 years ago (Green Paper, 2006) are now young adults, and the services that we pleaded for throughout the intervening years have on the whole improved for this age group. However, ADHD Europe members now find that there are a lot of difficulties for young adults (18+) when the services that were available for them as children and adolescents are no longer available to them once they reach 17-18 years of age, a critical time in their further development when they are still in education and training.

Further Information

Thank you for visiting our website below are references which contains information about the facts of ADHD, book recommendations for all, common questions and answers about ADHD,  articles and videos by International Experts sharing their medical knowledge and best practices, literature and scientific publications, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis & Treatment of ADHD, diagnositic tools, ADHD Europe Official Declarations (In the Workplace, Girls & Women, Help! My Teenager is Becoming an Adult), ADHD Europe survey about the situation with regards to Access to Diagnosis & Treatment in Europe, ADHD Awareness, ADHD Research.

ADHD Awareness

ADHD Europe collaborate with global coalitions  whot together with us to tackle issues to combat stigma & discrimination by sharing information which is informative for the public and can be used in society.

Research

One of our key priorities is to promote the collaboration of scientific research into ADHD with evidence-based information

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Further Information

Thank you for visiting our website below are references which contains information about the facts of ADHD, book recommendations for all, common questions and answers about ADHD,  articles and videos by International Experts sharing their medical knowledge and best practices, literature and scientific publications, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis & Treatment of ADHD, diagnositic tools, ADHD Europe Official Declarations (In the Workplace, Girls & Women, Help! My Teenager is Becoming an Adult), ADHD Europe survey about the situation with regards to Access to Diagnosis & Treatment in Europe, ADHD Awareness, ADHD Research.

ADHD Awareness

ADHD Europe collaborate with global coalitions  whot together with us to tackle issues to combat stigma & discrimination by sharing information which is informative for the public and can be used in society.

Research

One of our key priorities is to promote the collaboration of scientific research into ADHD with evidence-based information

 

 

Become a member with us?

 

Make a Donation?

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