I want all families affected by ADHD to have access to expert advice and support. Will you help me raise the funds to provide it? #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #ADHDgrants
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – and no, it is not just some funny, made-up label for “naughty” kids! It is a real condition, referred to by clinicians as a “neurodevelopmental disorder”, which results in subtle differences in the wiring of the brain causing age-inappropriate symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. And no, it doesn’t just magically disappear in adulthood, although many learn to develop coping strategies – some good ones, others not so good.
Self-medicating is one “coping strategy” common in adolescents and adults with ADHD (especially in those undiagnosed) and can lead to the development of substance use disorders and life-long addictions. Too many people with ADHD are failed educationally, and as a consequence are over-represented in the prison system.
I work to help families with children who have learning and behavioural differences to lower the risk of school-exclusion, to make sure their child is in the best possible educational setting, to teach them about nutritional changes which can improve the behaviour, learning, well-being and mood of their child, and to help parents obtain a thorough evaluation, diagnosis and understanding of their child’s symptoms as well as assistance with Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC).
Sadly, there are many families who wish to access my services but are not able to do so for financial reasons. Please help me fundraise so I can allocate grants to those families that need my services most. Any and every amount helps! Donate today and let us make sure every child with ADHD receives the help and support they deserve in order to reach their potential!
For more background on ADHD and how it affects individuals and families, check out my ADHD information pages, all for free, starting with this…