ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October to raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1 in 20 Australians.

While we are seeing more awareness there continues to be myths, misinformation and stigma that negatively impact the lives of people with ADHD (also known as ADHDers). This includes barriers to access to accurate information, timely diagnosis, treatment, support and accommodations.

So this October needs to be about more than just awareness. It is a time to debunk stigma, improve community understanding and build acceptance of ADHD. It is also an opportunity to spotlight the experiences, achievements and contributions of ADHDers in Australia, and around the world.

Celebrate with Us

Global ADHD Conference 2023

In partnership with ADHD UK, and ADHD charities around the world, ADHD Australia delivered a truly global conference by running for 24 hours across all time zones. Bringing together the best of ADHD experts from around the world to raise understanding individually, locally, nationally and globally.

Watch the 2023 Global ADHD Conference 

Watch our Global ADHD Conference on our YouTube channel to hear from medical and industry experts, associate professors, education and parent panels, ADHDer’s lived experiences, and member for the Australian Senate – Jordon Steele-John. 

 

Share positive messages on social media

To celebrate ADHD Awareness Month, join us in growing awareness, understanding and acceptance. 

If you are an ADHDer, we invite you to share your story to help others understand what it’s like living with ADHD and how they can best support you.

For parents, family, friends, schools, not-for-profits, businesses, and health professionals (to name a few), we encourage you to share positive messages on your platforms that set an example of acceptance and support.

Download our social media tiles and share in the positivity using #ADHDawarenessmonth