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Disability Royal Commission – have your say now – Oct 2020

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ADHD Australia would like to encourage the ADHD community to make their own submissions into the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This Royal Commission will investigate and report on the experiences and conditions in all settings including schools and workplaces. ADHD Australia believes it is very important for…

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ADDults with ADHD Annual Conference (ONLINE) – Saturday 24 October

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ADDults with ADHD are having their annual conference this year but it will be held online. Date: Saturday 24 October 2020 Time: 9.00am-4.00pm (Sydney-time) Where: ONLINE – via your computer or mobile device (more info after registration) This is an Online Event for adults dealing with ADHD in themselves, their family, friends and colleagues. LIMITED…

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ADHD Support Group Parenting Course (WA) – starting October 2020

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The ADHD WA team is happy to inform you that we are opening the registrations for two groups starting in October.   ‘Parenting Kids with ADHD’ Group ADHD WA is offering a 6-session group intervention focused on additional parenting strategies for ADHD, at a cost of $80 per session for members of ADHD WA only.…

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FREE ONLINE ADHD COURSE

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FREE ONLINE ADHD COURSE – produced by OLT Australia in partnership with Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAA). PAAA in partnership with OnLine Training (Ltd), are thrilled to announce the launch of a new, free online short course on ADHD, available for Australian parents, teachers & the general public! In the past, OLT have partnered…

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NSW reduces school suspensions – SMH 27 August 2020

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NSW NEW BEHAVIOUR STRATEGY COMMITS TO REDUCING SUSPENSIONS IN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY The Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAAA) met with NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell earlier in the year to discuss the draft Behaviour Strategy & Disability Strategy for schools in NSW and how they impact students with ADHD. Thanks to extensive advocacy over…

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Research Participation – 2020 – Monash University (VIC)

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Monash University – Mapping cognitive impulsivity through online testing, where you can participate anywhere – all you need is a computer and a short amount of time. Our team at Monash University is developing an on-line, game-like, cognitive test of impulsivity. Impulsivity is a complex aspect of cognition that includes multiple components.  The chief investigators…

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Productivity Commission into Mental Health – July 2020 update

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ADHD Australia made a submission to the Productivity Commission back in April 2019. In our submission we provided information about ADHD and the measures which can be undertaken to improve individual outcomes in education, workplaces and life, to increase productivity and reduce the economic burden ADHD has within Australia. On 30th June 2020 the Productivity…

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ADHD GAPS SURVEY – June 2020

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We need your help to understand the needs of the ADHD Community. ADHD Australia is passionate about making Australia a better place for all people living with ADHD. The Federal Government will be funding some projects to assist the ADHD community, but the priorities for these projects have not been defined yet. We are keen…

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Success in changing the PBS for ADHD medications

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Over the past few months, we have asked the ADHD community to support us in changing the way ADHD medications are made availability under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). ADHD Australia would like to thank all those who wrote supporting statements, both last year and earlier this year, to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).…

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Research Participation – 2020 – Deakin University (VIC)

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Deakin University and the Centre for Social & Early Emotional Development (SEED) is undertaking research into Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of families affected by ADHD. Associate Professor Emma Sciberas, Higher Degree Coordinator, School of Psychology, and Co-leader Intervention Sciences, Centre for Social & Early Emotional Development, Deakin University in Melbourne, is…

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