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Shaping the future of disability policy – 2020 & beyond

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‘Shaping the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond’ Submission by ADHD Australia in June 2019 The National Disability Policy Reform Team, from the Department of Social Services (DSS), invited the Australian community to take part in its national consultation process of reviewing disability policies. The current policy reform finishes next year so the…

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee submission

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Submission by ADHD Australia in June 2019 ADHD Australia recently made an online submission to the next meeting of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) which is to be held in July. ADHD Australia undertook this advocacy step on behalf of all those living with ADHD in an effort to…

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Australian Patient Organisation Network conference

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IN SYDNEY. 2nd and 3rd May 2019. The Centre for Community-Driven Research (CCDR) and the Australian Patient Organisation Standing Committee (APOSC) – a group of eight organisations including MS Australia, Unicorn Foundation, SMA Australia, hearts4heart, Muscular Dystrophy WA, Lymphoma Australia, Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation and CCDR – developed the concept of holding an annual…

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Productivity Commission into Mental Health submission

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Productivity Commission into Mental Health contribution by ADHD Australia in April 2019 Scope of the Commission’s Review. ‘The Commission should consider the role of mental health in supporting economic participation, enhancing productivity and economic growth. It should make recommendations, as necessary, to improve population mental health, so as to realise economic and social participation and…

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NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) submission

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NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) contribution by ADHD Australia and the community The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is conducting a review of the NSW Curriculum and invited interested parties to make submissions by 30 November 2018. ADHD Australia’s paper highlighted the issues facing children with ADHD and their families. A big thank you to everyone…

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Busting the ADHD myths

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Paediatrician and Chair of ADHD Australia, Professor Michael Kohn, and ADHD advocate Louise Kuchel, from Parents for ADHD Advocacy clear up common misunderstandings about ADHD when speaking with Chanel Nine’s TODAY’s Agenda program host, Georgie Gardner. Michael and Lou discussed the impacts which ADHD can have on individuals and families. There is such a negative…

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Rethink ADHD campaign 2018

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October is ADHD Awareness Month We are asking members and those interested in promoting ADHD awareness throughout the Australian community to get behind the ‘Rethink ADHD’ campaign this October. The ‘Rethink ADHD’ campaign, during International ADHD Awareness month this October, will be highlighting the need for more awareness and understanding of this neurodevelopmental learning disability to…

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Community Service Award Winner 2018

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Community Service Award for ADHD volunteer – Anne Matheson On Wednesday 5th September 2018 Ms Anne Matheson was awarded a Lions Club Community Service Award for her work with ADHD youth. The Lions Club of Ku-Ring-Gai Inc awarded six extraordinary people service awards across areas such as , sport, disabled, aged, environment, art and youth. These community…

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Community & Carers Information Day 2018 (NSW)

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IN SYDNEY SATURDAY 27 JULY 2018 Connecting Communities – Information Day ADHD Australia had its inaugural Community Information Day directly after the Australian Profession Group (AADPA) Conference in July 2018 at the Novatel in Sydney. Over 100 members of the ADHD community joined us to share stories of resilience and success. We were fortunate to…

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Adult ADHD diagnosis

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Attention: What’s it like to be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult? SBS Insight program asks, what is attention, and how can it impact your life? How do you know if your attention span is normal? And what makes some people better at paying attention than others? This programed aired on 17 July 2018. Link to the…

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