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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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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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Research Participation – 2020 – Monash University (VIC)

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Monash University – The Alfi Virtual Reality Project – is undertaking research into the teenager attention difficulties. An easy to complete online survey and an interesting time of participation that promises to offer some great insights into teenager attention difficulties. The Alfi Virtual Reality team at Monash University’s Turner Clinic for Brain and Mental Health…

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Short interruption of one week only in supply of INTUNIV 2mg within Australia

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Shire (a Takeda company), the manufacturer of INTUNIV, has recently experienced a supply interruption which has resulted in a shortage of INTUNIV 2mg in Australia. To ensure ongoing access to INTUNIV, Shire has made available INTUNIV 2mg sample packs which are normally provided to doctors as starter packs. This is expected to cover patient needs…

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In Person Support Group events across Australia are Postponed – NOW ONLINE from April 2020

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ADHD Australia has been monitoring the official Australian Government Health Advice about Covid-19 and has been in contact with the various Support Groups across the country. All of the Support Groups in person meetings and events are now not able to go ahead, which is in line with the Government Health Advice. In place of…

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Research Participation 2020 (Online) – Monash University (VIC)

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Monash University – School of Psychological Sciences, is undertaking research into the Diagnosis and Management of Children with Autism and ADHD (DAMCAA) Study. An easy to complete survey that promises to offer some great insights into barriers/ challenges faced by families. The DAMCAA study is looking for families across Australia who have a child aged…

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