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Research Participation (Online) – ADHD and medications

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The University of Sydney is undertaking research into the ‘Factors influencing medication-taking in people with ADHD.’ This USYD research project is looking to recruit 400 persons who have been diagnosed with, and taking prescribed medication for, ADHD to take part in this study. Study participant recruitment commences 1 October 2019. Study participant recruitment will cease…

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Research Participation (Online-UK) – ADHD motor development

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The University of Surrey in the UK is undertaking an online research survey into the ‘disconnect between motor milestone achievement and motor development in ADHD with implications for intervention.’ This research project is totally online and each participant can participate in any or all of the sections of the study. It is totally up to…

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NSW Department of Education Interim Report now released and available for public comment

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The NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report is now available. It has been developed by the Review Lead, Professor Geoff Masters, as a basis for consultation on the broad directions for reform it identifies. It considers feedback from the 2018 consultation, alongside guidance from learning research, and reform initiatives from Australian and international jurisdictions. The Interim…

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Research Participation (VIC) – ADHD and sport

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RMIT University and the School of Health and Biomedical Science, melbourne, in collaboration with Cricket Australia, seeks participation in their ADHD and physical activity studies. The RMIT research project is looking for children to participate in their research to examine if participating in the ‘Cricket Blast’ program benefits the children with ADHD and would like…

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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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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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Community Service Award Winner 2019

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Community Service Award for ADHD volunteer – Vivian Dunstan Ms Vivian Dunstan, founder of ADHD Support Australia (previously known as the Northern Beaches ADHD Support Group), was awarded a 2019 Australia Day Outstanding Community Service Award by Mayor Michael Reran of her local Northern Beaches Council in Sydney. She was commended for her dedication to…

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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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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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