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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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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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How ADHD Impacts Women – HuffPost

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I am not the kind of person for whom neatness comes easily. I can’t keep to a routine. Every surface of my house is piled with clothes, books, and papers (despite living with a minimalist partner). I start many things and rarely finish them. I find it impossible to focus on instructions. I imagine complex,…

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Channing Tatum, actor

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Or you get put in the typical classes and you say, ‘All right, I’m obviously not like these kids either.’ So you’re kind of nowhere. You’re just different.” He certainly didn’t let different stop him!

There’s more about Chaning on Additudemag.com.

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You’re at work and you’re not able to focus…

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So it goes like this. You’re at work and you’re not able to focus or concentrate, even though you have an in-demand job that stretches your talent. Somehow though you’ve been “managing” or …

PDF of the full article here. From The Sunday Herald lst May. By Georgia Cassimatis: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/adult-adhd-head-20160412-go43bf.html

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Alejandro Iñárritu director

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“I was a bad student. I had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The problem was that back then, it wasn’t called that. It was called being an ‘annoying kid.’” … Iñárritu studied filmmaking. He also worked as a DJ in the 1980s and got involved in the TV industry. Then he started making movies… Read more by…

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I was 36 when

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I was 36 when I was diagnosed with ADHD and it changed my life Source: Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph (UK) My dad’s nickname for me as a child was “The Whirlwind”. I was always on the go. I was skinny with knobbly knees and couldn’t finish anything I started… PDF of the Stella Magazine…

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Britney Spears

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“It has been revealed that X Factor judge Britney Spears is suffering from ADHD but cannot take medication for it”

Read more on the dailymail.co.uk.

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Howie Mandel

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“Back in the 1960s, when I was growing up, my symptoms didn’t have a name, and you didn’t go to the doctor to find out. So, in my case, they were called “Howie.” As I grew older, those quirks found their way into my comedy. Deal or No Deal works nicely with my ADHD symptoms.”…

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Phelps’s Mother Recalls Helping Her Son Find Gold-Medal Focus

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“Her comment to me — ‘Oh, he’s not gifted.’ I told her I didn’t say that, and she didn’t like that much. I was a teacher myself so I didn’t challenge her, I just said, ‘What are you going to do to help him?’ ”

Read more of a mother’s perspective and wins on the NY Times.

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