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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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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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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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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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CEO update, 11 November 2019

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Good afternoon, ADHD Australia has been more active in the media since May and have had, most notably, representations on national TV and radio as well as in the national press. Media and online 1. On 30 July 2019, Mr Jeffrey Choy shared with Dr Hugh Morgan and with Studio Ten’s host, Sarah Harris, why…

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Annual General Meeting – Sat 23 November 2019

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In accordance with the ADHD Australia Limited constitution, the organisation will be holding its next AGM on Saturday 23 November 2019, commencing at 11.00am (Sydney EDS time). The link for the PUBLIC NOTICE of ADHD Australia’s fifth AGM can be found below. Public Notice of AGM – 23 Nov 2019

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‘I thought I was a loser, now I have the answer’: rise in adult ADHD

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Catherine Cook had a sudden moment of clarity the day her 10-year-old son was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “They told me it was hereditary and I thought, ‘Uh-oh, that’s me,’ the Sydney mother-of-two said. Ms Cook, 34, has a vague memory of being told she had attention deficit disorder when she was…

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ADDults with ADHD Annual Conference – 26 October 2019 – summary

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Mr Len Russell, CEO of ADHD Australia, attended the ADDults with ADHD’s Annual Conference in Sydney on Saturday 26th October 2019. ADDults with ADHD have been running their annual conference for many years with a wide range of speakers and topics as well as a packed auditorium. This year was no exception in that there…

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