Like the perfect cup of tea, people from around the world are combining their own blends of ADHD knowledge and success with others during this year’s Global ADHD Awareness Month, which runs through the end of October. Nary a week into the event, webinars and presentations galore have been given, with many more ahead.
The official website for ADHD Awareness Month is www.ADHDAwarenessMonth.org. It includes a plethora of events that are taking place throughout the month. There is even a spot where you can find out the events for the particular day that you are reading the website. You can test yourself for ADHD, find resources about the disorder, see what you can do to increase awareness in your own community and take a survey about your ADHD habits, sharing some thoughts of your own. You can even get access to some events that already have passed but are being stored on the website.
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, affects both children and adults. It’s primary symptoms are inattentiveness, carelessness, lack of focus, impulsivity, difficulty with organization and failing to follow through with projects.
Later in the month, from Oct. 20-Oct. 26, the fourth annual virtual ADHD Awareness Expo, which is free, will take place. Information about that event is available at www.ADHDExpo.com. It features speeches and presentations on different topics by ADHD experts who are specialists in their particular ADHD field.
The primary goal of this month, awareness, also is linked to the word global, as different types of information and scientific data about ADHD come from different parts of the world. This month’s events offer a unique opportunity to put heads together from around the globe to share information that might not otherwise become apparent to those interested in the ADHD world.