ADHD and Society

Problems continue to manifest themselves in our society regarding ADHD and other “mental disorders”. In this video I take a look at some of these issues and discuss my personal experiences with ADHD.

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Speak Up Kids: ADHD

Nearly 50 percent of kids with ADHD are never treated. It’s real, it’s common and it’s treatable. During National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 6-12, the Child Mind Institute (www.childmind.org) Speak Up for Kids public education program is addressing the stigma, lack of awareness, and misinformation that prevent so many children from getting treatments that can change their lives. Though 15 million children in the United States have psychiatric and learning disorders, very few of them will be identified and get the help they need. We hope you’ll join us and Speak Up for Kids—to let the world know that silence and shame are not options. Let your voice be heard, or find a talk in your area, here www.childmind.org We’re also hosting live events online. www.facebook.com Twitter: @ChildMindDotOrg

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Cracked – The ADHD Story

A Short Documentary on ADD ADHD Adderall and Ritalin. With random students.

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What colleges offer programs for learning how to teach children with autism?

I want to teach children who have autism but i cant find any school that offer that? Please help?

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Can ADHD present itself in a kid in three days during and after a major change?

In the past three days, since my four-year-old changed classes in his daycare twice in two weeks, he’s been getting in trouble for not minding the teacher and just generally being difficult. So they moved him back to the three-year-old room when the afternoon teacher was having trouble with him. When I called to complain about him being sent BACK to the younger class, the woman I spoke to in the office (not the teacher, she had already left) suggested "maybe it’s his ADHD….."

He’s never been diagnosed with ADHD, and he’s never had discipline problems other than the occasional time-out, in any of his classes, or at home. And he minds the morning teacher.

I think the problem stems from him not handling change well (never has) and being shuffled from class to class in a very short time, and every move makes it worse.

Even if he’s never shown signs of it before, and it’s been only three days, is it something that can be brought on by circumstances, or just naturally?
Thanks everyone. We had a conference with the morning teacher (he behaves pretty well for), two former teachers (who were more than happy to testify that with a few exceptions, usually around major changes, he never had behavioral issues) and the office worker I spoke with. All three teachers said they think that afternoon teacher is possibly in over her head, and that even if he DID have ADHD, part of the package of working with children is to deal with that and provide them an education as well. They also pointed out that ALL of the kids are acting unusual right now, because of the change of class and routine, by being moody, regressing in potty-training, or acting out.

Long story not so short, they’re going to call me if there are more issues, and that teacher is NOT to single him out and hold him back like that again.

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ADHD: The Tonsillectomy of the 21st Century?

Complete video at: fora.tv Sir Ken Robinson compares the current wave of ADHD diagnoses to the “plague” of tonsil removals during the mid-20th Century. He argues that while ADHD may be a real condition, it is currently being over-diagnosed to treat children underperforming among rigid, one-size-fits-all educational systems. —– Sir Ken Robinson is an expert in creativity, innovation, and human resources. He works with governments in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and cultural organizations. Robinson led a national commission on creativity, education, and the economy for the UK government and was central in forming a creative- and economic-development strategy as part of the Northern Ireland peace process. Formerly, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick. He has received several honorary degrees, the Athena Award from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Peabody Medal, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Royal Society of Arts. He received a knighthood for his services to the arts. His latest book is The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Viking, 2009). – The Aspen Institute Sir Ken Robinson is an expert in creativity, innovation, and human resources. He works with governments in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and cultural organizations. Robinson led a national commission on creativity, education, and the

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ADHD

Your standing in the middle of a sand storm. The winds are over 700mph, don’t worry your safe from it in a protective bubble sand at that speed with rip you apart. As you look out into the darkness of the sand storm you are shocked to see it’s not sand at all flying all over… You see that your not protected at all, those little things speeding all over are every possible thought, emotion, experience, and more… Down to the smallest detials going back to your birth… You recall as far back as 2 maybe 1 year old… Some memories are from even before that… You have ADHD of a form that keeps ALL information in this very random and hard to grasp and follow storm of mental chaos. You can try to get out of the storm, but it will just follow you. It will be 9000 miles wide, as well as tall, and deep… Incase you think underground offers a way out. It’s inside of your head… It’s apart of who I am as a person. I was born this way. So for me to be random, and not connected to the rest of the world was totally perfect for me. Trying to form a single thought, follow a conversation, and or otherwise trying to be “NORMAL” is impossible for me. Well for 35 years it was IMPOSSIBLE. And, just as hard to imagine how someone functions with this. I wonder that myself. How is it I’m where I am today? Dumb luck really. Well once I learned what it was I was dealing with. I read all about the many forms of it, until I discovered what type/style my form of ADHD was. Not that we have a

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I have autism and I want to work with people who have autism, any tips or ideas for jobs?

I have seen some jobs, but they require high amounts of education. Is there a place for me to work, I am 27 years old? My best memory is when I worked an entry level job shelving books at a library and I met a boy who also had autism and I got along with him better than anyone ever met before and this had stuck with me.

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ADHD Boy

This is a very descriptive video by someone who has ADHD. Just watch what happens as the video progresses.

ADHD public service announcement (PSA) to increase the awareness of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Spread the word. (Real thoughts on ADHD and “behind the scenes” of this video): www.youtube.com

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ADHD

This is a very compelling video as to what it is like to have ADHD. Watch it an you’ll see ehat I mean.

Your standing in the middle of a sand storm. The winds are over 700mph, don’t worry your safe from it in a protective bubble sand at that speed with rip you apart. As you look out into the darkness of the sand storm you are shocked to see it’s not sand at all flying all over… You see that your not protected at all, those little things speeding all over are every possible thought, emotion, experience, and more… Down to the smallest detials going back to your birth… You recall as far back as 2 maybe 1 year old… Some memories are from even before that… You have ADHD of a form that keeps ALL information in this very random and hard to grasp and follow storm of mental chaos. You can try to get out of the storm, but it will just follow you. It will be 9000 miles wide, as well as tall, and deep… Incase you think underground offers a way out. It’s inside of your head… It’s apart of who I am as a person. I was born this way. So for me to be random, and not connected to the rest of the world was totally perfect for me. Trying to form a single thought, follow a conversation, and or otherwise trying to be “NORMAL” is impossible for me. Well for 35 years it was IMPOSSIBLE. And, just as hard to imagine how someone functions with this. I wonder that myself. How is it I’m where I am today? Dumb luck really. Well once I learned what it was I was dealing with. I read all about the many forms of it, until I discovered what type/style my form of ADHD was. Not that we have a

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