Q: “Why are attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) coaches so expensive? Are there any effective alternatives that cost less?” — ADHDerMom
It’s tough to replace the individualized attention you receive from an ADHD coach. They help you set personal goals, create systems and structures for everyday tasks, stay motivated, and provide that necessary accountability that keeps us from giving up. That said, there are other ways for you to get the ADHD support and connection you might need.
Have you heard of CHADD? CHADD is Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). It was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. Its chapters provide education, advocacy, and ADHD support as well as an annual conference. When you join CHADD, you get access to your local chapter. This is the best way to connect with local resources and find people who you can share and connect with.
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