Listen to “From Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth: It’s Time to Celebrate ADHD Differences” with Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D.

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It is hard to be different from most other people; taking pride in your differences is the first step toward navigating the world successfully. ADHD and learning differences come with challenges, but adults and kids with these conditions also have a host of special talents, abilities, and gifts. It is time to band together to stare down stigma — one person at a time.

In this episode, learn:

  • Why shame so often accompanies ADHD
  • How to develop a sense of pride in your ADHD or learning differences
  • How to correct misperceptions about ADHD when you encounter them

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Listener testimonials:

  • Always great to hear Dr. Hallowell & Dr. Dodson — true pioneers and champions of ADD/ADHD education, knowledge, and pride.
  • I had no expectations listening to my first webinar on ADHD. But it was so insightful. I now have some tools to help my 7-year-old deal with his ADHD. And help me be a better parent to him. It was a reminder I shouldn’t be too hard on him and instead encourage him more. I look forward to the next one. Thank you so much for your work!
  • Thank you for explaining about disclosure of ADHD.I made the mistake of telling everyone and am reaping the rewards daily.My son and I both have ADHD, and that makes our household different.I feel empowered after listening to the webinar and I haven’t felt that way in many years.” 

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Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D., are members of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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