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Why Won’t Employers Take a Risk on Different Thinkers?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

After graduating from high school, I attempted to join the workforce. It didn’t go well.

At the ripe age of 18, I thought I was ready for the big, bad world. It turns out the big, bad world was not ready for me.

The problem? For starters, I was completely honest.

I have learning disabilities, but I can do any job as well...

Q: My Son Left College, and Now He’s Stuck

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Q: “My 19-year-old son is textbook ADHD — not doing chores, messy room, and difficulty problem solving. He has had to leave college twice. He says he cannot concentrate to study, but he can play video games for hours. He is going to be starting therapy soon. How can I help him? My husband just gets angry. He wants...

Q: Will My Child Survive Sleepaway Camp Without Me?

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Q: “My son is going to summer camp for the first time without me there as a leader. What are the best tips and techniques for packing, getting him organized, and keeping him on track away from home?” –MamaBear27 


Hi Mamabear27:

My son, who was disorganized and had a hard time keep track of his stuff due to...

Theater Turns Away Moviegoers With Special Needs

Disability Scoop
When a group of kids with special needs was turned away from a Regal movie theater, they were told it was because the movie was oversold but later...

Adulting Is the Worst

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Authors: ADDitude.com

About three weeks ago, we sold Laurie’s van and bought a new one. The one we sold had broken down one too many times, so we decided to trade up while it was still running.

Large purchases like these give me anxiety for weeks – both before and after signing on the dotted line. By the time I’d made peace with...