Vancouver ADD Awareness Day 2006
have an ADD Awareness Day?
ADD Awareness Day Presentations
ADD and LD Support
Group Meetings in September
Adult ADHD 5 Minute Screener Test
From Harvard U.
Your Doctor on ADHD. 2006 Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines
People known to Diagnose/Medically Treat ADD in the Vancouver
from ADDA for ADD Awareness Days Activities You Can Do
have an ADD Awareness Day?
UPDATE:2 The BC Adult ADHD Clinic has shut it's doors and abandoned Adults with ADHD in BC.
UPDATE: The Main ADHD diagnostic
clinic in BC, the BC ADHD Clinic at Children's Hospital now
(sept 12th) has a 10
month wait just to get diagnosed. They've
asked for more funding to decrease the wait list, but the
BC Government has said no. This is another reason we need
to increase ADD Awareness in BC. If you think this is wrong,
contact your local media and politicians and let them know
how you feel.
time ago I thought about creating
a Canadian ADD Awareness day, and had the delusion of
organizing a national ADD Awarenss day via a webforum. Thankfully
wiser heads pointed out the time and energy involved in such
an effort and I decided to temporarily pass.
I still think we should have a Canadian ADD awareness day,
The Americans are on their 3rd
ADD Awareness Day but we passive Canadians have yet to
have our first. And lord knows we need one more than them, In Canada, we're about 5 years behind the US on dealing
with ADD. I can't tell you how many stories I've
heard of people suffering because they couldn't get a diagnosis
or they couldn't access or afford ADD services (medical, coaching,
therapy parenting classes etc), or undergone years of therapy
for depression with little improvement when the real root
problem was undiagnosed and untreated ADD,("you can't
have ADD you did well in school/at work") and when that
was treated, boom, no more depression.
I have decided to get a small start in my own backyard, Vancouver
with the help of my creative members of my Vancouver
Adult ADD Support Group. Hopefully others will start doing
the same next year, and maybe CHADD
Canada or CADDAC will get enough people contacting them to help organize ADD
events and activities nationally and in their community .
list of activites you can do in your community to raise
awareness of ADD. I blogged about it here.
of it as your opportunity to educate people about ADD, especially
those who say it doesn’t exist or it’s a drug
company and space alien conspiracy etc. Doesn’t have
to be a big event, can be as simple as a letter to the editor."
"If people with ADD don’t start advocating
for ourselves and our condition no one will do it for us"
might also want to check out http://whydiagnoseadhd.com
to Patrick, Kim and Christine for helping make this event
Download the Event
Brochure in PDF format and help us get the word out. Post
it in your neighbourhood, coffee shop, community center, school,
Child Has ADHD, Now What?
Diane Sugars. Executive Director for the Learning
Disabilities Association of BC – Vancouver Chapter, acting Executive Director for the Learning Disabilities Association
for the province of BC. See Diane's Bio
ADD Myths, Realities, and Roadmaps
Speaker: Pete Quily, Adult ADD Coach, Leader Vancouver
Adult ADD Support Group. see Pete's Bio
& Time: Wed. Sept 20th, 6:30 to 8:30
Free, Donations welcome.
Place: GF Strong
Rehab Centre, Lecture Theatre 4255 Laurel St. 1 block
east of Oak St, 1 block south of King Edward Ave.
Diane Sugars, Executive Director for the Learning
Disabilities Association of BC – Vancouver Chapter and acting Executive Director for the Learning Disabilities
Association for the province of BC is a dynamic and very passionate
Diane’s presentations are based on her own experiences
with raising a child with learning disabilities as well as
her studies – she does over 60 presentations a year.
For the past several years, Diane has been helping address
the challenges of a new era. She continues to work on issues
ranging from supporting professionals, families and the general
community through provision of information, education and
awareness to raising funds so low income families have access
to resources for their children.
Diane lives in Vancouver BC with Geoff her husband of 17 years.
They are proud parents of 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Quily's Bio Pete's Adult
ADD Strengths Blog you are on Pete's website.
and LD Support Group Meetings in September.
2 Lower Mainland ADD Support Group Meetings and 1 LD Parent
meeting in September
Adult ADD Support Group
Topic: ADHD friendly occupations and work strategies
Type of group:Adults with ADHD
Practical tips for Parenting - Sharing what works!
Meeting Location 210 West Broadway, Vancouver.
Information Line 604-222-4043
Abbotsford ADHD Parent Support Group
Looking Forward a New School Year
Speaker Ian Gladman Educator for more than 25 years
Sept 21st 7pm
Information, Education & Support for Parents and Caregivers
of Children with ADHD
Currently meeting the 3rd Thursday of each month (Sept. –
June) from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Fraser Valley Child
Development Centre (102-32885 Ventura Ave., Abbotsford). Contact:
For more information, please phone 604-852-2686, local 246
Disabilities Association of BC, Vancouver chapter
Parents of LD Children for Parents of LD Children:
Topic: Learning Disabilities Simulation Workshop
Next meeting: September 18, 2006
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Doris Cheung
Location: The Learning Centre, 3292 East Broadway (corner
of Rupert and Broadway) Vancouver, BC