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ADHD in the News - October 13, 2011

A weekly news digest** from the National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD

  1. Impact Of ADHD at Work And School, and Prevalence of Associated Conditions Revealed in New Survey (ADHDAwarenessWeek.org, October 12, 2011)

    "ADHD Awareness Coalition urges people to "Get the Facts" and take action to manage ADHD symptoms. New survey results reveal that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impacts aspects of work and school for adults and children living with the condition. The survey also shows that many people with ADHD have been diagnosed with, or suspect presence of, other health conditions including anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. ADHD, which affects more than 13 million Americans, is a genetic, neurobiological disorder that results in challenges with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity..." Full Story

  2. Dispelling the Myths about ADHD (Canada NewsWire, October 13, 2011)

    "In a week that marks the launch of ADHD Awareness Week (October 16-22), the Centre for ADHD Awareness in Canada (CADDAC) is working hard to promote understanding, dispel myths and stimulate advocacy and support for families dealing with ADHD. To kick-off the week-long event, CADDAC is hosting an evening with Dr. Russell Barkley, an internationally recognized authority and researcher on ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Barkley will present on the importance of understanding difficulties in managing emotions as a core symptom of ADHD on Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre..." Full Story

  3. BHI Raises Awareness of the Relationship between ADHD and Hearing Health for ADHD Awareness Week (PRWEB, October 8, 2011)

    "The Better Hearing Institute is highlighting the relationship between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and hearing loss in recognition of ADHD Awareness Week, which runs from October 16 through 22. BHI is underscoring the importance of hearing checks as part of the ADHD diagnosis process. And in an effort to ensure that the needs of children with ADHD are fully met, BHI also is encouraging appropriate treatment by a hearing health professional when hearing loss and/or other auditory-related communication disorders are found to co-exist with ADHD..." Full Story

  4. Program helps youth prepare for jobs (NorthJersey.com, October 13, 2011)

    "As large numbers of children on the autism spectrum move through adolescence, there is growing concern about the dismal statistics on adult employment levels for people with autism or disabilities like attention deficit disorder. Traditional job preparation models may not work for this population, because the hurdles often have more to do with the social skills needed for negotiating the workplace than with specific vocational training. Even those young people able to complete college successfully face steep odds when it comes to getting - and holding - a job. To address these needs, Spectra Academy is launching a year-long program, Project Team Train, that will combine behavioral training in social skills with exposure to workplace settings to lay the foundation for eventual workplace success..." Full Story

  5. New Haven biotech lands $4M ADHD grant (Hartford Business, October 7, 2011)

    "A New Haven behaviorial research firm has gotten a $4 million federal grant to test its medication-free approach for treating attention deficit disorders on groups of pupils in Hamden and China. C8 Sciences said Friday its founder and Yale professors Bruce E. Wexler, M.D., and James F. Leckman, M.D., received the grant from the National Institutes of Health. Two randomized trials will soon get under way on students in the Hamden public school system and in Beijing, China, C8 Sciences says..." Full Story

  6. Denver couple's crusade for students with ADHD has positive impact (The Denver Post, October 11, 2011)

    "When Kim and Eric Hornak learned daughter Leah might have attention deficit disorder, they immediately sprung to action, boning up on the topic. After the diagnosis was confirmed, the couple set out to find a local support group. There wasn't one, necessitating a little more activity - as in starting one themselves. Now, just a little more than a year later, the Hornaks' work is making an impact. The national offices of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder recently conferred chapter status on the Denver branch and has named it national chapter of the year..." Full Story

  7. Health Matters: 4 Big Kid Sleep Problems (NBC2.com, October 13, 2011)

    "Parents may think they put their kids' sleep problems to bed once their children are slumbering through the night. But studies show a quarter of school-aged children have nighttime issues. Dr. Jose Colon is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders at the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. "Having a sleep disorder can directly give symptoms of ADHD." Kids who don't get enough sleep are often tired, cranky, aggressive and my have trouble in school. All the result of being worn out and run down..." Full Story

**Disclaimer: Neither CHADD, the National Resource Center on ADHD, nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorses, supports, represents or guarantees the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any included articles nor endorses any opinions expressed in any articles included in ADHD in the News. CHADD and the National Resource Center on ADHD merely provide access to such content as a service to you.

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