CHADD celebrates ADHD Awareness Month each October to improve the lives of the 17 million children and adults in the United State living with ADHD, their family members, teachers, and professionals working with them.
The 2018 theme is "Setting the Record Straight". ADHD is a neurobiological disorder. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. Individuals with ADHD can be very successful in life, but without appropriate identification and treatment, ADHD can have serious consequences. For children and teens, these consequences may include difficulties in school, depression, behavior problems and clashes with adults, and substance abuse. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.
CHADD is part of the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition, which provides a wealth of information at www.adhdawarenessMonth.org.
Below you will find some ideas and resources for supporting ADHD Awareness, not only this October, but any time of the year.
Ways to Get Involved
There are many ways to get involved with ADHD Awareness Month. Here are a few suggestions:
ADHD Awareness Walk Toolkit
If you are interested in hosting your own event for ADHD Awareness Month, you can use our Walk Toolkit as a guide. Within it you will find information on:
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