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AS THE mother of 13-year-old twins with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), assistant head teacher Carolyn Lawler is uniquely qualified to support families when a child at her school is diagnosed with the condition

First-hand experience with her daughters has also helped her spot girls with ADHD symptoms and steer families towards a diagnosis. It's estimated that one in 20 children has ADHD and boys are three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed but Carolyn believes this is because it is often not picked up in childhood.

Adult Support Group 14th August 2018!

We very much hope you can make it along to the first anniversary meeting of our Adult Support Group! Pizza is promised along with Cake to mark this special anniversary. 

This is suitable for all adults (i.e. those over 18) who have ADHD. 

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

01 874 8349         email info@hadd.ie

VENUE: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7                    

Lack of awareness of the behavioural disorder has meant many people found it difficult to hold down jobs. But proper diagnosis and support are allowing more employees to make the most of their talents

As an employee, I wasn’t very good because I was inconsistent,” says Jannine Harris, 44, from Northampton. “I’m brilliant, and then I’m rubbish. And that’s obviously frustrating for an employer to contend with because they don’t know which Jannine they are going to get.”

I only discovered by chance that I had ADHD. After losing my passport in Thailand in spring 2016, I Googled ‘how to stop losing stuff’. It turned out to be one of the major symptoms of ADHD. Getting my diagnosis explained a lot.

For years we have been the only organisation advocating and creating awareness around the issue of Adults and ADHD.

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