How to Handle Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace

ADDA recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Mental Health Awareness campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to raise awareness for mental health issues and advocate to make mental health care a priority. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on May 18th, 2017 and is published online. You can read our contribution here. Please spread the news and help raise awareness!

ADHD-Friendly Technology in the Workplace

By Jay Carter Technology is an essential tool in today’s society. In fact, advances in technology have paid off big time for adults with ADHD who benefit from the wealth of new programs and applications offering help with planning, time management, reminders, note-taking, and the like. But the sparkle of technology can be a double-edged sword – navigating this complex world of new technology can be confusing. Some adults with ADHD are drawn to technology and have a strong affinity for it - technology works well with the way their brains are built and provides mental stimulation and enjoyment. Others…
Value of Strengths in the Workplace

Success in the Workplace for ADHDers

By Linda Walker According to recent studies, adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) are almost eight times more likely to report occupational impairment than non-ADHDers.  In his book, ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says, Russell Barkley says: "Adults who grew up with ADHD are likely to have a lower socioeconomic status than their brothers or control subjects in these studies and to move and change jobs more often". Adults with ADHD are almost five times more likely to be fired and eighteen times more likely to be disciplined than non-ADHDers.  They struggle to stay focused in an increasingly challenging…
Entrepreneur - Do what makes you happy

Do What Makes You Happy

By Judy Brenis At the age of 32, Michael Camoin was fired from his job as a school social worker, and then diagnosed with ADHD and depression. It was a tough year. Eighteen years later, he is a leader in independent film production in northeastern New York and co-founder of Upstate Independents, Inc., a network for the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers and home to over 200 media artists. “My passion is pursuing independent motion pictures – and I rarely ever look at the clock other than to see how much time is left in the day,” said Camoin,…
Successful ADHD business Executive

Sharing the Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive: An Interview with Bob Madonna and Adam Cohen

By Judy Brenis “Attitude is a decision,” says Bob Madonna, principal and EVP of Sales and Marketing for McCoy Enterprises, and a recent speaker at ADDA’s May 16, 2012 Webinar titled, Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive. “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past . . . we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our…
Recognizing ADHD at Work

Organizing Your Time & Space

By Rachel Rosenthal Strisik, JD Let’s face it: life is hectic. We might wish we could get around it, but sometimes life gets messy. We can’t control much of the chaos that surrounds our everyday lives, but we can control - at least partially - the space where we live and work. Most often, our physical clutter leads to mental clutter; being disorganized within your physical space makes it harder to focus, make decisions, and think clearly. Organizing your space can keep distractions to a minimum and give you the mental space to focus on the bigger things in life. Organizing your time is important in…