Author: Workplace Committee

Jay Carter: When Employers Invest in ADHD Employees

By Judy Brenis, ADHD coach, AAC Jay Carter’s resume reads like a Who’s Who in Business, but it wasn’t always like that. His psychologist once said, “Jay Carter has taken a rather circuitous route to his present success.” “That couldn’t be truer, says Carter, who has ADHD and has worked at a Fortune 100 company […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Saying No Means Saying Yes to Success

The Awesome Power of “No”

By Dan Pryor I love helping my colleagues. Saying “yes” makes me feel important and it pleases them. But sometimes I over-commit because I like saying yes. Volunteering provides opportunities to participate in fun, energizing or very important projects, but I suspect that I – and many other ADHD’ers – often say yes because we […]

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ADHD in the Workplace: Still Much to Do

By Linda Walker Most adults with ADHD find their challenges most daunting in the workplace. This is not to say ADHD is not an issue in other areas of life, it certainly is, but work related problems often spill over into other domains. When you’re struggling to keep up with demands, working long hours and […]

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Finding the right job for you

Finding the Right Job for You

If you have ADHD, or you work with people who do, you may have asked yourself, “Since I have ADHD, what type of work should I do?” To help answer that question, here’s a chapter excerpt from Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley with Christine M. Benton. Copyright © 2010. Reprinted with […]

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Jay Carter: Accommodating Success

By Judy Brenis In 2006, at 42 years of age, Jay Carter was diagnosed with ADHD. Trying to understand his daughter’s learning challenges, he read Driven to Distraction, by Ned Hallowell and John Ratey. “On every page, I said, this is me, this is me, this is me,” says Carter, who was officially diagnosed at […]

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Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 4)

By Alan Brown  Over the past several articles (this is the fourth and final article in the series), we’ve been discussing how many of the members of our ADHD tribe lack important internal structures – goal setting, planning, prioritization, and a realistic sense of time. Thus far, we’ve focused on the workplace, but just like […]

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What if my employee has ADHD

Should You Disclose Your ADHD at Work? Survey Says…

We are often asked, “Should I disclose my ADHD at work?” To answer this question, ADDA’s Workplace Committee conducted a survey between November 2013 and February 2015 asking adults with ADHD about their experiences related to disclosing ADHD at work. In the ADDA Workplace Committee online survey, we asked participants if they had disclosed their […]

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