Accommodations

Duane Gordon, Creative Genius and ADHD Hero

Interview by Judy Brenis, ADHD coach, AAC Fifteen years ago, Duane Gordon was about to lose yet another job. His marriage was on the rocks and he admits, “I was a lousy husband and father.” Flash forward to today and Gordon, who was officially diagnosed with ADHD in 1998, can now boast, not only of […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Success in the Workplace for ADHDers

In the meantime…Self-directed Accommodations for ADHDers in the Workplace

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking” Buddhist Proverb According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive Market Research of 503 adults with ADHD, 77 percent stated that they believe the condition makes it difficult to achieve success at work. Few perceived employers as being […]

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