Patricia Giordano is a mother of two and a grandmother of 6 from Long Island, New York. After her daughter's diagnosis of ADHD in 1997, she became a self-taught authority on the condition — and other difficulties that often acompany a diagnosis as ADHD.
With the passing of her youngest daughter, Theresa, Patricia has found herself in one world that has been connected by another. Her own ADHD, which was ignored in the '60s and '70s, left her with a “diagnosis” of “stupid” and “disruptive.” With her daughter's diagnosis, Patricia began to see how ADHD can be an ongoing blessing instead of a continuous stigma.
ADHD doesn’t have to be a disability, it can become an ability. In life and in death.