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Penny Williams
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Individuals with ADHD are as much as 20-30% behind their peers in development. Since we don’t finish developing until the early to mid twenties, those with ADHD are maturing at an older age. It’s not that they won’t ever be independent or won’t ever be able to further their education or have a career, it just may take longer to get there.

Grow Up Already! Why It Takes So Long to Mature

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism