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-Hi Autumn – I understand that you’re not yet ready to get help, but when you’re at the information gathering stage here are a few more options for you:
* Your local CHADD chapter can be a great resource for recommendations, I’ve heard of several people successfully finding resources that way.
* There are a lot of people in your position, ie, with internet too slow for some of the software that can allow remote access to providers. Ways that some more forward thinking health providers are getting round this include:
A: Using software that is specifically designed for more challenging situations, e.g.VSee which is HIPPA compliant & works with both slow internet connections + old equipment or using FaceTime on your cell
B: Arranging for a client/patient to use fast computer/internet access to them at a local doctor or therapist’s office in a town
C: Using the good old-fashioned phone đŸ™‚

I know about these as a friend of mine is a therapist (MFT) who offers remote pain management therapy & I helped her research her options for service delivery to rural area clients.

Looking at your first post, it looks like you would like to review the ADHD strategies you currently use and possibly look at new options. And it sounds like you may be looking to improve the quality of your life with ADHD as well as possibly find out a little more about the condition.

If that sounds roughly right, when the time comes to look for help I would agree with ADHDmomma regarding getting an ADHD coach as they can help with all of these things, & they will probably be lower cost than a Doctor. There’s a listing that’s searchable by location on the website of the ADHD Coaches Organization so you may even find someone there that’s local to you.

Totally unrelated, I spent a day + night in Burlington in Spring on a road trip & thought it was gorgeous. I live in a rural location as well so I know only too well that they have their pros and their cons.

Take care, Gill