“From Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth: It’s Time to Celebrate ADHD Differences” [Video Replay & Podcast #237]
In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn how to embrace your ADHD and learning differences, with Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D, originally broadcast live on October 31, 2018.
Society uses shame to ensure conformity. But what if a person can’t conform because of his or her neurology? What if a person is hard-wired to experience and manage her world in a fundamentally different way? Many highly creative and original people in the world have one or more mental differences, and it is time for us to bring them out of the shadows of stigma and shame and into the sunlight of truth, pride, and confidence.
The only known antidote to shame is pride. It is required to accept yourself and develop a sense of who you are. It is hard to be different from most other people; taking pride in your differences is the first step toward navigating the world successfully. ADHD and learning differences come with challenges, but adults and kids with these conditions also have a host of special talents, abilities, and gifts. It is out of ignorance and fear that people ridicule and diminish those of us who are differently wired, too often robbing us of the chance to thrive and contribute to the world. It is time to band together to stare down stigma — one person at a time.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- why shame so often accompanies ADHD
- how to develop a sense of pride in your ADHD or learning differences
- how to help our families and ourselves overcome the stigma of having an ADHD nervous system
- how to educate (not clobber) those — family, friends, and strangers — who are ignorant about ADHD
- how to support the teachers who actually get children with ADHD
- how to correct misperceptions about ADHD when you encounter them
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- “Always great to hear Dr. Hallowell & Dr. Dodson — true pioneers and champions of ADD/ADHD education, knowledge, and pride.“
- “I had no expectations listening to my first webinar on ADHD. But it was so insightful. I now have some tools to help my 7-year-old deal with his ADHD. And help me be a better parent to him. It was a reminder I shouldn’t be too hard on him and instead encourage him more. I look forward to the next one. Thank you so much for your work!“
- “Thank you for explaining about disclosure of ADHD. I made the mistake of telling everyone and am reaping the rewards daily. My son and I both have ADHD, and that makes our household different. I feel empowered after listening to the webinar and I haven’t felt that way in many years.”
Related recommended resources:
- Free Download: 7 Myths About ADHD… Debunked!
- Resource Center: ADHD Awareness Month
- 21 Ignorant Comments About ADHD (and the Facts to Refute Them)
- “Our Life Is Not a Punch Line”
- “Where Are All the ADHD Role Models?”
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 31, 2018. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.
Meet the Expert Speakers:
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, leading authority in the field of ADHD, the host of “Dr. Hallowell’s Wonderful World of Different” – a weekly podcast for thriving in this CrazyBusy world, NY Times best-selling author, world-renowned speaker and the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, NYC, San Francisco and Seattle.
William Dodson, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 22 years. A former faculty member at Georgetown University and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Dodson is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of ADDitude’s Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Dodson is a regular columnist in ADDitudemagazine and contributor to ADDitudeMag.com.
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