I am really looking forward to applying what I learned in preparation for this upcoming school year and improving on the programming I have been using to date!
Apparently not everyone is excited about the new DSM 5! Have a read of this! I will be curious to read about the new changes to the ADHD diagnosis, specifically in Adults.
The DSM 5 is set to be released by the end of May…stay tuned for updates!
I will be putting on a workshop called “ADHD: AFFLICTION OR ATTRIBUTE?” on the 25th and 26th at the 2013 Literacy Nova Scotia Conference. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and networking in this field. I spend a lot of my time in the mental health world as 50-75% of individuals with ADHD experience 1-4 mental health concerns over their lifetime. Learning disabilities are also synonymous with ADHD and literacy rates are just one example of many.
Looking forward to some great questions and conversation tomorrow!
I love a great forum and this one is no different. There are close to 14,000 “reADHDers” on this forum and the best part about it is that every Wednesday, they post their “Wins” for the week. Anyone who has ever received coaching from me would know that we also celebrate weekly wins and this just offers another medium to celebrate this!
I would encourage you all to check it out! There are loads of other topics listed and it only takes a second to log in!
This is just one of many amazing achievements I have had since relocating to Nova Scotia in 2011. I found out a few weeks ago that I was 1 of 3 finalists for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Entrepreneur of the Year award and thought that maybe this honor was a little premature as I am just picking up steam. My nomination was reviewed by local business representatives and ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching ltd was ultimately chosen!
I would like to thank the Entrepreneurs with Disability Network (www.ednns.ca) for all their help over the past few months. The crazy thing is that I just hooked up with them for the first time in December of 2012! The networking opportunities they have provided are incredible and this is just the icing on the cake. I would also like to thank their sponsors:
- Encana Natural Gas
- TD Canada Trust
- Office Interiors
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
- Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development
- Nova Scotia Community Services
In addition I want to acknowledge the other two finalists:
- Annabel Purcell (Reliable Home Rentals) www.reliablehomerentals.com
- Stacey Campbell (Sugar Shok Candy Boutique) www.sugarshok.com
As well as the “Up and Coming Entrepreneur of the year”
- Claude Comeau (Speaking to make a difference) www.speakingtomakeadifference.com
Each of these finalists are amazing individuals and remarkable entrepreneurs. I have had the honor of working along side them at numerous events and was excited to share the stage with them tonight, Congratulations!
Again, I am completely honored to receive this amazing award and I am extremely excited to see what the future has in store for me!
Click on the link above for details!
Feel free to join me from 4-7pm at the Westin Nova Scotian at 1181 Hollis Street in Halifax!
Everyone is welcome and there will an opportunity to do some great networking if you are interested in working with individuals with disabilities or in Entrepreneurship yourself!
Waking up in the morning is one of the biggest challenges reported by youth with ADHD . Not waking up can also be the most damaging if you are late for work, school or other responsibilities. Ultimately it’s up to YOU to figure out how to make this happen and utilizing some or all of these would surely help!