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October 3, 2013  

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October is ADHD Awareness Month.  Let the awareness begin!  


ADHD Awareness Month is the time to join the ADHD community in spreading the facts, rebutting the myths, and giving hope to adults and children with attention deficit disorder!


Let your friends and family, social, school, and work communities know that ADHD has been recognized as a real medical disorder by all mainstream scientific organizations. It is not a function of bad parenting or an excuse for bad behavior. It affects people of all ages, ethnicity, and gender. Treatment help can significantly improve the lives of those affected.


Actions you can take this week to raise ADHD awareness:


  1. Go to
  2.  View the schedule of ADHD Awareness Month events.
  3. Consider an ADHD Awareness Month activity (click here for ideas).
  4. Download a poster, fact sheets, and screeners to distribute in your community.


ADHD Awareness Month Interviews 

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Here's what Attention Talk Network has lined up for this month:

ADHD Awareness Month! Get the Scoop
Friday, September 30, 2013
Dr. Michele Novotni and a small team wrote the senate resolution which brought about ADHD Awareness Day. Since then, a coalition was formed and we now celebrate ADHD Awareness each year. In 2013,  it is the entire month of October, and Dr. Novotni heads up the national coalition. Watch our interview with her to hear where you can get information on ADHD and the role you can play in this important event!

Got ADHD? Get Aware! ADHD Awareness Month Is Here!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Individually, those in the ADHD community can advocate for themselves and bring awareness to the ADHD condition. Collectively, we can have a much greater impact. In this show, we'll interview Michele Novotni, who penned the original senate resolution bringing about ADHD Awareness Day and is now the head of the ADHD Coalition in charge of ADHD Awareness Month in October. We will discuss what the Coalition has in store for us this year and how you can help this important initiative. We'll also interview members of the Coalition around what each has to offer the ADHD community. Organizations include ADDitude Magazine, ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), and the National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC). Whether or not you are part of the ADHD community, you don't want to miss this show. Available resources will be shared, as well as action steps you can take to reach out to those who are unsure if they may have ADHD and what to do. Your help and support are vital in communicating the education and awareness of ADHD. Even if you are shy, there are still actions you can take.

The Annual CHADD Conference - Connect with the ADD Tribe
Monday, October 7, 2013
If you are impacted by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, there is nothing like connecting with your tribe at an ADHD conference. In 2012 we shot footage of the CHADD conference, "25 Years of Making a Difference," complete with interviews of volunteers, attendees, and speakers. If you are interested in learning more about the ADD conference experience, grab some popcorn, relax, and take in our video.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 8:00 pm ET
The 2013 CHADD conference is around the corner. In preparation, we will be interviewing Barbara Hawkins, president of the board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) on what to expect at this year's conference, as well as interviewing key featured speakers, like Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Dr. Robert Brooks, Wendy Davis, Dr. Thomas E. Brown, Dr. Nora Volkow, Dr. James Swanson, who will tip their hats and share insights from the presentation. If you've been to a CHADD conference, are going to this CHADD conference, or are thinking about this CHADD conference, this is a must-listen show.

ADHD Zombie - Stimulant Medications
Monday, October 14, 2013
The word "zombie" seems to be used as an adjective around how some feel when they talk about ADHD stimulant medications. In this video, we interview Dr. Charles Parker ( to understand what the phenomena is all about and to see if something can be done about it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 8:00 pm ET
Linda Walker
What is the impact of ADHD on the US economy? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, attention coach Jeff Copper, interviews Linda Walker, an ADHD coach, chairperson of the Workplace Issues Committee and member of the board of directors of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. They discuss an economic study that begins to account for the economic cost of ADHD, providing data that organizations need to justify the investment in managing ADHD for profit. If you have or are impacted by ADHD, be sure to catch this show.

How Can Gene DRD 4.7 Be Used As a Weapon by Those with ADD?
Monday, October 21, 2013 
Why is it that the most ignorant people have the strongest opinion? Watch our interview with comedian Rick Green of Totally ADD ( as we talk about how Gene DRD 4.7 can be used to defend yourself when confronted by anyone who believes ADHD isn't real!

WE Plus ADHD: Creating Great Relationships
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8:00 pm ET
null You fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after... NOT!  How about a reframe? You fall in love, get married, and live happier, and happier, and happier. Now you're talking! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, attention and ADHD coach, Jeff Copper interviews "We," who are Rick and Ava Green."We" represents not Rick, not Ava, but their relationship. Yes, there's a third-party in their marriage. The marriage itself. Now we add a twist: "We" plus ADHD. Oh yes, Rick has ADHD and, thus, the couple has ADHD. In our interview we talk about the impact of ADHD on relationships, the challenges, the importance of knowing ADHD is there, the impact of knowledge on expectations, the overriding vote "We" have in relationships and how this couple lives happier, and happier, and happier.

Where Can I Get ADHD Career Help? How Do I know They Get It?
Monday, October 28, 2013
In this interview, ADHD career coach Wilma Fellman identifies where you can go to get career help. More importantly, she offers her insight around how to figure out if they understand ADHD in the context of career counseling. Watch and learn the one powerful question that can serve as a compass to point you in the right direction.

ADHD: Its Impact on Puberty and the Advent of the Period
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 8:00 pm ET
Puberty is difficult enough for an adolescent, but what is it like for a girl to have ADHD and start having her period? Yikes!  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper, has a candid discussion with Zoe Kessler on her experience as a young teenager dealing with those challenges back when less was known in what seemed like the dark ages. If you're a teenage girl or a parent, teacher, or relative of a teenager with ADD/ADHD who is going through puberty, this is a show you can't miss.

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