“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
I believe we all dream of making a positive difference in the world. I am lucky enough to say that one of my dreams is about to come true. In about two weeks, The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD will be published!
As an ADHD Life Coach, I help people living with ADHD understand their disorder, reduce their challenges, get things done and find hope. For the past nine years, I have individually done my best. However, having worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, I also know that, proportionately, not that much has changed in the overall awareness of ADHD. I meet clients every day from age seven to seventy who are struggling or have struggled alone, not knowing that answers to their challenges were available. An alarming number of people have never even heard the term “ADHD” as an explanation for their symptoms. Working alone is not enough. Too many people in this world are still are unaware of ADHD; the lifelong struggles people with ADHD experience and the resources and answers available.
So, last June, believing in the power of community and the dedication of my colleagues, I announced that I would be coordinating a book of tips and strategies for succeeding with ADHD that features as many ADHD expert suggestions as possible. I invited all of the ADHD specialists I knew and asked them to ask ADHD professionals they knew to participate in this project. As a result, over 80 co-authors from around the world and from a variety of disciplines, experiences and expertise answered the call and submitted their answers to the question, “What is the best tip or strategy you have to help someone with ADHD succeed?” The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD contains their responses. Contributions are from co-authors in the fields of medicine, nursing, coaching, nutrition, therapy, research, education, etc. All are experts in ADHD, either by virtue of their profession or life experience. There is something for every reader…and you will likely find that one tip, strategy, resource or answer you need most in this moment.
Interested in getting your hands on a copy?
365 ways to succeed with ADHD will be available for purchase on October 11th. In the spirit of community and increasing awareness of ADHD worldwide, when you purchase a copy a portion of the proceeds from national bookseller sales will be used to support three international ADHD organizations:
• Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
• Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
• ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
As a special bonus, when you buy the book on Tuesday, October 11th, you will receive additional online downloadable gifts from the book’s co-authors. You can find this special one day offer at:
Want to share your ADHD awareness with others?
I encourage readers who find a particular tip or strategy especially useful in The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD to connect with the book’s co-authors via the contact information provided. Also, I ask that you take a moment to simply share what this book has meant to you and/or send me your favorite ADHD success tip. I want to know what techniques work for you! You can email them directly to Laurie@TheADHDAwarenessBookProject.com and I will get back to you.
A special thanks…
Finally, I want to again thank all of my co-authors for their belief in me and the support of this project. Many are pioneers and leaders within the ADHD professional community, and some have published their own books on ADHD, but they all share my commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of people with ADHD. I wish I could list them all here, but instead it will have to suffice to say that each one has mined their own experiences and expertise and contributed their “golden nuggets” for the readers of this book. There is something for everyone within its pages. I am forever grateful and humbled that they trusted me to bring this book to publication.
I look forward to hearing back from you and hearing about your successes!
~ Laurie Dupar, Editor, The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD