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CHADD WOW Support Group for Mothers/Grandmothers
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November 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm
ADHD in Women and Girls: Indicators, Common Symptoms, Coexisting Conditions, Late Diagnosis & Useful Strategies
Speaker(s): Joanne Norris, Ed.D., Educator, Advisor, Speaker and Trainer
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Brief Summary: various aspects of how ADHD manifests in women and girls, including the reasons why so many women reach adulthood and beyond before being diagnosed will be addressed in this presentation. Issues such as the hormonal effects on ADHD symptoms and the prevalence of misdiagnoses and late diagnoses will of course feature prominently as will the indicators that should act as red flags to healthcare professionals. Useful strategies and tips for the better management of ADHD in women will be shared as well.
If time permits: A brief overview of the most recent Belgian and German campaign to raise awareness about ADHD in women and how the stories that have been gathered during this initiative resonate with women worldwide and the Knowing Me, Knowing You online ADHD support group for women that was created originally for Belgian and German women, but has now spread to women living in many countries across the globe, all connected by the same experiences. Although this was mainly due to the Pandemic and the need for online meetings, hearing the stories of women from a variety of other countries has been very illuminating.
Joanne Norris is an ADHD Specialist & ASC Coach, Past President, Education Advisor, European Brain Ambassador at ADHD, ASC & LD BELGIUM; Currently co-Facilitator: Knowing Me, Knowing You: Free Online ADHD Support Group for Women who have - or suspect that they have - ADHD, one of the offshoots of an EFNA*-funded project about ADHD in Women, a collaboration between ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium and ADHS Deutschland (Germany) in 2020/21. Honorary Member of ADHD Europe and am presently on the following AE committees: Neurodiversity, Research, Coaching and ADHD Women. Served as President and/or Education Chair for ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium from 2007-2013; 2014-2015; 2016-2018 and as a Board member of ADHD Europe for 4 years and Vice President for 3 years. Have done a lot of lobbying for ADHD at EU level over the years and continue to raise awareness about every aspect of it today, especially how it manifests in women and girls. (* European Federation of Neurological Associations)