Last weekend the leading organization that supports children and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), known as CHADD, held their 24th annual international conference in San Francisco. The conference – for parents, adults, educators, physicians, psychologists and others – was inspirational and interesting, and it focused on useful information and practical strategies.
Although AD/HD and LD are not the same thing, both can affect learning and behavior. There’s also a significant co-occurrence between the two disorders – about one-third of people with LD have AD/HD. Many of the challenges faced by parents of children with AD/HD are similar to those faced by parents of children with LD. Check out these conference themes and I’m sure you’ll agree:
In the coming months, I and the rest of the NCLD Team will be working to develop new informational resources – articles, videos, podcasts, LD Talks, and more – on these topics. These are areas you’ve told us you want more information on and we’re working to do just that! We invite you to continue to share your ideas and “wish lists” with us. We love hearing from you!