About The ADHD Awareness Book Project

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

The ADHD Awareness Book Project began three years ago with these goals:  to provide people living with ADHD valuable strategies and tipsto help them better succeed, and to increase the awareness of ADHD world-wide. All in an ADHD-friendly format!

We have come a long way in our understanding of ADHD, considering that in 1902 symptoms consistent with ADHD were labeled a “morbid defect of moral control”!  And in the 30-plus years since 1980, when it was finally recognized as a ‘real’ mental health disorder, we have come to understand that ADHD is neither gender nor ethnic specific and is not something individuals out-grow.  However, the fact that ADHD recognized as a genuine and lifelong disorder has not made an adequate impact on either overall awareness or successful daily management of ADHD symptoms and challenges.

Too often in the last 10 years, as an ADHD Coach, I have heard from people all over the world—parents, students and newly diagnosed adults—who are struggling all alone, not knowing that answers to their challenges are available.  Many have never heard the term ‘ADHD.’  They have had no idea that by learning to do things in ways that better fit with their ADHD brain style, they could succeed . . . at just about anything!  After 10 years of specializing in ADHD, and over 25 years working in mental health, the continued lack of awareness about ADHD, and the limited availability of resources, is no longer acceptable to me.  Frankly, Iam tired.  I am tired of knowing that individuals, from young children to adults in their 70s, are struggling alone with ADHD, unaware that there are answers, resources, hope and help out here.  I have decided to be part of the solution, and I am not alone.

awarenessbookNearly three years ago, believing in the power of community, as well as in the dedication of my colleagues in the ADHD community, I announced that I would be coordinating a book of tips and strategies for succeeding with ADHD, featuring as many ADHD experts as possible.  I invited all the ADHD professionals I knew, and asked them to invite ADHD professionals they knew, to participate in this project.  In the first ADHD Aware-ness Book Project, titled 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD, over 80 co-authors from a variety of professions and with a range of expertise responded to my request and submitted their answers to the question:  “What is the best tip or strategy you have to help someone with ADHD succeed?”

365 1Cvr3D (2)In its second edition, titled 365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD, the ADHD Awareness Book Project expanded to incorporate contributing experts from all over the globe, including South Africa, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland.  Our experts included ’junior experts,’ like eight-year-olds, and ‘senior experts,’ like 78-year-olds, sharing valuable tips and strategies to help people with ADHD succeed.

And again, in this third edition, there is something for every reader. In fact, I hope you will find the one specific tip, strategy,resource or idea that will be the answer you are most needing in this moment.

How YOU are making a difference!

Whether this book is for you or for someone you care about, a portion of the sales of The ADHD Awareness Book Project:  More Ways to Succeed with ADHD 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)

Thank you for being part of the solution and helping us to increase awareness of ADHD!

~ Laurie Dupar, Coachingforadhd.com 

Editor, More Ways to Succeed with ADHD