Perceived Mental Effort and ADHD

I just found out about a brand new area of research on ADHD that I find fascinating. For many years I have wondered why those, including family members, with ADHD express extreme reluctance and sometimes downright refusal to tackle certain tasks that others find simple. I was alerted about a recent study looking at Differences…

Letter to Premier Wynn and Ontario Ministers of Health and Education

March 29, 2018 Dear Premier Wynne, We at CADDAC were very interested when we heard your announcements regarding additional funding for special education and mental health. Childhood ADHD While this additional funding is welcome and certainly needed, the Ontario parents of students with ADHD are questioning how this additional funding will benefit their children. The…

Ontario Excludes Some Students From Additional Special Education Funding

The Toronto Star was sent this letter by CADDAC in response to the Liberal party’s promise for increased funding for special education resources. Additional funding for special education is welcome and needed, but Ontario parents of students with ADHD are questioning how this additional funding will benefit their children. If change does not occur, this…

Promise of Increased Mental Health Funding in Ontario

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Toronto Star were sent this letter by CADDAC recently in response to the Liberal party’s promise for increased mental health funding, in particular for children and youth. Hon Kathleen Wynne Leader, Liberal Party of Canada Dear Premier Wynne, Additional funding in Ontario for mental health is certainly needed and very…

The Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario – ADHD and Ontario School Boards

On March the 15th CADDAC met with the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario to discuss the office’s role. This meeting was a follow-up to our e-mail outlining issues that parents in Ontario were having accessing support for their children with ADHD in schools. While the Ombudsman’s Office wished to make sure that we clearly…