Voice Your Opinion on ADHD in BC Education

As reported in a previous blog, on December the 4th 2017 CADDAC met with Minister Fleming and his staff to discuss ADHD in BC schools, our recent policy paper and the highly anticipated new BC Special Education guidelines, placing ADHD in a standalone category. Here is a summary of what the Minister and his staff…

Changes to Stimulant Medication Treatment in BC – Why Should You be Concerned?

Recently the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) developed and published guidelines for safe prescribing of drugs with potential for misuse and diversion. These guidelines were developed for the prescribing of opiates, through a lens of addiction. Unfortunately ADHD stimulant medications were also included in these guidelines. While CADDAC and CADDRA applaud guidelines…

Parenting Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children with ADHD require specialized parenting. Most parents parent somewhat inconsistently, but this is not good enough for children with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). The more severe the ADHD and ODD is, the greater the necessity for specialized and consistent parenting. When one spouse has undiagnosed and untreated ADHD or another disorder of…