Comment on Toronto Star’s Article “ADHD can be your superpower”

Reading the title of this article, ADHD can be your super power immediately caused me a great deal of concern and I am sure angered many of the millions of Canadians impaired by ADHD. While this article is attempting to be uplifting, and the message that those with ADHD can find fulfilling careers is a…

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…

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…