Is the Public School System Working for Students with ADHD?

This question is being asked and answered in our recent policy paper, Inequitable Access to Education for Canadian Students with ADHD. Also access our Media Release and a Summary of our key messages. During the morning of October the 3rd, CBC’s “The Current” hosted the call in show “Is the public school system working for…

Australian School Systems Fail Students with ADHD

It was with great interest that I reviewed an Australian study looking at academic achievement in students with ADHD during the period from childhood to adolescence. Having spent the last twenty years speaking with researchers, parents, educators, school boards and Ministries of Education across Canada I firmly believe that this study highlights the same situation…

New BC Education Ministry Special Education Guidelines Will Recognize ADHD under the Learning Disorder Category

A new Huffington Post article is talking about changes coming to the BC Special Education Guidelines that will allow students with ADHD, who present learning needs, to be identified under the learning disability (LD) category. This may not seem like a huge change, but parents of children with ADHD in BC and CADDAC have long…