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Call out to British Columbia Residents Interested in ADHD

The BC Standing Committee of Children and Youth is holding public consultations on the assessment and eligibility process of children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs. 

CADDAC wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention quickly since time is very limited and the voices of those interested in ADHD need to be heard. The deadline for all input is Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. You will notice that ADHD is not even listed as an example which is quite concerning since ADHD is the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder seen in children.   

This was just brought our attention by a parent who is presenting to the committee. If only a few people present on ADHD, children and youth with ADHD will again be ignored when government decisions are made. Unfortunately the committee is only looking for submissions by BC residents so CADDAC cannot send in a submission.

https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees/41stParliament-4thSession-cay

If you are interested in participating through a written, video, auditory submission or to speak at a public hearing please access, https://consultations.leg.bc.ca/Submission/Create?cons=ChildrenandYouthwithNeurodiverseSpecialNeeds

If you need their assistance, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 (toll-free in BC at 1-877-428-8337).

There are facts on ADHD and an abundance of ADHD information on our web site that can assist you with your submission, but if you would like CADDAC’s assistance in developing your submission please contact advocacy@caddac.ca

Warm regards,

Heidi Bernhardt    
 

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