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ADHD is a Serious Physical and Mental Health Disorder – Response from CADDAC’s Founder

ADHD is a Serious Physical and Mental Health Disorder – Response from CADDAC’s Founder

Written by Heidi Bernhardt R.N. During this year’s ADHD Awareness Month’s Campaign CADDAC shared ADHD facts from peer reviewed research. Our media release and bus shelter posters stated that ADHD is a serious mental health disorder that can significantly impact one’s mental health as well as physical health. Consequently, a few followers shared that they…

What Parents of Children with ADHD Need to Know About Autism and Why?
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What Parents of Children with ADHD Need to Know About Autism and Why?

What You Need to Know Autism disorder commonly coexists with ADHD with 20-50% of children with ADHD meeting the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD). Even when symptom levels do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Autism, we often see common symptoms of Autism present in children with ADHD. ADHD on the…

The Ontario Human Right Commission Launches Online Videos on its New Policy of Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities

Although I was well aware of the OHRC’s new policy I watched both training session videos from start to finish. I strongly recommend that anyone interested in the issue of accessible education in Ontario for students with ADHD, or any other disability, view these videos. They take a total of 85 minutes to watch. Cherie…

Disability Tax Credit Up-date

Over the past several months CADDAC has been receiving increased calls from families and individuals with ADHD upset that they have been denied the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). It seems to have become more difficult, if not impossible, for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to be approved for this government benefit. While we encourage those who…