ASHEVILLE, N.C. – As a result of undiagnosed ADHD, millions of adults are struggling to manage today’s busy lifestyles, while experiencing problems with disorganization, money management, difficulty at work and in relationships. It is estimated that 85% of adults with ADHD are unrecognized, undiagnosed and untreated. ADHD is not just a diagnosis given to children anymore. Adult ADHD was first documented in the early 1990’s yet remains widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed. In recognition of National ADHD Awareness Week, the ADHD Center for Success and Coach Rudy Rodriguez will be hosting a series of free, interactive and informative events throughout the month of October.
Asheville Adult ADHD Meet-up Group
Meet other local adults dealing with ADD or ADHD. Gather to share your experiences, progress, and thoughts with one another. Discuss the latest information, research, books, programs, treatments. Share your best methods of adaptation, working around weaknesses, relying on strengths. Registration required. Call 828-681-7100.
When: Monday, October 17, 2011, 7 - 8:30pm
Registration required: http://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Adult-ADHD-Meetup-Group/
Special Showing of the Documentary Film "ADD & Loving It?!"
This acclaimed film chronicles the life and diagnosis of Comedian Patrick McKenna as he learns the facts about ADD from experts including medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors, and award-winning authors. Along the way Patrick reveals how his life as a husband and father are affected by ADD. A ground-breaking film that blends humor, hope, and science to dispels the myths about a controversial disorder. Seating is limited to 60 people. Call to reserve seating 828-681-7100.
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 7 – 8:30pm
Where: Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
ADHD is Real: ADHD Awareness Program
ADHD can have a significant impact on adult relationships, work and careers, finances and more. Coach Rudy will offer a lively and informative presentation about understanding Adult ADHD; Q&A following the program.
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 7 – 8:30pm
Where: Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
ADHD Center for Success offers clinical diagnosis, counseling, coaching and seminars for teens and adults, their family and friends. The center’s founder, Coach Rudy Rodriguez, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Intrinsic Coach®, has been working with ADD since 1981. Rudy is Professional Member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association for Adults (ADDA), A Professional Member and Board Member of the (ACO) ADHD Coaches Organization and also sits on the Leadership Team of the Board of the ADHD Coaches Association.