ADHD expo on track

October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month, and resources are available in the North Okanagan

October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month, and resources are available in the North Okanagan.

The ADHD Across the Ages Taskforce will host the free ADHD Expo Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

“The expo focuses on local services and products that can assist those living with ADD and ADHD,” said Shelly Chvala, a taskforce member.

“About 28 businesses and services that offer a wide range of resources for children and adults with this disorder will be in attendance. These range from ADHD coaches to health professionals and from educational-support groups to  physical activities that can benefit  both adults and children with ADD or ADHD.”

More than a million Canadians are affected by ADHD.

ADHD is a complex and varied condition that manifests in such a wide variety of ways, it becomes difficult for people to describe. People with ADHD can under focus and over focus; they can be overactive or sluggish; they can appear to be super-alert or day-dreamy. ADHD symptoms can also change throughout the lifespan. Additional coexisting disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more can also alter the appearance of ADHD.

 

For more information, contact 250-545-3572 or shellychvala@noyfss.org,  or   check out https://vernonadhd.wordpress.com.