Disclosing that you, or a loved one, has ADHD, is tricky. It can lead to breakthroughs in understanding, increased compassion from friends and family, and sensible accommodations at work or school. But it can also backfire and end friendships, damage careers, or further entrench the common attitude that “ADHD is not real. It’s just an excuse.” Rick will discuss simple strategies to minimize the risk, maximize the benefits, and help you choose who should you trust, and who you should not.
About Rick Green
After graduating with a BSc. in Physics, Rick Green became a comedy writer, actor, director, and producer. He has worked on 700 episodes of television and radio, including History Bites; Prisoners of Gravity; The Red Green Show; and The Frantics. In 2009 Rick and his wife, Ava, created the award-winning website TotallyADD.com, plus two ground-breaking PBS documentaries on adult ADHD: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It!, and 16 full-length videos on every aspect of ADHD. These program feature 60 doctors, specialists, researchers, coaches, and authors. Combining practical information with a warm, lively, and visual style, these videos offer sensible answers on parenting, holistic strategies, success at school and university, medication, mindfulness, sleep, emotional sensitivity, and more. For his work helping millions of people affected by ADHD, Rick was appointed to The Order of Ontario and The Order of Canada.