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How I Learned to Laugh at My ADHD

Zoe Kessler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Zoe Kessler

With my diagnosis, suddenly my life made sense. I resolved to learn everything I could about ADHD. What I learned was that women (who represent about 50 per cent of adults with the condition) are grossly under-diagnosed. We're just discovering why, but the fact that girls and women have slipped through the cracks has left a legacy of unmet potential. I should know. As a woman with a lifetime of über-disorganization, chronic lateness, serial job losses, hypersensitivities, and relationship breakdowns, I can attest to the destruction of undiagnosed ADHD.

If Your Child Has ADHD You Could Qualify for a Tax Credit

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a provision for individuals living with a disability to claim a disability tax credit. While this has been in place for a long time, it was just a few years ago that individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) were allowed to claim the tax credit, if they meet the criteria as set out by CRA.

Snug Vest Is Therapeutic, Stylish Hug For Kids With Autism

John F. Gray | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

While volunteering and working with autistic children, Lisa Fraser noticed one of the key therapeutic devices of the day was, in her eyes, really ugly. The weighted vests was like slapping a label on kids and saying "Hey, look at me! I'm different." She believed that bringing a better design and even some style into these kids' lives, was an endeavour worth pursuing.

The Woman Who Can Levitate a Chair With Her Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO, InteraXon, a thought-controlled computing company based in Toronto, has managed to beautifully blend the worlds of science, art, business and technology. Often referred to as the "Brain Guru," her innovative technology harnesses the power of brainwaves to control objects and create experiences, from gaming to making a chair levitate.

How My ADD Made me a Better Business Owner

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I am a case where ADD just works. Don't get me wrong, I am not here to argue that this is not a serious condition, I am simply here to tell you how I think ADD has possibly helped countless entrepreneurs get to where they are today, including myself.

What do You Know About ADHD?

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

ADHD Awareness Week takes place this year from October 14 - 20. This week is all about increasing awareness about ADHD, and how it impacts people who have it. In honor of ADHD Awareness Week, let's review some facts which can help you to deepen your understanding of the condition.

Are ADHD Meds Safe?

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

A series of investigative articles in the Toronto Star this week bring forward concerns about serious side effects to ADHD medications, in my opinion, the article sensationalizes the risks, and provide no balance by pointing out the hundreds of thousands of kids, teens and adults who have been helped by these medications.

What if Video Games Are Actually Good for our Kids?

Robert Whent | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Robert Whent

I wasn't a particularly good student when I was a kid. In grade school, I had a lot of problems with math, and to a lesser extent reading and writing. It didn't matter how much I tried, I just couldn't get it. I couldn't seem to grasp concepts that most of my friends seemed to understand easily.