An individual with ADHD must learn as much as possible about ADHD and how it shows up in their life. They must also educate loved ones to help clear up any misconceptions and to reduce the unproductive blame and guilt that many people and families with ADHD experience. It can be a relief to know that the difficulties with memory, organization, and attention are symptoms, not character flaws. In fact, education is almost universally agreed on as the necessary first step in treatment (Ramsay & Rostain, in press).
We encourage Members and their loved ones to educate themselves on ADHD and offer various learning opportunities. Whether through the Self-study & Education section of the Member Portal, webinars, workshops, our blog, or our resource library, there are plenty of ways to get the information someone with ADHD needs to help them thrive and succeed.