BENEFITING: ADHD AWARE
EVENT DATE: Aug 30, 2014
My family and I will be running in the August 30 Central Jersey Color Run and raising money for ADHD Aware.
Run by and for people with ADHD, the purpose of ADHD Aware is to empower children, adults and families affected by ADHD, educate those who impact those with ADHD, and enlighten all people as to the courage and competence of the singular community. A 501c3 nonprofit, ADHD Aware was founded with the conviction that ADHD needs are unique, substantial, and worthy of attention. We provide dynamic programming responsive to the diverse populations affected by ADHD and, through outreach and direct engagement, seek to increase public and professional understanding regarding the diagnosis and effective treatment for ADHD and to decrease social stigmas associated with it.
As a non-profit, our mission is to strengthen families, cultivate leadership and philanthropy, and foster respect for all individuals by providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of our community as a whole.
Our services support the well-being and stability of children, adults and families living with ADHD by promoting personal, communal and social awareness of ADHD. Through programming designed to increase personal awareness about the ways in which ADHD, a neurobiological disorder, affects one’s school, work and home life, we seek to provide the recognition needed for children and adults to truly embrace and implement the strategies necessary for the successful management of ADHD.
In clubs and workshops -- where girls, boys and adults with ADHD play, learn and grow together -- we decrease the isolation of this "invisible" disability and provide individuals an opportunity to draw strength from participating in a vibrant community, which is essential to the development of healthy self-esteem. By presenting speakers with ADHD, workshops facilitated by experts in the field and a variety of public events, we raise social awareness about the existence of ADHD, as a neurobiological disorder, and demonstrate the competence and courage of our community, thereby decreasing social stigmas associated with the diagnosis of and treatment for ADHD.