October is ADHD Awareness month. Here’s what’s going on and some ideas for ADHD book displays in your city, province or state based on what I and volunteers of my Vancouver Adult ADD Support group have done in BC for 4 years.
Canadian ADHD Awareness Month site.
American ADHD Awareness Month site.
Swedish site. Will your country be the next to have and ADHD Awareness week or month?
No BC ADHD Awareness activities this year, but here’s what we did in years past.
In 2014 we had 122 BC Libraries and bookstores in 68 BC communities with BC ADHD Awareness week book displays with our poster, Vancouver Adult ADD support group brochure, CHADD Vancouver ADHD support group brochure, Adult ADHD screener test, books on ADHD and books by publicly confirmed authors with ADHD in all corners of BC.
You might consider modifying what we did with ADHD book displays in Libraries to have ADHD book displays in your city, province or state.
Key is making it easy for librarians to say yes by providing lists of ADHD books and books by authors who have gone public with ADHD who have written non-ADHD books. Plus online or printed collateral, scripts for your volunteers to phone and email them, AND follow up and for you to track it in excel or something like that. Details below.
Map of 2014 BC ADHD book displays Metro Vancouver
Librarian & Bookstore Resources For BC ADHD Awareness Week:
Downland and share our poster, badges and brochures.
And more resources on BCADHD.com, ADHD stigma, socio-economic costs of ADHD, teaching ADHD students, ADHD in adults, ADHD in children etc.
Emily Carr Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library ADHD Book Display. Thanks Vicki
West Vancouver Memorial Library ADHD Book Display. Thanks Ehlam
100 Mile House Branch Library ADHD Book Display. Thanks Gina
New Westminster Public Library Main Branch ADHD Book Display. Thanks Kate
North Vancouver City Library @northvancitylib ADHD Book Display. Thanks Patricia
Me and Christopher at Richmond Brighouse Library. I got diagnosed with ADHD because I saw a list of ADHD symptoms in a CHADD Richmond (sadly no longer operating) ADHD poster and an ADHD book display on the 2nd floor many years ago.
Jade and Christopher at Richmond Brighouse Libary
90% don’t know sign West End Community Center