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Making space for ADHD

How many working adults have ADHD? It’s impossible to know, partly because many people are never evaluated. It does seem unlikely that 9.4% of children magically morph to 2.8% of adults (see The most important shift is seeing ADHD as a brain difference rather than a behavior problem or a lack of self-discipline. I recently completed this training by Tiffany Jameson on LinkedIn Learning, Understanding and Supporting ADHD Colleagues in the Workplace.

It is a training I wish was available 10 years ago. I haven’t always been a good manager or colleague to ADHDers. I am grateful to all my online Autistic mentors for changing and expanding my thinking and approach to this topic. Thinking back, I cringe at some of my thoughts and behaviors. I am trying to learn and do better.

We can all start by asking a simple question: How do you work best?

(ADHD and Autism are under-recognized in women and girls. Jump into Autism Twitter and you will realize that this often has terrible consequences. People struggle for decades without the appropriate supports.)

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