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Hello Everyone,

Our 2nd edition of our newsletter contains the following information...

~ Registration links for Knowing Me, Knowing You support groups in July.
~ ADHD Europe webinar with Dora Wynchank (ADHD at Work)
~ Empowering & Supporting Women by Raising ADHD Awareness
Celebrating Neurodiverse Authors & Neurodiverse Books on World Brain Day

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Knowing Me, Knowing You! Support Groups

We have held six Peer to Peer support groups since May.  Women who have (or suspect that they may have) ADHD/ADD join our meetings, exchanging & sharing experiences. We also discuss how our challenges we experience can be turned into strengths in a positive way.

Upcoming support groups 11th and 27th July 2021
19h20 CEST, 18:20 BST, 13:20 EDT,  12:30 MDT and 10h30 PDT 
(Timezone Converter)

Come and join our safe place for sharing, helping one another and getting advice from our two wonderful ADHD Educator facilitators: Joanne Norris, Ed.D., ADHD & ASC Coach and Donnalea Barber, Life and ADHD Coach. You may read more about our facilitators here.

Please register for each support group, should you wish to attend,
so that we can send the zoom link and reminder email to you 
 

 

Registration for Sunday, 11 July 2021 here

Registration for Tuesday, 27 July 2021 here

 

If you can't attend in July, not to worry, we have upcoming Knowing Me! Knowing You! scheduled on Sunday 8 August, Sunday 29 August, Tuesday 14 September, Sunday 26 September.

Finding our ADHD Women Tribe and Support Group is so important to ADHD Women. Feel free to browse around other support groups  (ie  about their support groups or services offered, have a look on our website and the country support and assistance page.

Sleep, Mood & Hormones

Have you seen the videos for women by Prof. Sandra Kooij (Diva Foundation and PsyQ), Patricia Quinn (Center for Girls and Women with ADHDor Sara Binder (FootHills Medical Centre)? These videos have valuable information for women about sleep, mood and hormones. Feel free to watch on our video page.

ADHD at Work
Tuesday, 6th July 2021
20:00 CEST 19:00 BST  14:00 EST


ADHD Europe webinar with guest speaker, Dr. Dora Wynchank 

Dora has conducted pharmacological research, served on the Executive Committee of the Society of Psychiatrists and was Director of the patient advocacy group for Depression and Anxiety. Dora is one of the editors of the DIVA, working in adult ADHD at PsyQ, The Hague, Netherlands.

For adults with ADHD, the world of work can be one of their biggest challenges. However, innovative employers are increasingly understanding the value added by employees with ADHD.  How do you find balance between the burden of ADHD and the advantages it can bring at work? 

* The risk of accidents at work
* Sleep deprivation and its consequences
* Regulating emotions and behaviour in the context
* Interpersonal problems at work
* The effect on self-image
* How to avoid burnout and low productivity
* Specific challenges women with ADHD experience at work
* The benefits of ADHD at work


Register now! https://broadcastingadhd.eu/adhdatwork

Empowering & Support Women
Have you sent us your personal story?

Many women suspect that they have ADHD
and/or are thinking about or are currently
seeking an ADHD diagnosis.

Our stories will help Women!. 

If you need guidance where to find help for a diagnosis, or a free support
group where you can ask questions, feel free to write us adhdwomen@adhd-edu.be

We have received support from women sharing their ADHD journey by writing to us, and have given permission to share on social media and on our website under the personal stories page. The campaign is ongoing, and we hope to reach as many women as possible. Some ideas for your story...
  • what made you think you have ADHD before your diagnosis
  • struggles or obstacles before and after your diagnosis
  • how have you been coping with ADHD
  • your support network ie family, friends
  • revealing ADHD in your workplace
  • wins and positives about having ADHD
  • anything you would like to share, how you feel, what you think etc.
If you would like to share your story, which can be anonymous, please sign up here or write to us!

 Celebrating Neurodiverse Authors 
& Neurodiverse Books on World Brain Day

Save the date Thursday, 22 July 2021, 14h00 to 16h00 CEST 
 

ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium has been hosting this #WBD event annually since 2019 and we will be talking to international authors who are either expert professionals, neurodivergent themselves or have written about neurodivergent characters! 
  International authors
  🇨🇭 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇦🇺
 Dr. Joanne Steer,  Understanding ADHD in Girls & Women⭐
Marcia Brissett-Bailey, Pioneering Women Speak⭐
  Beverley Nolker, I have Some Friends with ADHD⭐
  Patience Agbabi, The Time Thief⭐
Louise Gooding, Just Like Me⭐
  Halli Gomez, List of Ten⭐
    Kate Foster, PAWS⭐
 



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Neurodiverse Adults Zoom Meetings

ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium meet with people online every two weeks as a group of neurodiverse adults (ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Ehlers-Danlos, everyone is welcome - diagnosed or not diagnosed). Held at 19h00 CET via Belgium. Please email info@adhd-edu.be should you wish to join the meeting.

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter,
and hope to meet you soon.

Best wishes,

The ADHD Women Team

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The ADHD Women Project

The Knowing Me, Knowing You! support groups is an initiative by ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium AISBL, a non profit charity and ADHS Deutschland A.V (Germany) who have joined forces to raise awareness for ADHD in Women under the #Brainlifegoals campaign grant awarded by EFNA (European Federation of Neurological Conditions). This grant has enabled us to create the website https://adhd-women.eu for women who have or suspect they have ADHD / ADD! Both organisations are members of ADHD Europe.

More about ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium

Our #brainlifegoals project ended at end of May 2021, and our non profit organisation ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium have decided to continue the project to continue making a difference in women's lives. Here is a recent article that you may find interesting, it explains our organisation, volunteers, and our efforts to advocate for those living with ADHD. 
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