Growing up with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder I’m very thankful for my parents acknowledging my disorder and giving me the resources that I needed to learn how to utilize my ADHD to help me in life and not hinder me.
In 2015, I started working with the Cleveland Clinic Summer Treatment Program, a program I attended as a kid. Utilizing my experience with ADHD, I was able to help kids who are like me for 4 years and When it was time for me to pick an internship site, the only one I could think of was the Cleveland Clinic ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment.
My goal is to eliminate the negative stereotypes of children with ADHD, that they are “demon children” who have no attention whatsoever and who need to be pumped full of medication all the time. I choose not to hide my ADHD instead I wear it on my arm, literally.
ADHD is not a weakness, it’s my strength. #ADHDAwareness #ADHD 🧡