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Is neglecting different thinkers keeping your business from the brightest talent?

What links Charles Darwin, Jerry Seinfeld, Emily Dickinson and Courtney Love? It sounds like the start of a highly improbable joke. But the answer – they have all been diagnosed to be, or are assumed to have been, on the autism spectrum – shouldn’t come as a surprise. A link between certain neurological conditions and high performance, whether in evolutionary theory or stand-up comedy, has long been acknowledged. And finally business is starting to use this information to its advantage.

UCD are looking for parents of children with infants who are from 10 months old up to 60 months old to get involved in our new babylab study at UCD. This study looks at how attention develops in the context of everyday life. We are looking for families with and without a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This means that we want both children who have an older sibling and/or parent with an ADHD diagnosis as well as families with no known history of ADHD.

HADD-ADHD Ireland Ireland’s support organisation for people with ADHD, is delighted to let you know that internationally renowned expert Fintan Regan who is also a former teacher and principal for children with ADHD will be delivering a full day course which will deliver a range of practical strategies to support learning, behavioural and socialisation objectives within schools and the home environment.

We will also focus on how teachers and parents and carers can work in partnership to meet the needs of children and young persons with ADHD and co-existing conditions.

Something beautiful happens when you set expectations for your child with ADHD based on who they are and where they are today. It’s called success and happiness.

 One thing I keep telling the parents of kids with ADHD who I work with — coaching clients and online course students —is: Place the parenting rulebook in the rubbish bin, please. This is my No. 1 priority for parents raising kids with neuro-atypical challenges.

Promoter and resource for jazz in Ireland, Improvised Music Company present ADHD who are an Icelandic slow-jazz quartet, playing their first Dublin gig tomorrow night, which the Irish Times has described as "A lo-fi cinematic landscape of quirky melodies, slow burn grooves and ecstatic climaxes...” .  So for no other than we share the name ‘ADHD’ , they have given us two tickets for you to win!

To win simply like the post on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/haddireland/

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