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ADD/ADHD & OCD

Below are the best resources we could find on ADD/ADHD and OCD.

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Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes, and Maybe YOU

Some people are born with a drive often seen in entrepreneurs, pro-athletes, inventors, adventurers, and Navy SEALs. It’s in their DNA—research has shown that certain genes can manifest resilient and highly focused people who can also be impulsive and easily distracted.

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An Inside View of Autism

This page is written by Temple Grandin and describes her journey and challenges as a woman affected by autism. Temple outlines the support she received, discusses sensory and auditory difficulties, tactile problems, her squeeze machine and many other topics.

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What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent?

Neurodivergence is the term for when someone’s brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered “typical.”

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Do I Have Anger Issues? How to Identify and Treat an Angry Outlook

Anger is a natural, instinctive response to threats. Some anger is necessary for our survival. Anger becomes a problem when you have trouble controlling it, causing you to say or do things you regret.

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Raising Twice-Exceptional Children, a Book Preview

The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy.

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Technology: Keeping Kids Safe from the Digital Dark Side

Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Dr. Alex Packer, author of Slaying Digital Dragons, about how to navigate the murky waters of the digital dark side, and how to involve your kids in setting their own healthy limits.

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What’s So Normal about Normal?

Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Jonathan Mooney, who authored a book called Normal Sucks, and who learned to read at the age of 12. They talk about the gap between normal and neurodivergence, and how advocates can help bridge it effectively and permanently.

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Pathological Demand Avoidance (from Episode 85)

As part of the review of 2021’s biggest conversations we present a chat with Kristy Forbes, founder of Australia-based inTune Pathways, about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), the difference between PDA and other types of demand avoidance, and the changing language of autism, especially the...

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Helping Kids with Anxiety (from Episode 88)

Parents often struggle with helping their children manage anxiety. Dr. Eli Lebowitz of Yale University talked with Emily Kircher-Morris about his research and work with children and their parents on managing anxiety and OCD.

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Supporting Bright Kids (from Episode 89)

Emily Kircher-Morris and Jim Delisle have a conversation about ways to release the potential often locked inside neurodivergent kids, and it was one of the biggest conversations of 2021.

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