Every day people on social media are giving out advice to other struggling adults, parents, and kids. It drives me bonkers. I think that it’s unsafe. Some of it may actually be illegal; given compliance issues of America’s FDA. So I decided to do something about it. By creating a safe haven for people and families who are living their lives with someone who has a disability, special needs, ADD/ADHD, etc. You can join us THERE by clicking this Facebook event link
Lately there have been great strides made in laws and bills going through the judiciary process that are helping people with a disability. There are also changes being enacted with regards to IEP’s and 504 plans. Every day a new drug is being tested for children whose bodies and brains haven’t even completed growing yet. There is also ground-breaking research overseas that is showing promise with new understandings and possible helpful drug-free treatments for many people.
Don’t get me wrong. I want to see the breakthroughs. I want people to get better. But, I believe there is a better way to go about doing it.
I want to pave the way and bring together the families with trusted professionals, caregivers, school admin, scientists, researchers and lobbyists who have their best interests at heart. This may seem like a futile attempt, but we certainly won’t know until we try. As a cohesive team that cares about our family’s past, present, and future.
In the beginning, there will be kinks to work out; I’m sure of it. But the overall goal is to have a place in the real world where people can assemble and meet; made up of people with common experiences where people can give and receive emotional and practical support. Eventually, this can be bolstered by an online community with video-conferencing capability to bring the high-level guest speakers right into the palm of your hand.
As more and more people join, we may need to find a bigger space in Richmond, VA. My first idea is to bring a much of this online as possible – so that the planet can have access to what we’re creating.
But first, let’s get the structure and ground rules straight before we embark on this assembled journey.
Rules are simple:
- Respect everyone’s positive opinion in the community.
- Talk about your experiences – don’t tell others what to do.
- This is not a sales forum , it’s a safe place to explore & meet others.
- What you hear, who you see – HERE – stays here.
- You’re free to bring people with you – who will adhere to the rules.
Richmond Va is where I have been making enormous strides in helping bring people together for the greater good. I have always believed in serving and helping people. I am open to suggestion So please leave your comments below and I will be quick to respond to them and take them into consideration.
For more info Click the Richmond ADHD event LINK