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Life with ADHD

Picture your mind as a Ferrari on a crowded highway. The car’s brakes, though, are broken, and the accelerator is welded to the floor, permanently at full speed. You are trapped in a warp speed machine, never being able to focus on one car around you for too long, for there are always more. Personally, I view it as a superpower. But it was not always this way. Read More

He hit the nail on the

He hit the nail on the head.

I am a Product Design Engineer with ADHD --- Although, I have trouble with simple mundane tasks, I excel at creative problem solving.

When i'm working on a new concept, I have super concentration and I can pop out one solution after another. I attribute this to ADHD.

I have built a career from concentrating on those things that are helped by ADHD and avoiding things that are hindered by it.


Thanks very much for your comment. It is helpful for students with learning disabilities to know that they can have successful careers that use their strengths.

As a parent of 2 ADHD

As a parent of 2 ADHD children and an ADHD person myself, this young man nailed it! Way to go! Thanks for explaining it to the world!

Thank You

Thank you very much for your comment--I agree that Bryson's description is powerful. Your children are fortunate to have a parent who understands their experience.

I have had the honor and

I have had the honor and pleasure of working with this fantastic young man. He was surely a treasure to work with. I can not wait to see what he discovers for the betterment of society. Carpe Diem!

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Lisa Rivero is the author of The Smart Teens' Guide to Living with Intensity and other education and parenting books. more...

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