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What is ADHD?

* Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

It is a neurobiological condition that affects around 6% of the national population. The condition is characterised by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. This commonly presents as difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behaviour.

For some, ADHD is pervasive and persistent to the point of interfering with everyday life in home, academic, social, and work environments.

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  • 800,000 People in Australia are affected
  • 75% Children diagnosed continue to experience symptoms into adulthood
  • 2-3:1 Ratio of males:females affected
  • $20 billion Social and economic cost

Supporting individuals and families in WA for almost 30 years

ADHD WA works closely with ADHD specialists to provide services that inform, support, and advocate for people affected by learning and attentional disorders in Western Australia.

Become a member

When you join the ADHD WA community, our collective voice gets a little louder.

The more members we have, the stronger our voice becomes for advocacy and change at a local, state, and national level.

As a fully-fledged member, you actively help shape the direction, management, and operations of our organisation. You can also enjoy a number of member-only benefits.

Become a member
  • 1

    Access to our extensive library of videos and other resources.

  • 2

    Psychometric Testing for children and adults.

  • 3

    Invitations to training programs, professional development courses, and seminars.

  • 4

    Access to counselling, coaching, support groups, and programs.

  • 5

    Free or discounted tickets for ADHD WA events and seminars.

  • 6

    The ability to vote at our Annual General Meeting and nominate for a position on the Board.

Upcoming Events

At our events you will meet other people who are willing to share their knowledge, insights, thoughts and doubts. And you can engage in the discussions and the debates, fueling you with new insights.

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Support us

ADHD WA is a not-for-profit organisation relying on grants and on donations of generous individuals.

If you’d like to help support our work in helping people living with ADHD in WA, we’d love to hear from you.

Having a group of local professionals and fellow brains who ‘get you’, and get what it’s like in this particular environment, is as much of a relief as the diagnosis itself.

Max

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