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Ben's Friends Fundraiser

Hi Past & Present Ben's Friends Supporters! 
We really need your help. Our annual Ben's Friends fundraiser is way below goal. So far we are at $14k with many generous donations. But at the very least we need to be at $25k, and ideally at $35k or above. 
We're probably the most efficient non profit in the world, helping 125,000 patients per month with a budget of $3k per month. But even we can't survive on $14k. 

Please donate at our super easy Donation Page at Ben's Friends . A $5 donation will make a big donation. Everything is tax deductible!

We realize most members aren't in a position to donate. Those members can help by spreading the word about the fundraiser on the communities and on Facebook. 

We need your help to keep Ben's Friends alive and going strong!
We really need your help! Please donate, even if it's $5, that will really help.

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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.

Psychiatrists say ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder.  

An individual with ADHD finds it much more difficult to focus on something without being distracted. He has greater difficulty in controlling what he is doing or saying and is less able to control how much physical activity is appropriate for a particular situation compared to somebody without ADHD. In other words, a person with ADHD is much more impulsive and restless.

Read more from Medical News Today.


School and ADD

Started by queenbee in General. Last reply by queenbee on Thursday. 10 Replies

My son is 12, he is in grade 6, he as ADD, anxiety disorder and learning disorder.He was in a school where he had an the help of a special educator every day, a special work plan adjusted to his capacity and needs, and was exempted from social…Continue

Accommodations at School

Started by ArtFish in General. Last reply by ArtFish on Thursday. 15 Replies

I'm interested in which accommodations work the best for our kids in school, and how 504's and IEP's are successfully implemented. My son is out of school now, but we struggled over many years to work cooperatively with the schools. It was tough!…Continue

Supporting our Students at Home

Started by ArtFish in General. Last reply by Karen Gates on Thursday. 5 Replies

Many of us have or have had children in school, and after raising two I will always wonder what kind of routines at home work best for student success. We tried many things, including a Spanish tutor in high school who shared her study habits as…Continue


Started by Travis in General. Last reply by ArtFish on Wednesday. 20 Replies

I was wonerding how some couples deal with adhd i have it and my girlfriend broke up with me because i was calling her and texting her way to much now that we have found out was causeing me too do that so much she side she would have to see a big…Continue

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