“AD/HD in ADULTHOOD”
Tuesday 19 June, 2007 18h00, ECOC
Scotland House – 6, Rond - Point Schuman, 1040 – Eighth Floor Brussels
Stephanie Clark has co ordinated the Adult AD/HD support group in the English speaking international community of
This workshop draws on that experience and is aimed at those affected by adult AD/HD: adults, their families and their employers.
The workshop will take a very brief look at the neurobiological nature of AD/HD, the associated deficits in executive functions and how that impacts adult life focusing especially on the work environment.
About 4% of the workforce exhibits AD/HD symptoms great enough to impair work performance.
The degree of those symptoms exhibited varies and affects adults across the range of abilities: some adults are successful but may experience severe and stressful deficits in areas such as organisation- others will need extensive support to hold a job.
We will consider:
- Strategies employees can use to cope with ADHD in the workplace and other support available to them.
- Should an employee disclose their AD/HD?
- Strategies and accommodations employers/Human Resources can use to support individual AD/HDers.
- Good practice models for employment and recruitment of people with disabilities, specifically AD/HD