UPDATE on the ADHD School Guidance We Worked to Save!!


Hello brains a lot of you have been asking “what happened to the ADHD you US school guidance that we worked so hard to save a month ago?” and….. Should we tell them? ok we’ll tell you :::theme music::: Month ago this ADHD school guidance was on the chopping block along with a lot of other school regulations and the US Department of Education asked for comments to help them decide Which to cut and which to keep. So we asked you to pitch in and tell them why this guidance shouldn’t be cut I was Amazed at the response and so so proud of this tribe. You guys submitted hundreds of comments And they were amazing!! I first heard about this through Jo, a teacher from New York who helps out with the channel sometimes So I thought that it would be cool to let her tell you the news herself… Hello Jo! Jo: Hey Jessica, thanks for letting me be the one to share the REALLY good news that even though 72 guidance documents were rescinded by the US Education Department. The one regarding ADHD was not one of them!!!! As a teacher and as somebody who grew up with ADHD undiagnosed and didn’t know until I was older than I’d like to admit Thank you all for your activism. Thanks for helping us out so that we can keep helping young brains do better with their lives So YES… to everybody who submitted a comment to help save this guidance. Thank you, congratulations and mission accomplished Of course there’s always more to do and I will update you anytime I hear about something you can do to help! For instance if you are a brain or heart in the UK there’s the petition going right now to help improve ADHD treatment and understanding in the UK check out this video to learn more, and if you aren’t in the UK But you know somebody who is please take a second to share that video with them. That’s it for this week We still have dog-o’s in 360 coming your way soon as well as the huge brain collab…. that was more of an undertaking than we expected But it’s coming along really well. Thank you to everybody who submitted a video We just wanted to update you all in the meantime because you worked so hard to keep the ADHD school guidance safe! If you don’t live in the US or the UK or you didn’t get a chance to sign a petition or you’re too young to , I don’t know do government- Y-things… You can still help spread understanding about ADHD by sharing our TED talk with your local school district I’m getting a lot of feedback from teachers saying that it’s helping them understand how to help their students Thank you again. If you made it to the end of this video. Thank you so much for caring about ADHD advocacy It’s really making a difference And thank you to our brain advocates and all of our patreon brains for their support that allows us to keep doing this to keep working to make the world a Better place for ADHD brains and the hearts who love them. I’ll see you next week bye brians!

70 thoughts on “UPDATE on the ADHD School Guidance We Worked to Save!!”

  1. Oh my god, yay!!! I'm homeschooled, but i know that a lot of people aren't getting proper assistance, and it makes me so happy that people are trying to understand an help!!

  2. I'm so glad this didn't get cut. If it weren't for this document I basically wouldn't be able to attend schools. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED WOW

  3. Hello, I took my daughter to get diagnosed, and listening to everything and doing research I noticed that most of the symptoms apply to me too! It's been hard because dealing with her and me is super crazy, like a rollercoaster every hour:( , I will really appreciate if u can make a video for parents with ADHD and add kids, my daughter is not in medication yet, and is hard she is 13 and the hormones and ADHD is crazy!!! Some days is hard for me too because I think I have it too but I don't know what to do 😒😒😒😒 thanks for all ur videos ❀❀❀❀

  4. As a college student with ADHD, I'm SOOO over the moon that we saved it! I know my school would continue to let us have accommodations because it's a private school where mental health is super important but it's nice to know that my professors are fully legally still required to give them to us!

  5. I still wish that my school payed any attention to adhd because my teacher could care less about you and I want confirmation that my parents don’t care to give me and I want to see if I actually am just plain crazy or if it’s my brain why do all of the schools in gisd not care about the students they teach

  6. You are awesome!! Thank you for helping those in need. Living with a bipolar husband and daughter, I understand how many others out there are in need of help and understanding.

  7. Yes!! We did it! High fives all around! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

  8. I wish you would come speak to my kids school staff! You are amazing! Plaza Towers Elementary could use you as a guest speaker!!!!

  9. So happy to hear this! Accommodations truly saved me in high school, I can't imagine what it would have been like to be denied extra help.

  10. Hello! I was recently diagnosed w ADHD (I'm 17) and my therapist and psychiatrist agree that I should have a 504 plan, I went to my school and they said my grades were too "good" and showed no sign of me needing any assistance. I have 4 As, 2 Bs and one C+, but I struggle, big time. I take hours to finish 2 classes of homework, in class I blank out then hop back in, but because my grades are great, "there's no way I could possibly be struggling". I struggle especially with standardized tests, I never finish, I always just guess and bubble in whatever before I turn them in. What can I do to show that my grades should not hold me back from getting the assistance I need ?

  11. That's great! Not so great is the fact that they decided to screw over as many disabled as possible in order to send money… where? To the military? Where else? It sure isn't going to most people.

  12. I had to fight for years with my middle school for recognition for my adhd and didn't receive it until I was at a different high school and had to bring in a lawyer to get my point across. the fact we still have to fight to be understood is appalling, and I'm glad we managed to save this.

  13. This is great! But i still shake my head at the fact that i wasnt allowed a 504 plan in college because my grades were too high and i was forced to flounder in my first year. It didnt help that my parents never went to college and didnt know anything about what to do so i had to do A LOT by myself or with frustrated confused assistance from my mother. I recovered and i almost got my gpa back to a 3.0 and retaking one of my badly flopped classes should bump it again. For anyone in this struggle all i can say is just work your hardest. You can do it without meds, i did and im a mess but i did it!

  14. Hi, great to have found this channel. ADHD yes, …. and now trying to write a Game of Thrones sized message in under 5 microseconds with 37 topics included, just in respons to what you did. So yes, to all, thanks a million. Tedx show was great too. Now, I need to start picking up the pieces. Koen Belgium

  15. I'm from Norway, and I LOVE you and your channel! I tell everyone about it, so I guess you have a lot of followers from Norway πŸ™‚

  16. I love your channel because your videos have the right amount of visuals and enthusiasm. I can’t watch videos in full if they’re just sitting there talking even when the topic is super interesting. Thank you brain! <3

  17. thank god (or you know…….. what ever you believe in who ever is reading this, oh yeah hi by the way) about the improvement on adhd treatment in the uk (im from northeren Ireland (the part of ireland thats part of the uk,not to be confusing or anything) and we need it. 15 years old and got told by psychologist that looked at my case their wasnt anything wrong with me( they havent even had a session with me but sure they know everthing so it's okay ….) and this is more proof of how awful the help is in NI , I've always struggled, got in trouble at school (even though im a high achiever at things im intrested in or find challenging ( like having a sense of humour ) maybe i dont have adhd i dont know, and its not like i want it either (i think its a good idea anyways to check in order to work with it) but other kids are struggling, failing, feeling stupid and useless like i did when i was in primary school and sometimes now because i wasn't listening in class or i forgot corsework that is like 50% of my overall grade.

  18. We did it. In my comment I mentioned that this guideline was REQUESTED by multiple school administrators who were looking for guidance! Just crazy.

  19. My school doesnt know anything and i asked my guidance counsler for after school one on one and they said they dont do that for anyone and i was like i have adhd thats why i need it and they still said no because i didnt have it in my computer which was stupud and i know they knew that it was on my papers

  20. I'm working on advocating in my own district. Currently in British Columbia ADHD is not eligible for a designation. This means that children with ADHD get zero support in the classroom. Now you may have a teacher that is supportive and listens to you and your recommendations… But there isn't law that says that these children (like my son) will get support. Its ridiculous! As a parent I know how distracting my son can be to the teacher, how distractible he is and how much easier it would be on him, his teacher, the other students if they could JUST OFFER SUPPORT. I also have ADHD. I was diagnosed just a couple months ago. I survived school. I came out just ok. I don't want that for my son. Who wants to just survive? I want him to come out able to thrive in this world!

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