With the help of North Harbour and KiwiSport, we're once again running an awesome basketball programme specifically for ADHD and ASD youth over Term 4 2019. The feedback we received from the last programme was really positive and families mentioned that it was an awesome experience for their kids.
There are two sessions available:
Come along and join in on the fun! Here's what you need to know:
Starts: Sunday 20 October and runs every week until Sunday 1 December
Registration: come along to the first session and register on the day
- $40 per family, payable in Cash or Internet Banking by the first day of Term
- $30 per family for ADHD NZ members
Click on the PDF below for payment details
Location: Breaker's Training Facility (7 Atlas Place, Mairangi Bay, North Shore)
Need to get in touch? Click on the pdf below for contact details.
Our ambassador Petra Leary features in a short documentary on how she takes her hidden superpower to the sky, focusing her lens on becoming the world’s top aerial photographer. Bird's Eye shows how Petra sees the world from above, seeking startling heights to create stunning art, all while trying to make sense of the complex and challenging world around her.
Education and parenting consultant Joseph Driessen talks to Kathryn on Nine to Noon about how to parent children who struggle with underdeveloped executive skills, and who find living an organised life extremely demanding. Click here to listen in.
A huge congratulations to our ambassador Petra Leary for being shortlisted Top 7 (of 9000 entries) in the 2019 ZEISS Photography Award competition run through the Sony World Photography Awards. Click here to see her submission, the Daily Geometry series.
We first met Petra as an insightful young adult who was very articulate about her experiences with ADHD and was discovering her talents as a graphic designer and graffiti artist. We recently reconnected with Petra when she contacted us to offer the photo she had created for ADHD Awareness Month. The image, which you can now see on our homepage, is made from Lego and illustrates boldness and brightness.
Since picking up a camera her photography has taken her across New Zealand, over the ditch to Australia and beyond the Southern Hemisphere to Cuba, Canada and The United States. Petra is now an award-winning photographer, who captures seemingly ordinary views but from a different perspective as many of her photos are taken using a drone. Her work has been featured in various publications and sites around the world - she is really flying and is an inspiration to young ADHDers everywhere.
Pharmacies are dispensing more Ritalin and other ADHD medication every year and more suspected cases are being referred for a diagnosis. Increased awareness of the condition means cases that might once have been missed are now being picked up, according to clinicians and ADHD advocates.
Click here to read the article from Stuff