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Engagement

Help give the ADHD Community a voice by sharing your experiences moving through the systems in British Columbia specifically.

Tell Us How You Really Feel!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest initiative to tell us how you really feel about support services for those with ADHD.

 

With financial support from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), our objective is to collect genuine insights from families with ADHD, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the existing support framework, or lack thereof. 

Today, we face a major challenge: addressing the historical difficulties associated with obtaining an ADHD diagnosis and accessing necessary support services in our province. 

 

We estimate that there are approximately 70,000 children and youth from 0-19 years of age, who have ADHD in BC. Unfortunately, the current MCFD framework for Child and Youth with Support Needs (CYSN) does not accommodate children and youth with just an ADHD diagnosis. 

Moreover, it is worth noting that 32.2% of students with ADHD do not graduate from high school, and 80% of adults and 44% of children with ADHD experience at least one additional mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, or substance use disorder (The Center for ADHD Awareness Canada [CADDAC], n.d.).

This stark reality highlights the urgency and importance of our community engagement efforts. We are committed to shaping a future where the specific challenges and requirements faced by ADHD families are addressed and supported adequately.

Through our initiative, we aim to engage with youth and adults with ADHD and their families. As well as connecting with medical professionals, service providers and organizations that serve those with ADHD throughout the province to help shape the future of ADHD.

Take this first step with us in a collective journey to improve advocacy and supports services for all families impacted by ADHD in British Columbia.

We are offering multiple ways for you to contribute to this important conversation!

Click or simply scroll down to see further details on our engagement sessions

Online

Survey

Online Focus Groups

In-Person Focus Groups

We acknowledge that many families may not have had experiences with Child and Youth with Support Needs (CYSN) within MCFD. If this is you, you are also someone we want to hear from!

OPTION ONE
 

Online Survey

The survey can take from 7-20 minutes depending on how much you want to add.

Survey will close Mid-May, 2024.

Click the link below to access the survey!

ADHD Advocacy Society of BC Community Engagement Survey

Don’t want to type that all out? See below for more ways to share your journey, hopes and dreams.  

Option one

OPTION TWO

Online Focus Groups

Want to be more open and don’t want to have to type it all out? 

Engage in meaningful discussions with your peers across the province via Zoom. Sessions are shaped for various demographics, including families with lived experiences and healthcare professionals.

*Please let us know if you have any accommodation needs!  (Closed-captioning will be enabled and ASL Interpretation may be made available) 

The following information encompasses the varying groups ADHD BC together with Amplify would like to engage with. Please click the appropriate link to sign up for an online focus group.  

Option two

Join others in face-to-face sessions scheduled in locations throughout BC.

Find all the details and sign up for one of these in-person focus groups on our Eventbrite page!

 

To make these sessions the most comfortable for you, let us know what needs or supports you may require such as, but not limited to, accessibility and/or childcare needs!

Registration information will be provided upon contact.

Honorariums will be provided for those who attend! 

OPTION THREE

In-Person Focus Groups

CLICK HERE

PRINCE GEORGE

May 11th, 2024

KAMLOOPS

June 8th, 2024

NANAIMO

July 13th, 2024

SURREY & THE FRASER VALLEY

TBD

Option three

We assure you that your privacy is of utmost importance; all responses will be confidential and used solely for engagement purposes. Participation is voluntary, and you have the freedom to withdraw at any time.

Thank you again for considering this vital opportunity to shape the future of ADHD support in our province.

 

Together, we can make a significant impact.

Works Cited

The Center for ADHD Awareness Canada. (n.d.). ADHD: A significant health risk. https://caddac.ca/wp-content/uploads/policy-paper_seriousness-of-ADHD-final-english.pdf

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