In August 2018, PAAA undertook an extensive national quantitative study focusing on the performance of Australian schools in meeting the needs of ADHD students. We recently discussed the initial findings from the survey with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC...read more
Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAA) were recently dismayed to discover the inaccurate and trivial portrayal of ADHD in Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys in the 21 Century. Following feedback from members of our community, other ADHD advocacy groups, and a forensic...read more
Congratulations to Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia member Lou Kuchel for becoming a finalist at the Blackmores Women and Wellbeing Awards in March. Lou has been unwavering in her commitment to advocating for change to improve the lives of people with ADHD. We...read more
Following feedback and mounting pressure from Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia and the ADHD community, producers of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical have agreed to remove offensive references to ADHD. A full letter from Gordon Frost Productions can be...read more
In October, Channel 10's Studio 10 panel discussed ADHD. Unfortunately, the content of the discussion contained some superficial, inaccurate and stigmatising comments about ADHD by some of the panel members, which caused much dismay and consternation from the ADHD...read more
On Monday October 22, Lou Kuchel, Rimmelle Freedman and Doris Hopkins met with the NSW Shadow Minister for Education, Jihad Dib, to highlight the needs of young people with ADHD. We discussed the need for clear recognition of ADHD in school policy, funding for support...read more
On Wednesday 17th October, Lou Kuchel ADHD Advocate from PAAA appeared on the Today Show, alongside Professor Michael Kohn, from ADHD Australia to clear up common misconceptions about ADHD.
In an interview with Georgie Gardner, Lou and Michael discussed the impact that ADHD can have on families, and how negative stigma in the general community needs to shift to a better understanding of the condition.read more