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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Click here for a whole wealth of information about Girls and Women with ADHD

As mentioned in the "Think" section, ADHD often has a number of possible comorbidities that can often compound the complexity of an ADHD diagnosis. Click here for more information. 

One of the major problems girls (and women) have to face is that medical research on ADHD has up until very recently only focused upon ADHD in the male population. Click here to read the first published study that exclusively focused upon ADHD in the female population.  

As parents, educators and as girls and women with ADHD, it is vital that we understand what girls with ADHD need. This article is a good starting point that will lead you to more resources. 

It's important for girls and young women to hear the stories of successful women with ADHD (or insights into having a attention or learning struggle). Here are a few stories that might help girls understand that they too can be successful AND have ADHD.

1. Lisa Ling
2. Wendy Davis
3. Whoopi Goldberg (talks about Dyslexia, but her words of wisdom are appropriate for all women)
4. Jessica McCade (the founder of the YouTube Channel How to ADHD)
5. Jessica Rae (blogs about her experiences with ADHD)

Girls with ADHD often (not always) have a mother, an aunt, a sister, a cousin or a grandmother with ADHD. Here is a truly insightful article for adult women with ADHD who just might be parenting a daughter with ADHD. 

Finally, it can be really difficult to find resources that can help girls see their power and potential. The comprehensive website A Mighty Girl is a remarkable resource for any parent looking to help their daughter find books, videos, games, and information on "Mighty Women and Girls". The Mighty Girl Facebook feed is also a remarkable place to find resources and annotated lists. 
As an educator working in diverse and inclusive classrooms, how can you help all your students come to a better understanding of their brains and the idea of Neurodiversity

Could your students research and present their findings in an interactive and public "BrainFair"?  

Could your students learn about how they best learn and then use that knowledge to create their own personalize learning program?

Could your students learn about Universal Design for Learning and then, as a class, design the ultimate learning environment? 

The choices are endless.....but, together, you and your students can change the classroom into a place that embraces every child's neurodiversity.