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Old 11-30-04, 03:31 PM
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Awesome new ADD friendly job, but...

Hi all. I'm new, and I have a question.

I just started an awesome new job. I'm activities assistant at a local nursing home. Job duties include running bingo/board games/arts and crafts, making the monthly calendar booklet on the computer, and pushing wheelchair-bound residents around the building. It also involves three or fewer pieces of paperwork per day. All in all, it seems perfect for my particular combination of ADD, sensory defensiveness, aspergers, and faceblindness. (Severity of impact in my life occurs in that order.)

To top it off, my boss is awesome. My second day working there, she caught me 'blinking' during a bit of downtime. I've never believed in hiding my ADD etc, so I fessed up. She was completely okay with it, and has asked some questions about my conditions since then. (I chalk her acceptance up to the fact that she has to deal with a variety of disabilities on a regular basis anyway, and to the focus on independence at the home. It is an awesome place to work.)

I only see her two of the four days that I work, and they're kind of busy days, so we haven't had much chance to talk about it. Today I've been looking for things to print out for her about ADD, but I haven't found one that really applies to the situation here. Almost everything I've found is aimed at the ADDer themself, not their coworkers. Can anyone suggest a good page for me to show her?
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Old 11-30-04, 03:40 PM
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I will do some searching for you ... If I find anything, I will definitely pass it along.

((Congrats on the Job Bytheway))
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Old 11-30-04, 04:29 PM
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Hello I have a good artical by Dr Hallowell


What's It Like To Have Add?

This has made a lot of sence to me and many other to try and explain it
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That one might work. It seems a little strong on the hyperactive side of things to represent me, though.
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It might be a good way to show her both sides of the coin then if you are not hyperactive
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True. I still need one for the other side, then.
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