Last week the Seattle Times ran a front-page story on Vincenzo Di Salvo, a Tacoma School District student who received Edge coaching in middle school and triumphantly graduated high school. Next fall he will become the first in his family to attend college. Vincenzo credits Pam Frazier, his Edge coach, as the single biggest reason he was able to turn his life around and graduate. His is an inspiring story of the power of resilience, coaching and caring to overcome even the most difficult challenges.
Scientists are discovering the physiologic connections between adversity, stress and academic performance. Children living in poverty are particularly at risk. They often endure toxic stress from adverse experiences, such as exposure to violence, abuse, neglect, loss of a loved one … Read More
Editor’s note: Last month we talked about how anxiety occurs more frequently in ADHD community than in the mainstream population. This month we’ll look a little deeper into 4 types of anxiety most commonly occurring for people with ADHD. The … Read More
Common forms of anxiety are much more common in people who have ADHD than the general population. Half (52%) of adults with ADHD will experience general anxiety disorder during their lifetimes. There are a few easy, everyday things you can do that will help control anxiety without taking another pill. And you can start right now!
Guest post by Edge Foundation Executive Director, Sarah Wright from her September ACO President’s letter I recently attended the Institute of Coaching conference co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. I want to share the exciting perspective of Carol … Read More
If you or your child has ADHD and is starting to think about finding a college to attend, you’ve probably been Googling “ADHD friendly colleges” and “ADHD college programs” hoping to find the perfect program for your needs. Here are five factors you can use to help you evaluate if the potential schools you find will be a good fit for ADHD.
By Robert Tudisco, Edge Foundation Executive Director I wish I knew back in college what I know now about living with ADHD. I had to learn ways to cope the hard way because I wasn’t diagnosed until many years after … Read More
Dear Edge Coach, I’ve decided that an ADHD coach sounds right for me. What do I look for when selecting a coach? Signed, Ready to work Dear Ready, Coaching is a contract in which you and your coach define your … Read More
Editor’s Note: Edge Foundation’s Founding board member, Dr. Patricia Quinn, has a new book out, Ready for Take-Off. We are pleased to peek inside the book and share some of its nuggets with you. Edge: There are a lot of … Read More
Editor’s note: This college readiness checklist included in yesterday’s interview with Dr. Patricia Quinn deserves to be repeated and stand on it’s own. “To ensure success, students need to make sure that they have achieved independence in daily living, study and self-advocacy skills,” … Read More