October is ADHD Awareness Month. Some of us in the field worked hard years ago to make this happen. The Cliffs Notes version is that in 2004, Dr. Michele Novotini spearheaded this project along with David Giwerc and Evelyn Green, who were able to get Congress to pass US Resolution 390. Back then, it was a one-day event, but through their efforts, it was soon revised to be a monthly event, held each October.

To celebrate how far we’ve come in the field of ADHD, I’m dedicating this post to share with you just some of the many events going on this month. Plus loads of resources. Just for you! Never stop learning and getting support!


Tara McGillicuddy of ADDclasses continues her annual tradition of offering up the exciting ADHD Expo. Top experts in the world are presenting on all kinds of ADD related topics.

I will be presenting on Why is My ADHD Getting Worse? Tips and Insights for Women with ADHD.” The event runs from October 2-8 and you’ll be able to hear my session on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11am EST. I’ll be there to answer your questions, too! Registration is FREE! So sign up now at http://adhd.events/expotm

Announcing the “soft launch” of my new service: ADD SOS



This one – of – a kind service allows you to contact me online, live, when you are in need of immediate support for your ADHD related challenges.

  • Can’t get started on paying your bills and need some guidance?
  • Have company coming in 2 hours and your house needs de-cluttering?
  • Need to buy holiday gifts but feel like you’ve been hit by a stun gun? 

I will help you figure out how to dig out of the “ADD Hole” with pragmatic, supportive suggestions, guidance and tips. Let’s get through this together!

Go to www.ADDsos.com and check the health cross icon to see when I’m online and available to you.

As part of ADHD Awareness Month, ADDA has created TADD Talks, where they will be talking about ADD every day the entire month of October! ADDA has called on some of the most recognized experts in adults ADHD to speak on adult ADHD to share their expertise with you.

I will be presenting on Women with ADHD on October 24.   

More information on the ADDA site HERE

If you’re in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area, join me Wednesday October 5th for the Ann Arbor local ADHD Awareness Month event at the downtown library. Sari Solden and Dr. Michele Frank will be joined by other local ADHD experts including Regina Carey, Dr. Geraldine Markel, Doug Harris, Susan Hunsberger and me!  It’s free and we promise to make it fun, easy, and enjoyable! We hope to see you there! More information HERE .


To celebrate ADHD Awareness Month, I am offering 20% off the already affordable membership fee! There’s no reason not to join at these low, low prices.  Join me online and get your “stuff” and life in order. De-clutter with me! Sign up at www.QueensOfDistraction.com

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Terry in the News

I was interviewed recently by a few magazines:


US World and News Report interviewed me for their article, Understanding ADHD in Women.

Read it HERE


ADDitude Magazine and Broadly: ‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

Read it HERE


In ParentMap Magazine: When Parents Have ADHD

Read it HERE


Where’s Terry? MORE Resources For You!


A Facebook group for Moms with ADHD! Check it out at


And did you know I have a very active Facebook group for Women with ADHD? Join me there at


Plus you’ll find articles and other resources at my ADD Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ADDconsults


Looking for books on women with ADHD? Check them out at Amazon HERE