Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 9, 2005
For parents like Terri Quilicci of Leesburg, Virginia, an ADHD diagnosis traditionally portends a childhood filled with struggle and failure.
ÂSince our sonÂs teacher uttered those four letters, all weÂve heard is negativity and pessimism,Â Quilicci says.
Two years of Ritalin and $12,000 of therapy later, the fatalistic view had shattered the confidence and joy of ten-year-old Alex. Then Quilicci discovered a completely different approach.
Celebrate!ADHDÂ®, the nationÂs preeminent organization equipping children with ADHD for success, is the only organization that teaches parents how to foster their childÂs natural wiring -- instead of trying to change their child through pressure or medication.
Celebrate!ADHD Executive Director and Founder Kirk Martin asserts, ÂThe key to our success is cultivating each childÂs natural gifts, talents and passions. Society desperately needs the energy, creativity, passion and persistence that only children with ADHD possess.Â
Terri Quilicci enrolled Alex in the organizationÂs ground-breaking TrailblazersÂ Creativity Camp and relies on Martin as a Life Skills Coach. ÂAlex is like a new child now,Â Quilicci says. ÂHe feels good about himself, heÂs developing healthy relationships and he no longer needs medication.Â
Children with ADHD donÂt need to be changed -- Celebrate!ADHD has witnessed an 85% reduction in Ritalin use through its positive, proactive approach.
ÂA parentÂs attitude is the most potent prescription,Â Martin contends.
The organizationÂs research proves that individuals with ADHD possess many superior traits necessary for extraordinary success as entrepreneurs and performing artists. History validates this assertion. Edison, Monet, Disney, Michaelangelo and Spielberg -- not to mention leading performers such as Bono and Johnny Depp and iPod inventor Steve Jobs -- have shared the qualities of ADHD.
Celebrate!ADHD is equipping children for success by pioneering a number of firsts: In order to acknowledge the significant contributions people with ADHD make to society, Celebrate!ADHD has declared September 20th, 2005 the first annual "National Celebrate ADHD Day."
On the same day, Martin will mark a first by simultaneously releasing a non-fiction title for parents, ÂCelebrate!ADHD,Â and a novel, ÂGifted,Â about a seventeen-year-old boy with ADHD. In 2006, Celebrate!ADHD will unveil the nationÂs first ÂSchool of Creativity and EntrepreneurshipÂ -- the only true educational option that capitalizes on the strengths of children with ADHD.
Find more information on the web at http://www.celebrateADHD.com.
About Celebrate!ADHD/ Kirk Martin
Celebrate!ADHD is the nationÂs preeminent organization equipping children with ADHD for success by developing their natural gifts, talents and passions. Their innovative Camps, Workshops and Schools are training the next generation of trailblazing entrepreneurs and creative performers.
Executive Director and Founder Kirk Martin is an accomplished speaker, author and entrepreneur who serves on the Board of a Charter School for at-risk children in Washington, D.C. He has been called ÂThe ADHD Guru.Â An experienced interviewee, Martin has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Martin is particularly adept at interacting with audiences and encourages Q&A sessions with parents starving for a positive way to help their children.
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