ADHD Helps Kids Be Successful

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Millions of frustrated parents finally have an alternative. Families with an ADHD child have endured dire predictions, pessimistic attitudes and medication intended to change their child�s nature. But Celebrate!ADHD® has pioneered a positive approach that dramatically improves self-confidence, relationships and school performance�by working with a child�s nature, not against it.

For parents like Terri Quilicci of Leesburg, Virginia, an ADHD diagnosis traditionally portends a childhood filled with struggle and failure.

“Since our son’s teacher uttered those four letters, all we’ve heard is negativity and pessimism,” 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!ADHD®, the nation’s preeminent organization equipping children with ADHD for success, is the only organization that teaches parents how to foster their child’s natural wiring -- instead of trying to change their child through pressure or medication.

Celebrate!ADHD Executive Director and Founder Kirk Martin asserts, “The key to our success is cultivating each child’s natural gifts, talents and passions. Society desperately needs the energy, creativity, passion and persistence that only children with ADHD possess.”

Terri Quilicci enrolled Alex in the organization’s ground-breaking Trailblazers™ Creativity Camp and relies on Martin as a Life Skills Coach. “Alex is like a new child now,” Quilicci says. “He feels good about himself, he’s developing healthy relationships and he no longer needs medication.”

Children with ADHD don’t need to be changed -- Celebrate!ADHD has witnessed an 85% reduction in Ritalin use through its positive, proactive approach.

“A parent’s attitude is the most potent prescription,” Martin contends.

The organization’s 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, “Celebrate!ADHD,” and a novel, “Gifted,” about a seventeen-year-old boy with ADHD. In 2006, Celebrate!ADHD will unveil the nation’s first “School of Creativity and Entrepreneurship” -- the only true educational option that capitalizes on the strengths of children with ADHD.

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About Celebrate!ADHD/ Kirk Martin

Celebrate!ADHD is the nation’s 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 “The ADHD Guru.” 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.


Anna Caldwell



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