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  • DayTimers

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    The ultimate 'surrogate frontal lobe', DayTimers are invaluable in compensating for symptoms of ADHD (e.g. planning, organization, initiating tasks, memory) and OCD (e.g. obsessive worrying). Learn some "T(r)IC(k)S of the trade" in how to best utilize your new best friend!

  • Assistive Technology Chart

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A comprehensive listing of 'detours' available for individuals with different types of processing problems, compliments of Todd Cunningham.

  • Assistive Software Links

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Manufacturer websites for more information on, or to order, preferred software for getting around different types of processing problems.

  • Top 10 Worst Careers for a TS'er

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  • Information on Self-Advocacy: An Illustration

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  • 30 Common Positive Aspects of TS+

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"I have shared with the students....the 30 Common Positive Aspects of Disinhibition Disorder. I have been inspiring and encouraging the students to not adopt the labels they have been given in the school system but to learn to understand their uniqueness and find the gift within it."

--a primary school teacher in the Greater Toronto Area

  • Beat the Bully! Lines for dealing with reactions and teasing.

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  • Ways to Con Your Teacher!

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  • Techniques for Dealing with the Overstimulated or Overaroused Individual.

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  • Dealing With Distraction: Tips for the ADHD student

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  • Math and ADHD: Tips for doing homework

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  • Resume and CV Suggestions: Tips for job-hunting

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  • Bill of Rights for the Disinhibited Child

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Taken from Ruth Harris.

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