There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to share your child’s ADHD diagnosis with others. Parents should weigh the pros and cons of disclosing their child’s diagnosis to a particular person, agency or organization. The decision to share your child’s diagnosis should be based on how it will be beneficial to your child and your family.
Sharing Your Diagnosis
Sharing your ADHD diagnosis.
In this brief article from ADDitude magazine, Dr. Edward Hallowell discusses how parents can speak with other family members about their child’s ADHD diagnosis.
This brief article on the CADDAC website describes the process that parents and students can expect when disclosing their ADHD diagnosis to the school. It also discusses some of the risks and benefits of disclosing.
Note: Terms used to describe the process may be different from province to province.
To Tell or Not to Tell?
Ari Tuckman Podcast Episode #111
In this short podcast, Dr. Ari Tuckman discusses things that people should consider before they disclose their ADHD diagnosis to others.
In this short video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper and psychologist Dr. Ari Tuckman discuss the difference between telling someone that you have ADHD and describing your symptoms.
This video is geared towards adults, but parents may also want to consider how this approach may apply to their children.