When I first became aware that my son might have ADHD, I realized I needed help. I needed to to put together a support team—not just for him, but for myself and for my family’s sanity. I will forever be indebted to the learning specialist at his school who gave me pep talks and told me who to call and where to go. Together with her, my husband and I met with his home room teachers and the school counselor. We talked to the psychologist who tested and evaluated him and we met with his pediatrician. We also met with a naturopath.
I spoke to a lot of people in different fields shopping around for the right combination of solutions and the right fit for my son and our family. In the end, we are happy to see him thrive, but it has not been as easy journey.
If only I could have had a local directory of everyone in the greater New Orleans area who truly understands and supports families with ADHD! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Over the years I have been putting that list together, including learning specialists, therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others. If you are looking for a reference or if you’d like to be included in this directory, reach out and contact me! Let’s help our community. ADHD is a blessing but it can be tough at times. Let’s make this process easier for everyone.