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Our October Awareness Campaign: 24-Hour Access to Experts, ADHD Understood and More!

News About Understood blog post by The Understood Team
Sep 25, 2015

1 in 5 Understood

October is a big month for our community. It’s ADHD Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.

Events will be held across the country to increase awareness and understanding of learning and attention issues, which affect one in five kids. And we’ll be joining great organizations—including a number of our founding partners—in raising awareness with our 1 in 5 Understood events.

We’ll be offering more access than ever to experts throughout the month. That means more ways to get answers, gather information and celebrate successes.

Experience Live 24-Hour Access to Experts

October 1, we’ll be kicking off 1 in 5 Understood with the 24-Hour Access to Experts event. For one full day, we’re bringing together Understood experts from around the country to answer your questions—live! We’ll be hosting events in English and Spanish.

You can find them on all of Understood’s social channels.

  • Tweet your questions to @UnderstoodOrg using the hashtag #AskUnderstood to get answers via Twitter.
  • Talk to the experts on the Understood Facebook page. Use the #AskUnderstood hashtag there, too!
  • Join our special video chats to get answers to questions about ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other topics.

Join the Conversation: ADHD Understood

On Monday, October 26, Understood will present a panel discussion called “ADHD Understood” at 6:30pm ET. It’s taking place at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab in New York—and we’ll be streaming it live.

As we did for our Dyslexia Understood panel, we’ve gathered top experts in the field, including Thomas E. Brown and Ellen Galinsky. They’ll talk about the latest developments in ADHD research and interventions. Plus, they’ll provide tips for parents of kids with attention issues.

Be Part of the 1 in 5 Understood

We’ll also be sharing one personal story each day. Read about the surprising and inspiring things people have discovered about learning and attention issues. Watch our Facebook page for stories from celebrities, parents, experts and kids like yours.

We hope you’ll share these stories of strength and pride—and even share your own stories with us.

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