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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Advantage

A short TED talk on the lack of understanding for those in this country diagnosed with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, etc...
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Stephen Tonti

on 2 December 2012

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Transcript of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Advantage

My Friend Roommate 3yrs Methylphenidate Methylphenidate or "Ritalin" Attention Deficit Hyperactive
"Disorder" Stephen Tonti "The Autism Advantage" My "Tribe" "With ADHD, you're curious. I can think big without getting weighed down by the details.” ~Paul Orfalea (Kinkos) That "Spark of Insanity" My Version And the Problem of
"Other Minds" A Spark of Madness Age: 21 Height: 5'7 Weight: 150 Born: New Orleans, LA Raised: Dallas, TX Major: Drama-Directing Special Skills: 8 Airbrush Guitar Trumpet Drums Piano Bass
Camera Op Director of
Photogray Rock Climber Scuba Diver Underwater Photographer Dramaturg Actor Editor Snowboarder Soccer Star Golfer Distresser Airbrush Repair Carpenter Cook Playwright Screenwriter Filmmaker Club President Stand-up
Comedian Child Educator BMX Biker Horseback Rider Stopwatch Repairman Shakespeare Champion Stage Manager Babysitter Physicist Poet Designer Architect FDA
Approved 1st Prescription: 1955 Psychostimulant Drug ADHD Treatment Similarities
to Cocaine 1960's 1990's Side Effects Nausea Anger Appetite Loss Anxiety Depression Diaphoresis Dizziness Headache Migraine Hypersensitivity Psychosis Stunted Growth Trinity Christian Academy Spark was snubbed spark "We are all only given a little spark of madness,
you mustn't lose it."
~Robin Williams Children=10% Misdiagnosis Bipolar Disorder Autism Studies suggest that while many people with ADHD still go undiagnosed, others are wrongly diagnosed with ADHD when they are instead suffering from a range of other disorders. 2003 Study Massachusetts General
Hospital 24 out of 51 45% to 50% 80%-97% 40% of Autistic Children And Visa Verse “I have an easier time planning a
20-aircraft fleet than I do paying the light bill.”
~David Neeleman (Jet Blue) "The only problem with the world is a lot of people DON'T have ADD" ~Andy Pakula (Think!) Michael Phelps Sir Richard Branson Robin Williams "Specialisterne" Thorkil Sonne
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Annette Sonne Faith Jegede Specialists 2 4 5 "The Specialists" Lars Sonne Autistic "These individuals can be a part of our business and our plans.” ~Ernie Dianastasis
(CAI-Managing Director) Two Brothers Extraordinary “The fact that we are different does not mean that one of us is wrong. It just means that there is a different kind of right.” “In all honesty, the pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.” “Please, don’t tell me I’m normal.” Both Autistic "We are all only
given a little spark
of madness,
we mustn't let others crush it."
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