When you think about the executive function challenges to get an ADHD diagnosis at the age of 28, imagine doing it as a Deaf woman without the assistance of an American Sign Language interpreter. That’s a common occurrence for a Deaf person when communicating with healthcare professionals.
Today’s guest Rach Burton struggled to access information about ADHD in the months after her diagnosis. So she jumped into researching the condition on her own and then started sharing what she learned on social media. Today, Rach is a mental health advocate focused on improving access to resources and encouraging medical professionals to become more aware of the needs of the Deaf ADHD community. As a mom of two, she hopes to continue fostering greater understanding and acceptance for future generations through meaningful conversations.
Refocused, Together is a collection of 31 stories told throughout the 31 days of October, a part of our commitment to ADHD Awareness Month. Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss a single story this month!