Autism vs ADHD: What's the difference?
What you'll learn
- The basic myths and facts about autism
- The basic myths and facts about ADHD
- How autism and ADHD differ
- How the ADHD mind focuses and organises information
- Strategies and resources that can help
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism often go together and can easily be confused for one another. It can be hard being a parent to know which is causing the most difficulty and what you need to use strategies for. So what is the difference between them?
My name is Loren Snow, I've taught tens of thousands of parents of autistic and ADHD children and have worked with many organisations such as Public Health England, The National Autistic Society and NHS England. I work with lots of patients in hospitals where their ADHD needs are never addressed, their behaviours confused for aggression and masked with medication. With my personal insights and my own autism and ADHD to guide me I hope to help you understand both these conditions better.
In this short course, we'll cover many similarities between the two. We'll also look at many simple strategies you can start straight away that should help.
I'll share with you a brief overview about:
The myths and facts of both
How the brain processes information differently
Strategies to help someone learn and navigate the world
The senses role in behaviour
Let's face it, they can both seem complicated; it can be confusing to pry them apart. So if you're struggling to figure it out and need a simple overview, then this is the perfect introduction course for you.
Who this course is for:
- Parents of autistic and ADHD children.
- Support workers for autistic and ADHD people.
My name is Loren Snow, and I'm an autistic public speaker and trainer.
Over the past decade I've taught tens of thousands of parents of autistic children at every stage of the diagnosis process: from understanding EHCPs and other legal documents and reports, to understanding autism, learning how to connect with their children, to engaging with SALT, OTs, and all the other professionals.
I work with NHS England teaching NHS staff be they GPs, or work in hospitals, CAHMS units, PICU units, eating disorder units, and general health and social care staff. I also work in the NHS reviewing autistic patients' care in psychiatric hospitals to get them back into the community or to prevent hospital admittance.
I've also worked with many organisations from transporting bodies to public health, employers, schools, and charities and I regularly speak at public events like conferences, on podcasts, and on the radio.
I'm also surrounded by other autistic adults just like me - so what better place to learn about autism than directly from an autistic person like myself who knows the autistic point of view, has heard the parents side, and knows how the system works.
If you want to know more about me or learn more from me please take a look at my website, or YouTube, and of course please sign up to one of my many courses below :)