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“Understanding ADHD: Our Long and Winding Trek to the Summit.”

My husband and son make an annual short climb up Black Butte in central Oregon. Usually, they ascend the little mountain easily — it’s just over 6,000 feet in elevation — and it’s clear skies for miles.Not long ago, however, they found themselves in white-out conditions.

They lost the trail and had no winter clothes or water, so they had to turn back just short of the peak. I had carefully packed an emergency backpack for them, but they had left it in the car.

They came back home a little beat up, quite frozen, and slightly rattled. They learned their lesson that day: Always expect the unexpected.

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My husband and son make an annual short climb up Black Butte in central Oregon. Usually, they ascend the little mountain easily — it’s just over 6,000 feet in elevation — and it’s clear skies for miles.Not long ago, however, they found themselves in white-out conditions.
ADHD and other learning differences, but it wasn’t until this moment that it really hit home for him.So I sat with him and explained it all. I told him that his brain was like a speed tunnel — that it worked faster than other brains, and thus had trouble processing things in a steady, coherent manner.

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