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Charter of Rights for Persons with ADHD

Although this is not an offiial Charter, this has been designed as a list of principals and rights that those with ADD/ADHD should be assured of, in general life situations, health services and education.

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Tell me and I'll forget, Show me, I may remember, Involve me and I'll understand

Charter of Rights for Persons with ADHD

1. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to live independent and full lives to the limit of their potential

2. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to an accessible, unbiased and accurate clinical diagnosis and assessment.

3. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to accessible and appropriate education.

4. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD (and their representatives) to be involved in all decisions affecting their future; the wishes of the individual must be, as far as possible, ascertained and respected.

5. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to accessible and suitable housing.

6. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to the equipment, assistance and support services necessary to live a fully productive life with dignity and independence.

7. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to an income or wage sufficient to provide adequate food, clothing, accommodation and the other necessities of life.

8. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to participate, as far as possible, in the development and management of services provided for their well-being.

9. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to appropriate counselling and care for their physical, mental and spiritual health; this includes the provision of appropriate treatment and medication administered in the best interests of the patient with all protective measures taken.

10. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to meaningful employment and vocational training without discrimination or stereotype; training and employment should have regard to the ability and choice of the individual.

11. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to accessible transport and freedom of movement.

12. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to participate in and benefit from culture, recreation, recreation and sport.

13. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD of equal access to and use of all facilities, services and activities in the community.

14. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to sexual and other relationships, including marriage, without exploitation or coercion.

15. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD (and their representatives) to legal representation and assistance and to the full protection of all legal rights.

16. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to freedom from fear or threat of unwarranted incarceration in psychiatric hospitals or any other restrictive institution.

17. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to freedom from abusive physical treatment or neglect.

18. THE RIGHT of people with ADHD to freedom from pharmacological abuse or misuse.

19. THE RIGHT of access of people with ADHD (and their representatives) to all information contained in their personal, medical, psychological, psychiatric and educational records.

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