Head Derp at ADHD Kids Rock
"Having ADHD doesn’t have to suck. I built this site to teach you how to advocate for yourself at school, at home and everywhere. I'm so excited that you stopped by to connect !"
Meet Jeff Rasmussen
City: Langley, BC
Diagnosed with ADHD in Grade 7
Biggest Dream: I want to change the world for younger kids like me who are punished daily for having ADHD.
Fave Class: Mechanics "I've got the plans in my head for a motorized scooter with a gas-powered engine that I'm actually capable of building."
ADHD Superpower: "If I'm determined to do something, literally nothing can stop me. Nothing. Not bribes, not bullets... nothing."
Fave Food: Hashbrowns (the kind you buy frozen, in a bag)
Career Goals: Successful Entrepreneur, maybe in websites
Life-Changing Event: Winning the WDS Scholarship for Real Life
School Achievement: Completing Math & Socials 10 in just 8 weeks this summer. "School's like 99% fluff. Summer school is that, minus the fluff."
Biggest Struggle: Even though I take medication I still have trouble staying on task, doing boring homework, remembering not to swear when I am angry or staying still through assemblies. (That's where some of my strategies come in.)
An Average Kid with ADHD
My ADHD has been really bad and given me every bad experience you can imagine for a kid. Before medication teachers took away my recess, my gym classes, they put me in the hall, I have been suspended from school, and I never did my work because even though my tests say I’m “gifted” I couldn’t do it. When I first learned I had ADHD I was so happy that I wasn’t bad or broken, it had a name and an explanation for what was going on.
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