Evelyn Polk Green

Evelyn Polk Green


Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Chicago, IL USA

Grab a hold of what you can make a difference with and what you can change, and the rest you can just let go.


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Evelyn Polk Green


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Throughout elementary school and high school, she was an honor roll student.
She received a full-ride scholarship to Duke University, but when she got there, she started struggling.
She couldn’t figure out why she couldn’t focus and she didn’t know where to turn for help; ended up dropping out of college.
Looking back, she recognizes her struggles were a result of her ADHD, but at the time, she only knew that she didn’t function the way other students functioned.
Years later, her sons were diagnosed with ADHD, and she realized that she had it, too.
Says that their diagnoses were a relief, more than anything; now that she’d identified the problem, she could figure out where to turn for help.
She went back to school and completed not only her undergraduate education, but also two master’s degrees.
Says her happiness and confidence comes from understanding that ADHD has as much to do with her successes as it does with her struggles.
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Lead a group of committed volunteers in supporting adults with ADHD across the world!

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I provide resources and support for families and professionals living / working with young children with special needs.

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The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I feel like I am a crazy person. "

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Single Parent

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Being You

Being You

Making learning differences your strength