NORWALK – In an effort to draw greater attention to an affliction that affects many families and children, State. Rep. Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., of Norwalk today kicked off Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder awareness week at the Norwalk Public Library. Cafero presented an official proclamation from the governor’s office to commemorate the event. In celebration of awareness week, the Norwalk public schools will also host a workshop on Sept. 16 presented by Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center titled, “Strategies for Success: For School and Beyond.’’ The workshop will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at West Rocks Middle School located at 81 West Rocks Road.
“ADHD afflicts so many families and is a something that too often goes undetected or misdiagnosed. Today we are calling attention to this issue in the hopes that greater awareness will bring greater understanding and perhaps new and creative protocols that will help those affected by ADHD,’’ Cafero said.
People with ADHD, which affects an estimated three to five percent of children, often have trouble focusing and paying attention. Many people carry the disorder well into adulthood. Treatments include medication and behavior modification.
Cafero said that materials about ADHD will be made available at the library beginning this week.