Heidi Bernhardt

President and Executive Director at CADDRA

Location:
3950 14th Avenue, Suite 604, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Company:
CADDRA
HQ Phone:
(416) 637-8584
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Last Updated 10/23/2017

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Heidi Bernhardt, RN
Heidi also served as the Executive Director of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national not-for-profit organization of the leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD in Canada for 6 years. Over the past 24 years, Heidi Bernhardt has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, educators, health care professionals, industry leaders, and government officials through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.

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Heidi Bernhardt, RN
Heidi Bernhardt, RN, is a psychiatric nurse by training, mother of three young men with ADHD, and the founder, President, and Executive Director of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD. Heidi also served as the Executive Director of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national not-for-profit organization of the leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD in Canada for 6 years. Over the past 23 years, Bernhardt has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, educators, health care professionals, industry leaders, and government officials through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.

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Lack of Recognition of a Common Childhood Disorder in Canadian Schools Results in Inequity for some Students :: Longwoods.com

"There is little consistency across the country, within provinces or even within school boards, as to which students with ADHD receive the help they need, says Heidi Bernhardt, the Executive Director and President of CADDAC, "There are however common themes that continually come up when we receive calls and e-mails from parents; they are told that, ADHD does not qualify their child for identification as an exceptional learner unless the child also has an additional disorder that is on the list or that their child is not "impaired enough" for identification or even an IEP but what this benchmark might be is not defined.
However, parents are still very reluctant to speak out about these issues, especially to the media" says Bernhardt, "People still misunderstand children with ADHD and can be very judgemental. For further information: To speak with Heidi Bernhardt, Dr. Tannock or parents willing to be interviewed about the lack of equity their children with ADHD face in Canadian School systems contact: Russ LeBlanc, russleblanc@rogers.com, 905.430.2933; Heidi Bernhard, President and Executive Director CADDAC, heidi.bernhardt@caddac.ca, Phone: 905-471-3524

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