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Finding the Right Work for You: An ADHD Guide

Finding the Right Work for You: An ADHD Guide

According to Sarah-Jayne Bass, there are a number of barriers to employment faced by people with ADHD including communication barriers and impaired social interactions. While there are numerous individuals with ADHD who have found ways to be successful on the job, there are also many individuals with ADHD who are unemployed, underemployed, or who are what I call “unhappily serially-employed.” I place myself in the latter category.

Here we will address the ranks of the unhappily employed, underemployed, and “serially-employed” ADHD worker and provide a few ideas regarding “success” in the workplace.

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About Andrew Foell, Author of Living with Adult ADHD Blog

About Andrew Foell, Author of Living with Adult ADHD Blog

Hi! I’m Andrew Foell, barely 40 and diagnosed with adult ADHD in my early thirties. I prefer to be called Drew. Somewhat characteristic of many people with adult ADHD, I refer to myself as a “jack of all trades and master of some.” That segues into some of my credentials: I earned a Master of Arts in Instruction in the late nineties and have taught secondary English and developmental English—a supplementary class for students with ADHD and other diagnoses. Currently, I work as a literacy tutor, again serving similar populations. I am a member of our district-wide PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) implementation team, and I believe strongly in early intervention. Research and writing are personal passions as are mental health and mental health advocacy.

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