FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago and Local Groups Spread Word of National Attention Deficit Awareness Day
September 13, 2005, Chicago, IL Loyola University Chicago and area groups, Insight EAP LLC and Chicago Area AD/HD Information Network (CHAAIN), will team up to recognize National AD/HD Awareness Day on September 14, 2005 by hosting “Focus Fairs” in Chicago and Naperville. Admission to both events is free, and open to all members of the public.
The Chicago Focus Fair, co-sponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Loyola Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, 820 N. Michigan Avenue. The event will focus on adult AD/HD awareness, education, and support. Free adult AD/HD screenings will take place throughout the event, and experts will discuss what AD/HD looks like in adults, give tips on managing symptoms, and answer questions. For additional information, please visit www.chicagoareaadd.org.
The Naperville Focus Fair, with support from the National Attention Deficit Association (ADDA), will run 4-8:30 p.m., at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., in Naperville. The event will feature renowned AD/HD author, Dr. Robert Jergen (The Little Monster: Growing up with AD/HD), as keynote speaker. An expert panel discussion and information tables of specialty vendors will also be featured. For more information, please visit
National AD/HD Awareness Day is a widely celebrated, high-profile event, and serves as an important vehicle to
educate the public about this disorder. AD/HD Awareness Day was started in 2004 by ADDA, complete with passage of a U.S. Senate Resolution that recognized AD/HD as a major public health concern. For Senate Resolution 201, see www.chaain.org/proclamation.html. The day’s activities serve as an opportunity to counter the stigma, myths, and
misinformation surrounding AD/HD.
About Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work
Founded in 1914 and accredited since 1921, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work educates students to
become clinical social workers and leaders in a learning community that supports and expands knowledge and skills through excellence in scholarship and caring for others. The school’s curriculum addresses contemporary clinical, community and social issues encountered by social workers in practice, along with the new Leadership and
Development program. Its graduate degrees are distinctive for their strong focus on both clinical and leadership skills.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of
14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine,
nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees and 3 professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.