Presentations, Keynotes, & Workshops
Across North America, Rick Green has entertained and educated people who are living with ADHD
“An immensely successful comedian, producer and writer who seemed like he should have it all together, Rick Green could not understand why he constantly had trouble listening, paying attention and finishing projects.
It finally started to make sense to Rick when he was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. Wanting to help others who are unaware that they are living with the same diagnosis, Rick created two groundbreaking documentaries: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It! as well as the award winning website TotallyADD.”
CAMH (Centre For Addiction & Mental Health)
Rick offers a range of live talks, keynotes, and workshops, to a diverse group of people.
Audiences Have Included:
- The Invictus Games
- University of Washington
- University of Waterloo
- University of Pennsylvania
- International Conference on ADHD (CHADD & ADDA)
- Cornell College
- Cracking Up The Capital Comedy Festival – Mental Health Awareness Gala
- Corporate Events
- Conference Keynotes
- Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC)
- ADHD Support Groups
- Parent Groups
Presentations can be tailored to your audience’s particular concerns or interests. Rick has spoken to conferences for Epilepsy, Tourette, Learning Disabilities, and even Parole & Bail Supervisors!
Tell us when and where the event will take place, your budget, and who the audience will be.
Pricing varies, depending on the venue, audience, and which presentation you choose.
For More Information contact Rick today.
To see a list of Rick Green’s presentations:
Earning a Degree with ADHD – Rick Green
AUDIENCE – Professors, teachers, counselors, students, and anyone working with invisible disabilities.
This is a powerful talk for students who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or learning disabilities.
Earning a Degree with ADHD – Rick Green
Comedian Rick Green takes us on a funny, moving journey through his childhood struggles, lonely adolescence, and a chaotic show-biz career that unexpectedly veers into the world of ADHD.
Dealing with a tornado of emotions after being diagnosed in his 40’s, Rick and his wife embarked on a wild, roller coaster of unexpected successes, unforeseen calamities, and a surprising crusade to change how the world sees ADHD.
Rick will talk about a holistic, strength-based approach that ‘busts the myths’ that continue to haunt what is a well-understood neurodevelopmental disorder.
Drawing upon the new paradigm for understanding ADHD as an issue with ‘executive functions’, we see the myriad ways that this disorder can sabotage the best efforts of students, adults, and educators.
Drawing from interviews with 75 of the world’s top experts, as well as thousands of conversations with people of all ages, he provides audience members with a powerful, positive perspective.
Depending on the audience, Rick will explore:
- The 18 core symptoms traditionally used to diagnose ADHD
- A dozen common traits and challenges
- The evolving understanding of ADHD – from the 1700’s to now
- The latest research on the causes, neurology, and genetics of ADHD
- The two main subtypes and gender differences
- Understanding ADHD as a difficulty with executive functions
- The overlap with other disorders (depression, anxiety, O.C.D., etc.)
- The top 5 challenges for students with ADHD:
– Organizing time and stuff
– Long-term planning
- 10 simple strategies for school, work, and around the house – practices that really work
- Careers that work for students with ADHD
- How undiagnosed and untreated ADHD sabotages careers, families, and lives
- Why ‘knowing’ is life changing – getting diagnosed is ‘good news!’
- What a proper diagnosis looks like
- The emotional challenges of a diagnosis
- Overcoming stigma and deciding whether or not to disclose your diagnosis
- 3 things to know about ADHD medication
- The difference a holistic, strength-based approach can make
At the Learning Disability Association of Ontario conference in August, 2017, the feedback from the 57 participants was unanimously positive. They rated the program as extremely valuable, easy to understand, and useful:
“Outstanding! Thank you for sharing”
“Excellent presentation with great real-world examples.”
“VERY engaging presenter and presentation. Loved his insight and delivery. Great messages – always beneficial to hear first-hand.”
The presentation can run from 55 to 90 minutes with a Q & A after.
Other formats are available based on audience need.
About Our Speakers
After graduating with a BSC. in Physics, Rick Green created public programs for the Ontario Science Centre. In 1979 he became a full-time comedian, writing and performing in 700 episodes of television and radio.
Rick is the founder of the groundbreaking website TotallyADD.com, as well as the producer of two outstanding documentaries on adult ADHD: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It!
ADD & Loving It?! became a runaway hit on PBS earning critical acclaim, a New York Festivals award for Best Medical Documentary, and kudos from educators, coaches, doctors, and adults affected by Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
Since then, Rick and his wife Ava have interviewed 75 of the world’s leading ADHD experts, and produced 16 full-length videos on every aspect of ADHD, including an epic, 5 video series, ADD Medication: Straight Answers to Big Questions.
With a gift for blending information and humor, Rick is also well known for his television series History Bites; the alternative fiction literacy series Prisoners of Gravity; the long-running comedy series The Red Green Show; and for The Frantics comedy troupe.
A frequent public speaker and advocate for adults with ADHD, Rick has been honored as one of The University of Waterloo’s Top 50 Science Graduates, he has received the prestigious Order of Ontario, and recently he was proud to be appointed to The Order of Canada.
Actor Patrick McKenna may be best known for his fifteen years of television work portraying Red Green’s nerdy techno geek nephew Harold, – but it’s his work on the award winning Documentary “ADD and Loving it” that brings Patrick the most satisfaction.
It was during the filming of the documentary that McKenna was “officially” diagnosed with ADHD (verses the endless family and friends rants, name calling and law suits that inferred it). He then agreed to try a prescribed medication and some life style changes that might help propel his relationships, career and driving record into a more positive direction.
Since that time McKenna has been using his hilarious ADD experiences and perspective to tour Universities, conferences and PBS stations throughout North America touting and promoting the benefits of ADHD testing in children and adults.
As McKenna notes, “Its never too late to find out what makes you fantastic!”