History of CH.A.D.D.
History of CH.A.D.D. Canada
CH.A.D.D. Canada had its beginnings in 1991 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Joel Kanigsberg PhD. Psychologist , and Mr. Richard Harman M.S.W.C.S.W., ran ADHD parent support groups over eight week sessions. They found at the end of this period, the parents felt they needed more support. Coincidentally, CH.A.D.D. was holding its second annual CH.A.D.D. conference in September 1990, in Washington D.C. Dr. Kanisgberg and Mrs. Cristina Thomson, a parent, attended the conference and came back to Ottawa eager to start a similar organization in Canada.