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Celebrity Designer Ty Pennington to Host 10th Annual 'ADHD Experts on Call' Program
Date:9/12/2008

ADHD Experts to Answer Questions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity

Disorder (ADHD)

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th annual 'ADHD Experts on Call' program will take place on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, from 8 a.m. to midnight EDT to provide families and caregivers of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as adults with ADHD, with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about ADHD from experts in the field. Celebrity designer Ty Pennington, who was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager, is partnering with Shire, the ADHD Support Company, to host the event and talk about his experience living with the disorder.

During the program, which takes place amidst ADHD Awareness Week, experts will answer questions via the toll-free telephone hotline, 1-888-ASK-ADHD, and through live online chats at http://www.ADHDExpertsOnCall.com. The confidential one-on-one hotline and online chats will provide access to English and Spanish-speaking experts, including physicians, nurses, educators and patient advocates who can help educate the public about ADHD.

"I am psyched to host this year's 'ADHD Experts on Call' event," said Ty Pennington, host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition(TM). "As an adult with ADHD, I know how important it is to be able to focus and get work done each day. After I was diagnosed and started treatment for my ADHD symptoms, I was able to hold steady jobs in the construction and graphic design businesses, which ultimately led to me hosting ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Over the last nine years, the 'ADHD Experts on Call' program has fielded tens of thousands of inquiries, helping people affected by ADHD better understand the disorder. This program also serves as a resource for those affected by ADHD, providing access to an expert to discuss tips and strategies for managing
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