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April 28, 2008

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Sharon

I was really turned off by their marketing, too. It makes me distrust the presenters, and makes me doubt the quality of the content. I'm sorry to write this, because I am a huge proponent of a strength-based approach to ADHD, and that society needs to accept greater diversity of people rather than trying to make people fit into society's narrow box.

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