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ADHD Entrepreneur to Speak at Area CHADD Meeting

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is powerful enough to impact education, careers and personal relationships.

Those with the disorder often struggle with being easily distracted, hyperactive and impulsive. Fortunately, this doesn’t necessarily inhibit a successful life.

Just ask Michael Laskoff, who overcame ADHD to graduate Harvard Business School, author a book and start AbilTo, a company offering evidence-based therapy via videoconference to people battling prevalent, treatable behavioral disorders – such as ADHD, panic disorder, and postpartum depression.

Laskoff will be sharing his experiences with Northeast Philadelphia ADHD/ADD support group CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, at 7:00PM, May 5 in Conference Room Four of Aria Health System. This is located at RedLion and Knights Road in Philadelphia, at the former Frankford/Torresdale Hospital.

"CHADD is one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to helping people struggling with ADD/ADHD, directly or indirectly, to confront and overcome the condition,” Laskoff said. “I'm thrilled to be able to share my story – struggles and successes – in the hopes of encouraging adults to confront the possibility of ADHD and seek treatment sooner."  

Laskoff authored “Landing on the Right Side of Your Ass,” a book focused on managing job transitions and has maintained regular blogs on Huffington Post, an online column for BusinessWeek and regular appearances on National Public Radio.

Prior to becoming CEO of AbilTo, he co-founded The Branded Asset Management Group, helping large marketers utilize their profit potential in existing brands. He also worked in senior marketing and strategy for Bertlesmann, McKinsey & Co., CompUSA and several early commerce businesses.

For more information on Laskoff and AbilTo, visit

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported in 2008 that more than 5 million children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.

Just over 4 percent of adults ages 18 to 44 are affected by the disorder within any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
CHADD provides support and educational resources for these people with publications, meetings and events nationwide.

To learn more about the Northeast Philadelphia branch, visit