DepEd Memorandum No. 109, s. 2015
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 472 dated September 18, 2003 entitled Declaring the Third Week of October Every Year as National Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD) Awareness Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Special Education (SPED) Division-Bureau of Elementary Education, will celebrate the National Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD) Awareness Week with the theme AD/HD: A Major Hidden Disability (Alamin, Tanggapin at Mahalin) from October 18 to 24, 2015.
The weeklong celebration aims to raise awareness and understanding among the participants on AD/HD as a common serious neuro-biological disorder.
Public and private schools implementing programs for children with AD/HD, and SPED centers are enjoined to participate in the activities detailed in Enclosure No. 1, and are encouraged to spearhead the following activities in their respective jurisdiction:
- Hanging of streamers
- Conduct of Art Exhibit and Showcasing of Talents of Children with AD/HD;
- Conduct of Scientific / Technical Congress on AD/HD with the following suggested topics:
i. Understanding the New AD/HD Classification DSM V and Its Implicaitons;
ii. Understanding the Diagnostic Process;
iii. Understanding the Role of Occupational and Speech Therapists and Behaviorists;
iv. The Role of Medication from Stimulants to Depressants;
v. Understanding the Role of Parents in Raising a Child with AD/HD;
vi. Understanding the Role of Teachers (Building Self-esteem or Breaking the Will);
vii. Understanding the Role of Siblings and Peers;
viii. Success Stories of Children with AD/HD;
- Conduct of Seminar on Drug Abuse Prevention; and
- Conduct of Seminars on AD/HD for professionals and general public.
All activities conducted for the celebration shall be in accordance with the DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2005 entitled Instituting Measures to Increase Engaged Time-on-Task and Ensuring Compliance Therewith.
All regional officials concerned shall submit a report on the activities conducted within 30 days after observance through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, all concerned may contact the Special Education (SPED) Division-Bureau of Elementary Education, Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no.: (02) 631-9993.