Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW
ADHD DUDE FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
About Ryan - AKA ADHD DUDE
My formal education came from Temple University for undergraduate work and Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work for my Master’s in Clinical Social Work. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, School Social Worker, ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider, and Camp Director. I’ve been a Therapist in private practice, a speaker at CHADD (International Conference on ADHD) multiple times, and I’m the creator of the “ADHD in Boys” section at ADDitude Magazine.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, I began my career as a school counselor/school social worker, but this journey really began after I adopted my son as an older child at age eight.
My son was struggling with his social skills, emotional regulation, and executive functioning and there were no programs that fit his needs. I searched just like you for some helpful and practical solutions to help him, but most of what I found was geared toward kids with autism, not ADHD.
I travelled around the country to learn about social skills, executive functioning, and cultivating positive behavior in challenging kids, and I combined that with my experience as a dad to a very challenging son, in terms of emotional regulation and behavior, to create material that’s relatable to boys and their parents, and that’s delivered in a way they learn best.
For the last 20 years, I’ve worked with kids and young adults who present with ADHD and learning differences – but I ultimately had to take the learning into my own hands because the mental health field simply doesn’t address ADHD for what it is: a learning issue.
ADHD Dude evolved out of my private therapy practice, school-year social learning programs and summer camp program when I began sharing the work I do on social media. While I knew the work I was doing was unique and there was no one doing anything similar, I had no idea that it would attract worldwide attention.
ADHD Dude is a methodology that empowers parents and kids with practical information and strategies to address ADHD-related challenges. This modern approach advances ADHD treatment away from the mental health field towards an interactive approach to learning for parents and kids. Parents describe ADHD Dude as relatable, practical, and the most helpful information they have ever found to help their child with ADHD. The ADHD Dude Membership Site provides the most cost-effective way for families to help their child with ADHD and make life at home easier… The membership site follows (and expands) on the ADHD treatment guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit the membership site to learn why over 900 families have joined within the first month since its launch.