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The move from high school to university means students transition from a highly structured environment to a relatively unstructured one.

Whilst this can be liberating at first, the novelty quickly wears off as work builds up and students often become overwhelmed and can feel tempted to withdraw.  There is much that can be done to make university ADHD-friendly and keep students studying successfully. In this AADPA webinar, Dr Michele Toner presents:

  • Alternative paths to university (up to 70% of the university entrants qualify via a pathway other than an ATAR score),
  • The support available for students with ADHD,
  • The important role of clinicians and ADHD specialists in helping students access the support they require,
  • Various strategies to address the most common challenges she sees in her student-clients

As a specialist ADHD coach and education consultant, Dr Toner’s combination of research and practical experience give her great insight into effective interventions for students with ADHD and co-existing conditions.

Michele holds credentials with the International Coach Federation (PCC), and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PCAC), trains coaches as a faculty member of the ADD Coach Academy in New York and is a registered mentor coach.

Her Masters and PhD projects were both awarded research prizes by UWA, and she remains involved in several ongoing ADHD research projects across Australia. In 2017 she co-wrote the book “ADHD Go to Guide: Facts & Strategies for Parents & Teachers” with Desiree Silva which is currently being translated for the Japanese market.

Michele currently serves as Board Chair and member of the Professional Advisory Body for ADHD WA. She also served on the AADPA board of directors from 2017 – 2019.

Our mission at AADPA is to promote evidence-based research, diagnosis, treatment & management of ADHD for the benefit of Australians with ADHD & their families.


We are committed to working towards enhanced lifetime outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families.

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Gain resources, support and guidance from Australia’s leading professional ADHD community.

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Our members come from a range of fields including academia, clinical practice, coaching, education and allied healthcare.