stephen tonti

stephen tonti


ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder

Published on Apr 10, 2013

Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon’s Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman’s “A Murder of Crows.” He is currently working on creating a collective of Film Enthusiasts across Carnegie’s Campus as well as other colleges and universities around Pittsburgh. You can find out more about Stephen and his talk on his website: or follow his blog “Caffeine, Nicotine, and ADHD: a guide to maintaining sanity.”

it’s not a lack of focus (period) it’s deciding what to give your focus to..

We are Attention Different, not Attention Deficit. But because it is misunderstood and treated as a disorder, it’s treated as something that needs fixing. So the idea seems to be that we need to get rid of my ADHD. But there’s no getting rid of it. There’s just sedating it.

i had a mother/father who supported every obsession

8 min – my mother detoxing me every summer

we are all only given a little spark of madness – you mustn’t lose it.. robin williams




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