Jessica McCabe: How To Be Unsuccessful in College

October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Englert Theater

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The University Lecture Committee has teamed up with UI Students for Disability Advocacy & Awareness to bring How to ADHD YouTuber Jessica McCabe to The Englert Theatre on October 8th!

Jessica’s ADHD-focused YouTube channel has taken off in recent years, with over 300,000 subscribers and hundreds of videos discussing the ADHD experience. Her 2017 TED Talk “Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story” has nearly 1.2 million views, and she has given talks about ADHD across the world — including as the keynote speaker for the 2018 International Conference on ADHD.

The CDC estimates that approximately 11% of Americans, both adults and children, will receive a diagnosis of ADHD in their lifetime. These 1 out of 10 are our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers, our children, our spouses, our clients, our patients, our students — and yet few people truly know what it means to experience life as an ADHDer. Jessica’s talk will clue audience members into the real realities of a life lived with a neurodiverse brain — the struggles, the triumphs, the tears, and the laughs!

All ULC events are free and open to the public, first come, first seated. This event is not ticketed. For more event information, visit

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who will need an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact UISDAA at (319) 621-8973 or at You can also contact the Englert Theatre directly at (319) 688-2653 or via their online contact form at ASL interpreters will be provided for this event