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CHADD of Nassau County -Providing support, education and resources in your community since September 1989.

Please join us in September at our next meeting.  For more information, click on the Meetings & Events page.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

We meet on the following Monday evenings. 
Doors open at 7:00 / Support groups 7:30 / Presentation 8:15 -9:15

September 23, 2019
October 28, 2019
November 25, 2019
January 27, 2019
February 24, 2019
March 23, 2019
April 27, 2019
May 18, 2019
June 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 CHADD of Nassau County Executive Board! See below for details.

Coordinators - Shirelle Pearson, Denise Going  Secretary - Christine Percoco
General Board Members - Jo Futerman, Darlene Pergola, Irene Caniano


Please mark your calendar for the upcoming general meetings (below)!

Each meeting is structured to offer support groups (one for parents, one for adults with ADHD) from 7:00-8:00 PM, immediately followed by an educational workshop (see "Meeting & Events" for topics and speakers).

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CHADD offers these additional avenues of support that may be helpful to you.

CHADD's Online Resource Directory:  The following is a link to a list of Professionals who have requested to be included in our Professional Resource Directory, and have expressed an interest in assisting families and adults with ADHD.

* CHADD's Online Community:  The message boards provide a virtual online community for persons with AD/HD, parents/guardians. Our message boards are available to thousands of members from around the United States and are available 24 hours a day.  The online community is a secure place to share with others and you can post messages anonymously if you wish.

*The  National Resource Center on ADHD

CHADD Membership:  Call 800-233-4050 or visit the CHADD website to learn more about CHADD's programs and member benefits available to you all year long.

View our entire meeting schedule with dates, times and locations and a list of other events happening in the area.

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Additional programs available to you and a list of ways to support our chapter!
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About Us:  CHADD of Nassau County, PO Box 30143, Elmont, NY 11003 

(516) 242-3263 Shirelle Pearson, Co-coordinator

CHADD of Nassau County holds a meeting once a month to help our community better understand and cope with the wide scope of problems dealing with ADHD.

The first hour is dedicated to support groups. Attendees meet with one of our professionals and are split into TWO distinct groups: one for parents and one for adults with ADHD. This setup gives all participants a chance to learn and share with others having similar problems. The professionals provide advice and coping skills.  These groups provide a forum for sharing common difficulties, identifying community resources, and generating ideas for maintaining a productive life while coping with ADHD-related challenges.

The second half of the meeting is dedicated to education. Professionals facilitate seminars on various topics ranging from ADHD basics, recognizing symptoms, and understanding methods to help live productively, and coping with family and social relationships.  These educational workshops address both parenting and adult ADHD issues.

All CHADD of Nassau County meetings are held at:

The East Meadow Jewish Center
1400 Prospect Ave.
East Meadow, NY 11554


From Southern State Parkway

Take the MEADOWBROOK PKWY exit - EXIT 22N. Go one exit NORTH to HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE (RT 24) -- EXIT M5E. At the traffic light, turn RIGHT onto MERRICK AVENUE. Go approximately 1 mile. At the fork in the road, bear left onto BELLMORE AVENUE. Turn LEFT onto PROSPECT AVE. 0.2 miles. End at 1400 Prospect Ave. on your right. Parking and meeting entrance is in the rear of the building.

From Northern State and Long Island Expressway: Take MEADOWBROOK PKWY SOUTH to HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE (RT 24) -- EXIT M5E.....FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ABOVE.

Meeting Times:
    Support Meeting: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Educational Forum: 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM (with time allocated afterward for questions)


*We are always looking for new people to volunteer some time to help us run the chapter and work on one of the committees. Join us at one of our meetings to get to know us. Any amount of help would be appreciated. We need help to be able to help you.


Cindy Goldrich, EdM, ACAC

Jo Futerman, ACC, ACG

Alyson H. Sheehan, PhD


Steven M. Aletkin, PhD, PhD, MS

Alissa Barosin, PhD

David G. Curtis, PhD

Justin DiScalfani, PhD, BCBA-D

Alan V. Dustman, PhD

Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-SP/A

Nancy Koff, MS, LMFT

Marc W. Reitman, MD

Sharron Rossi, LMSW

Shahal Rozenblatt, PhD

James B. Snyder, MD

Cathi Zillmann, NPP, CPNP

CHADD does not endorse or represent products, services, publication, medications or treatments. Meetings are free and open to the public, although membership with CHADD is strongly encouraged since your local group will receive a portion of your dues to continue supporting your community.

Volunteer Opportunities:


We are proud to be one of the longest standing affiliates in New York. Our local Nassau County chapter was founded in 1989 in order to support and educate the families in our community who were experiencing frustration and a sense of isolation when dealing with issues concerning AD/HD. At that time there were few places one could go for support or information. Many clinicians and educators knew little about AD/HD and our children were often incorrectly labeled as  "behavior problems," "unmotivated," or "not intelligent enough." 

Much has changed in these last 21 years, as CHADD has grown and advocated on your behalf. We are a grass-roots volunteer organization charged with effecting change in our community through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support. Today, AD/HD is recognized as a legitimate neurobiological syndrome.  Children with AD/HD are eligible for special education services or classroom modifications when needed and adults with AD/HD may be eligible for accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Internet has opened up unparalleled opportunities to accumulate information on AD/HD and related conditions. However, nothing compares to the face-to-face, member-to-member experience that our support groups can offer.  

Our Executive and Clinical Boards are composed of a small group of dedicated volunteers from around Nassau County who play an integral part in the chapter's success by providing support, education and encouragement to parents, educators and professionals. We all have busy lives affected in some way by AD/HD, however, we have managed to maintain the passion and commitment of our founders. When we joined CHADD we became part of something bigger than ourselves. We offer you all this, and in return we ask you to join with us and become involved to continue this effort. We are always in need of volunteers and we need your participation. Effecting change in our community begins and ends with collaborative leadership. Without your help, change for AD/HD children, parents and adults in our community will not happen. With your involvement we can continue to change the way AD/HD children and adults are treated in our schools, workplaces and throughout our state. 

There are many volunteer opportunities available. Just contact us and express your interest. You can play an important part in helping us continue to accomplish our mission. Become a part of our social movement – Join with us today!

CHADD of Nassau County Executive Board

This information was last updated on: 08/27/2019

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