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

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 CHADD of Nassau County Executive Board! See below for details.


Co-Coordinators - Jo Futerman & Christine Percoco
Treasurer - Shirelle Pearson
Secretary - Cindy Goldrich








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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 7:30-8:30 PM, immediately followed by an educational workshop (see "Meeting & Events" for topics and speakers).


Upcoming 2015 Meeting Dates:

January 26

February 23

March 23

April 27

May 18


Click on the "Meetings & Events" tab to see full workshop descriptions.

Please bookmark our Web site and set up a reminder on your calendar to check back with us regularly for our upcoming list of meeting topics and speakers. 



PARENT-TO-PARENT Family Training Classes on AD/HD have come to Nassau County! Have you been searching for a reliable source of information about AD/HD and how to manage the issues realted to this disorder? The ability of parents to help their children navigate the hardships associated with AD/HD is STRONGLY linked to the parents understanding of AD/HD. Parent-to-Parent Family Training on AD/HD allows family members to become experts in the management of your child's AD/HD. This is a multi-session, interactive and educational program for parents of children and adolescents with AD/HD. 

Click on the "MORE" tab above for further information.




Check out our listing of the many local
Community Events by clicking on the "MORE" tab above.




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

* 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 is 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 AD/HD - www.help4adhd.org

* Call 800-233-4050 or visit www.chadd.org 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.



**If you are not a CHADD member, or are new to CHADD, 
please register your contact information with CHADD so that we can contact you about local activities.  Your privacy is protected and will not be used for any other purpose except to contact you about CHADD programs and activities. You can also contact us directly at nassau-county@chadd.net.



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About Us:  CHADD of Nassau County, PO Box 548, Levittown, NY 11756

(516) 932-0903 - voicemail ONLY - we are unable to return phone calls. Please use email to communicate with us.
email: nassau-county@chadd.net

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 AD/HD.


The first hour is dedicated to support. Attendees meet with one of our professionals and are split into TWO distinct groups: one for parents and one for adults with AD/HD. 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 AD/HD 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 AD/HD issues.

All CHADD of Nassau County meetings are held at:

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


Directions:

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: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Educational Forum: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM (with time allocated afterwards for questions)



**2014-2015 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS**

CO-COORDINATORS: 
Jo Futerman & Christine Percoco

TREASURER: 
Shirelle Pearson

SECRETARY: 
Cindy Goldrich

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: 
Diana Franschman

PUBLICITY: Diane Messemer

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR / NEWSLETTER EDITOR: 
Alyson Sheehan, PhD

EDUCATION DIRECTOR: Christine Cralidis

PARENT-TO-PARENT TRAINER: TBA

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS: Joan Bompane, Noel Pearson, Glen Percoco
 
*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.




Additional programs available to you and a list of ways to support our chapter!

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CHADD OF NASSAU COUNTY CLINICAL BOARD

Steven Aletkin, PhD, MS

Cindy Goldrich, EdM, ACAC

Jo Futerman, ACC, ACG

Alyson H. Sheehan, PhD



CHADD OF NASSAU COUNTY PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Andrew Adesman, MD

Alissa Barosin, PhD

Cathy L. Budman, MD

F. Greg Coffey, PhD

David G. Curtis, PhD

Alan V. Dustman, PhD

Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-SP/A

Fred L. Holtz, PhD

Nancy Koff, MS, LMFT

Rod Marden, PhD

Marc W. Reitman, MD

Shahal Rozenblatt, PhD

James B. Snyder, MD

Mary V. Solanto, PhD

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:

PLEASE VOLUNTEER. YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS YOU NOW!

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: 11/10/2014

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