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The South Bay Chapter of CHADD WishesYOU a relaxing and wonderful summer!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects our lives in different ways. Symptoms are not the same for everyone and can appear differently over time. The best support often comes from those who have "been there"...those of us who live with ADHD. Sharing, talking and networking with other ADHD adults and parents with ADHD children and teens and young adults, is a good way to learn about this "difference" and, more importantly, to learn that we are not alone. Our Chapter's mission is to provide ongoing programs to help us all to better understand this "difference" which affects our lives and our families and...together, we make a difference.

We are no longer doing a Speaker Series Program at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital. We are focusing on our weekly ADULT and TEEN SUPPORT GROUPS and we added a third group for Mothers and Grandmothers of children with ADHD...our new WOW SUPPORT GROUP.

WOW SUPPORT GROUP meetings are held once a month (September thru May) on a Saturday evening. Special guests include educational, clinical and learning therapists, medical professionals and an organization expert, who work with families and children with ADHD, and join us to share valuable information on specific ADHD related topics. Our WOW SUPPORT GROUP meetings will resume in September, Date TBA.

The  TEEN SUPPORT GROUP meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Kyle Glassman, MA MFT is our Teen facilitator. The TEEN GROUP's final meetings for 2017-18 are May 23 & May 30th.  The Teen Group will take a Summer Break and will resume in September, Date TBA. 

The ADULT SUPPORT GROUP meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Justine Ruotolo, MA MFT and ADHD coach, is our Adult facilitator. 

The  ADULT and TEEN SUPPORT GROUP meetings are held in classrooms at The Center for Learning Unlimited (CLU), 2785 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite G, Torrance, CA. 90505. 

For information about our ADULT, TEEN and WOW SUPPORT GROUPS, email Carolyn Kelly at



There is no cost to attend our programs and you do not need to be a CHADD member. ALL ARE WELCOME! If you would like to help defray our costs, we suggest a $5 donation. We encourage you to become a CHADD member. For about $1 a week ($53 Annual Family Membership or $130 Annual Professional Membership), you would help support your local chapter and CHADD's national advocacy efforts for information, services, support and accommodations in the schools and in the workplace.

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to receive monthly meeting reminders, email Carolyn Kelly at

Do you need immediate assistance? 

As a volunteer, I may not be able to get back to you if you need immediate assistance. 

If you are seeking information for something that is time-sensitive (such as an IEP/Section 504 meeting at your child’s school), or are looking for a local  professional with AD/HD expertise, please contact CHADD’s National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC), online at or by phone toll-free at 800-233-4050 (press option 2, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern time). 

The NRC is staffed by trained health information professionals who can answer many of your questions about AD/HD and provide other helpful information and resources. (NOTE: the NRC does not provide legal or medical advice, but can offer ideas and suggestions to help you find what you are looking for).

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:

If you would like to volunteer your talents to this group, please send us an e-mail at or


This information was last updated on: 05/29/2018

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