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Hello from The South Bay Chapter of CHADD

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 has dedicated itself to providing programs to help us all to better understand this "difference" which affects our lives and our families and...together, we make a difference.

As you may have realized, we are no longer doing our 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 of children with ADHD...our new WOW SUPPORT GROUP. We held our first meeting/dinner on Saturday, September 30th. Participants at our first meeting included mothers of children with ADHD, educational, clinical and learning therapists and an organization expert. These meetings will be held once a month on a Saturday evening. In addition to mothers of children with ADHD, special guests will include professionals who work with families and children with ADHD. If interested, email Carolyn Kelly @

 The  TEEN SUPPORT GROUP meets on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Kyle Glassman, MA MFT is our Teen facilitator. Please note: Teen Group will not meet on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  

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.  Please note: Adult Group will not meet on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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 programs, email Carolyn Kelly at

South Bay Chapter of CHADD is delighted to be a sponsor for The Mostly Mozart Festival. Co-hosted by the Center for Learning Unlimited (CLU) and the South Coast Botanic Garden, The Mostly Mozart Festival is a performance by the FluteSonic Orchestra, Los Angeles' premier flute ensemble. Conducted by Gordon Halligan, the ensemble features some of Mozart's most exciting compositions, selected for the enjoyment of children and their families, including those with special needs. Pack a picnic basket, bring your family and join us fo a wonderful musical Sunday afternoon at the South Coast Botanic Garden.


Date:   Sunday, October 29, 2017

Admission : Free w/South Coast Garden Membership or Admission Charge ($9 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, $4 ages 5-12, 4 and under free.)

Location:    South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274                                                                


1 pm                  Children's Crawlies, Crows and Scarecrow Activities Begin

3:30 pm            Children's Halloween Costume Parade

4 pm - 5 pm     The MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL, performed by the FluteSonic Orchestra, Gordon Halligan, Conductor





A $5.00 donation is requested for non-CHADD members.

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


This information was last updated on: 10/12/2017

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