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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 support programs to help us all to better understand this "difference" which affects our lives and our families.

The ADULT SUPPORT GROUP  meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.    This meeting is held in a classroom at The Center for Learning Unlimited (CLU), 2785 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite G, Torrance, CA. 90505. Justine Ruotolo, MA MFT and ADHD coach, is our Adult facilitator.  For more information about our Adult Group or to RSVP, contact Justine @ 310-735-5874. 

The WOW SUPPORT GROUP for mothers/grandmothers meets once a month (October thru June) on a Saturday evening. Special guests include professionals, who work with families and children with ADHD. 

DATE:  March 2, 2019 (Saturday @ 6 pm)

TOPIC:  Late, Lost and Unprepared: How to Work with the School to Help your Child/Teen. What You Need to Know About IEP's and 504's to Become a Better Advocate.

SPECIAL GUEST:  Michelle Amundson, M.Ed.

BIO:  Michelle Amundson received her BA in Human Development and her M.Ed. in Special Education with a mild to moderate teaching credential. In 2004 Michelle began her journey as a special education teacher with the Torrance Unified School District. In 2016 Michelle was promoted to a district levl position as a Special Education Program Specialist. As a Special Education Program Specialist, Michelle is much more aware of how IEP's and 504's should be facilitated and how important it is for the IEP team to be prepared. Througoh her experiences Michelle has become a firm believer that the team MUST create strong goals in order to make positive gains for children with "differences" that affect their behavior and emotional-social abilities in school.

At a very young age, Michelle was always drawn to kids with challenges and differences, and this continued into her middle and high school years. It is no surprise that Michelle chose a career in Special Education. Twenty years ago, Michelle introduced a soccer program for special education participants, ages 5-50. This very successful program happens each year in the Redondo Beach community. Michelle also worked as a Para Educator for the Los Angeles County Office, working with a wide range of "differences" from elementary to adult transition students, with a wide range of moderate to severe "disabilities"

Our WOW Group is at maximum attendance, but if you are interested in being placed on a waitlist, please email Carolyn Kelly at 

For more information about our chapter, 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: 02/13/2019

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