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Day:  2nd Monday of the month

No meetings in June, July, August or December.
(September-November and January-May),

Time:  6:30PM

Location: PLEASE NOTE:  CHADD no longer meets at the Coca-Cola building.  

We now meet at United Methodist Church (1501 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207) at 6:30 pm in Room 108. Entrance is front door of Parish Life Building     Turn right from the lobby and room 108 is off the second hall to your left.  

 

Meeting update voice message:  (704.665.7101)
 
Mailing Address:
CHADD of Mecklenburg County
9718 Clifton Meadow Drive
Matthews, NC 28105



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 a time-sensitive event, like an IEP meeting, please contact CHADD's National Resource Center on ADHD at 800-233-4050, press 2 (9-5:00 weekdays).  You can also go to
www.help4adhd.org for additional AD/HD information.

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**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.


lorettaAbout our volunteer coordinator:

"What They Didn't Teach Me in Class"
Loretta Buckner, Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CHADD,  North Carolina

I will never forget how I learned about AD/HD and then about CHADD. I was a high school English teacher. But my education classes didn't teach me about AD/HD. My son was 5 years old when he was diagnosed with AD/HD. A friend whose children also were diagnosed with AD/HD told me about CHADD.

I called our local CHADD Chapter and a volunteer answered all of my questions and helped me find answers in the areas where we had concerns about our son's education and treatments.  She helped me when I didn't know where to go or what to do.

I joined CHADD in 1995 because I knew I had found a reliable and science-based source of information about AD/HD. I didn't attend the local meetings right away. I was busy getting things in order for my newly diagnosed son. I looked forward to each new issue of Attention magazine that came with my membership. I read about issues that people and loved ones deal with when AD/HD is diagnosed and treated.

I attended my first local CHADD Chapter meeting in 1998 when things with my son were also calming down. I met other parents and learned that I was in a place where I could share our situation without being judged. I began to attend the leadership training and the CHADD Conferences in 2000. I met many caring parents and foster parents, counselors and teachers, doctors, and attorneys. Each person was there to learn more about AD/HD and how to help people diagnosed with this neuro-biological disorder.

After my experiences with CHADD, it is easy to reassure others that they are not alone because I have already "been there and done that" along with many other families. Our younger son was also diagnosed with AD/HD. Both of our sons have coexisting conditions. I have learned about the coexisting conditions, the latest scientific research that is being done, and so much more at the annual CHADD conferences.

Now our sons are ages 12 and 17 and we educate both of them in our home school. I hope the knowledge I have gained through CHADD will help us help our sons avoid some of the pitfalls that others who either have not been diagnosed or who don't have the support.  We hope our sons will find areas of success as they grow.  We hope they will find a rewarding career and a happy, satisfying life when they grow up.

I hope that by sharing our journey with others that they will be able to find the complete diagnoses for their children or themselves if they are adults.  If it saves them a few years that it cost our sons, then maybe they will benefit sooner than our sons.

 



Objectives

To maintain a support network for parents who have children with ADD and Adults with ADD.

To provide a forum for continuing education of parents, professionals, and adults with ADD about the disability.

To be a community resource for information about ADD

To make the best educational experiences available to children with ADD so their specific difficulties will be recognized and appropriately managed within educational settings.




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

CharlotteNC@chadd.net


This information was last updated on: 03/03/2018

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