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The Rhode Island Chapter of CHADD offers monthly programs for Adults with ADHD, Parents of Children with ADHD and professionals in the ADHD community.                                 People share information and learn from area professionals.

Programs are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month  7-  9 PM

Bradley Hospital - Pine Room                  1011 Veterans Mem. Pkwy East Prov. 2915   . Easy, Free parking.                                                      

Next Program: Wed. September 2, 7 pm

 Scroll down to see the complete schedule           

All Chapter Programs are open to the public. Free for CHADD members.  A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated from non-members .  Join CHADD for $53 @www.chadd.org

Chapter E-mail : rhode-island@chadd.net
PHONE: Roberta at 401- 369-0045  

2015 SCHEDULE:   

September 2- Apps and Apples: Starting the School Year iwht Tools for ADHD. Randy Kulman, Ph.D Learning Works for Kids.com 

October 7- Brain Trianing Methods to Improve Attention and Executive Function in ADHD.                Dr. Hirshberg neurodevopmentcenter.com   

November 4- Executive Function Coaching. Learning styles and functioning challenges will be explored by these professionals. BeyondBoookSmart.com

December 2- The Journey After High School. Susan Hanlik- Certified Educational Planner

2016

January 6- Forget the College Fund and Save for Therapy. A Humorous Spin on Conscious Parenting with authors of Conscious UnParenting Dawn Michael and Kim Kinzie

February 3- Resolving Teen and Family Conflicts. Gary Regan. Clinical Director of the Adolescent Program at Bradley Hospital

March 2- Organizational Strategies and Sensory Issues.  Author Carolyn Dalgliesh.com                              "The Sensory Child Gets Organized"

April 6- What Does Your Doctor Know about ADHD? Dr. Thomas Puleo. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

May 4- How to Live with Someone with ADHD. TBA

June 8 - Share and Care Support Group with Panel

Have a Nice Summer!!

 


RSVPSs requested due to space limitations. to  rhode-island@chadd.net

PAST PROGRAMS-

Programs are designed to provide information, as well as support, to parents of children with AD/HD, Adults with AD/HD,family members and professionals in the ADHD/Executive Function deficit field.                                                                                                                                                        Programs include a presentation by a qualified professional with expertise in AD/HD, followed by an informal discussion amongst the participants, sharing challenges and successes as well as support, suggestions and information about local resources.

PAST PROGRAMS:

September 3- PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS AND STUDENTS. OrganizinginRI.com   Kristin MacCabe  

October 1 -  "THE COUPLES GUIDE TO THRIVING WITH ADHD " (Managing ADHD in Relationships)  Author and Therapist Melissa Orlov shared relevant information about ADHD in relationships. ON-line Seminars available

November 5- " DIFFERENT MINDS: CHILDREN with ADHD . Come learn about Intelligence and ADHD. Why are ADDers often so bored? How to enrich the environment to bring out the best in someone with ADHD.   Dr. Lovecky's book highlights cognitive, creative, emotional, social and moral issues of these unique gifted children. 

December 3 Feel Good! LIFE COACHING & STRESS RELIEF STRATEGIES  for those living with or related to someone with ADHD-  with Kate Hanbeg http://www.msmindbody.com It will be worth your while                                                                                                                                                   Deirdre Lovecky- Psychologist & Author  GIFTED RESOURCE CENTER OF NE http://www.GRCNE.COM                      Dr. Lovecky works with gifted children and designs meaningul school and outside enrichment activities. She is interested in the needs of "twice exceptional " children with ADHD, Asbergers and Learning differences.  

January 8  LEARN HOW BRAIN HEMISPHERE DOMINANCE EFFECTS ADHD.   Dr. John Sotis  www.sotischiropractic.com                                                                                                                     *HELD AT Bradley Hospital (Not at the Cranston Library as planned)

February 4 -"Executive Functioning Explained" Executive functions (also known as cognitive control and supervisory attentional system) is an umbrella term for the management (regulation, control) of cognitive processes, including working memory, reasoning, task flexibility, and problem solving as well as planning and execution. Learn how EF are intertwined with learning and how to balance deficits.                                      Child and Adolescent Neuropsychologist Dana Osweiki, Providence 421-4561

March 4, 7 pm "Laws Related to ADHD" -Student Rights/Education Plans/Workplace Advocacy -  Presented by Attorney David Kane **Location: Sargent Center 800 Quaker Lane Warwick

April  1  - Understanding ADHD and how NEUROFEEDBACK can help train the Brain!    www.neurodevelopmentcenter.com    Dr. Larry Hirshberg 401 351 7779

May 6- PSYCHIATRY & ADHD;THE ROLE OF MEDICATION FOR CHILDREN, TEENS AND ADULTS- Dr. T. Mailhot . Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry  521-1400

 WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET ORGANIZED, BE ON TIME? EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS! 

June 3- INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES to ADHD. Dr. James Greenblatt-Integrative medicine provides patient-centered science-based care by analyzing each patient’s unique genetic, biochemical and nutritional status. Dr. Greenblatt is an author and Psychiatrist who travels worldwide . He is based in Boston!!

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DIRECTIONS TO BRADLEY HOSPITAL 

From Points North, South or West: From Interstate 95 take Interstate 195 East to exit 4. Go straight.  Bradley Hospital is at the first traffic light on the Right
From Points East: Take I-195 to exit 6 (Broadway). Take a left (south) onto Broadway. Turn left at end of road, continue on Veterans Memorial Parkway to first traffic light. Turn right onto Bradley campus

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

ADULTS ONLY SUPPORT GROUP- FOR ADULTS WITH ADHD: (NOT AFFILIATED WITH CHADD )
MEETS on the 3RD THURSDAY AT BRADLEY HOSPITAL- 7PM 
(except Dec. July, Aug)                          Website:  http://www.riaddults.org/    Contact:       info@riaddults.org

 FREE RESOURCE BY CHADD:

 National Resource Center for ADHD at 1-800-233-4050  &  www.help4adhd.org  Personal assistance is available along with a multitude of resources .

 CHADD Metro West Massachusetts - Parent Support Group Meets 1st Thursday Milton Hospital 100 Highland Street Milton, MA  7 pm Coordinator/ ADHD Coach Matt Reid theinplace.net 617-898-0302

 

Thank you to ALL our past presentors...

.......Dr. Terri Mailhot (Quality Behavioral Health, Warwick)

......Dr. Keri Layton- Naturopathic Physician

....  Dr. Julie Braciszewski -Rhode Island Cognitive Behavioral  RICBT.com   

....  David Kane, Disability Attorney. Sargent Rehab Center  

.....  Dr. Brett Leimkuhler- Center for Neuropsychology and LD 

....  Dr. Shervanick, a  board-certified Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has an integrative practice with Life Coach services.  She is the funniest, most positive, intelligent professional! idealliferi.org

...  Randy Kulman...Clinical Psychologist and author of learningworksforkids.com .. 

...  Phil Tetreault, Coach extrodinaire for presenting our program in October. His presentation focused on how ADHD coaching helps the client learn about his or her brain and to demystify strengths and challenges. They are then able to develop concreted, sustainable strategies to maximize unique abilities. People can develop new habits and change lives. . W 401-334-0202                                                                                     ...Dr. Dan Marwil , developmental pediatrician , Providence   


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:

HELP PUBLICIZE PROGRAMS BY PRINTING THE CHADD BROCHURE, POSTING AND E-MAILING TO OTHERS

HELP NEEDED TO UPGRADE and ORGANIZE OUR EMAIL LIST OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD OF ADHD 

HELP NEEDED TO EXPAND OUR LIST OF RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & EDUCATORS  

 







PAST PROGRAMS:
 -ADHD FUNCTIONING IN THE SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE SETTING. TIPS FOR ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVED LEARNING.     
 - COACHING STRATEGIES  
- MEDICAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED 
- HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY 
 - ADULTS WITH ADHD-with Psychiatrist Pamela Shervanick                                                                         -HOW THE ADHD BRAIN FUNCTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM AND BOARDROOM"  Terri Harrison Goldman. Neuropsychologist                                                                                                                                 -HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP WITH ADHD. BRING YOUR TECH DEVICES!!   RANdy Kulman.Southcountychildrenandfamily.ORG   







 

                                 


 Thank you to Louanne Zinno, a professional coach who assists at meetings.  www.addcoachingservices.com  coachri@cox.net  725-7462, Michael, our Treasurer and Dave, Membership Chair.  
                                                                                  


This information was last updated on: 08/28/2015

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