Welcome to CHADD of Nassau County, which has been providing support, education and resources to the community since 1989. Our monthly meetings help individuals understand ADHD and cope with its challenges.




Meetings are free and open to the public. However, CHADD membership is strongly encouraged since your local group will receive a portion of your dues to continue supporting your community.




Meetings on Zoom - Presentations - 7 PM - 8:15 PM


Monday, February 22, 2021 - How to Connect with you ADHD Teenage Child - Julie Kliers

Monday, March 22, 2021 - Mindfulness-based Approach to ADHD

- Jo Futerman


Support Group 

January 25, 2021 and  February 15, 2021 

7:00 PM -  8:15 PM



To register for a Zoom event, email





Watch the replays of previous Nassau CHADD presentations.


Grief to Relief: Adulting with Late Diagnosis ADHD


Akili ADHD Treatment in Video Game Format


     Calm and In Control :

    Strategies to improve focus and reduce worries 


      Twice Exceptional   


             The Essential 11 - Must Have Skills for Success 


        Fostering A Positive Mindset in Individuals With ADHD


Top Ten Strategies for Parenting a Child with ADHD



2020-2021 CHADD of Nassau County Executive Board


Coordinator - Shirelle Pearson  


General Board Members - Jo Futerman, Denise Going, Darlene Pergola, Irene Caniano, Julie Kliers





CHADD's Online Professional Resource Directory  The following is a link to a list of Professionals who have requested to be included in our Professional Resource Directory, and have expressed an interest in assisting families and adults with ADHD.




Membership with CHADD 

Membership is $53 annually and may be paid in $5 installments, as requested.  Benefits include: Members only access to online resources, the monthly magazine, a savings network, online community engagement, discount prescription card, and discounted pricing on training and conference. Listing Nassau County as your local group will provide our group a portion of your dues, which will allow us to conthttps://www.facebook.com/CHADD-of-Nassau-County-113515095369664inue supporting our community.  



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(Webinars and Tips for Home Schooling, Apps for Different Subjects) - Click on the title above for an expansive list of the resources and links.)


Concerns about medication and treatment can create added stress for families affected by ADHD. While we’re often advised to obtain a three-month supply of prescribed medications, that is not possible for Schedule II controlled substances, which include certain medications for ADHD. According to the Pharmacist’s Manual, a prescriber may issue multiple prescriptions authorizing a patient to receive up to a 90-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance; however, the following conditions apply: (1) every prescription must be written separately for each 30-day supply; (2) the prescriber must indicate the earliest date the pharmacy can fill each prescription.




ADHD In Adolescence - The Biggest Risks Facing Teens with ADHD


Signed Your Biggest Fan


Book Smart


"You Are Not Broken."


"Helping a Child Who Thinks in Extremes"


 Protect Yourself and Your Family


 Worried and Preoccupied? You Can Reduce Anxiety and Live More Confidently


 Create Calm: It Really Matters!


 ADHD and Homeschooling


 Telehealth for ADHD?


 How to Talk to Your Child About Scary Events



Use iGive.com every time you shop online at any of their over 772 participating stores to help raise money for CHADD of Nassau County. Up to 26% of EACH purchase through iGive benefits our cause. Visit www.iGive.com/chadd-of-nassau-county  



CHADD does not endorse or represent products, services, publications, 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.







Contact Information

Contact: Shirelle F. Pearson


PO Box 30143
Elmont, NY 11003

Phone: 516-242-3263

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Local Volunteer Opportunities


We are proud to be one of the longest-standing affiliates in New York. Our local Nassau County chapter was founded in 1989 to support and educate the families in our community who were experiencing frustration and a sense of isolation when dealing with issues concerning AD/HD. At that time, there were few places one could go for support or information. Many clinicians and educators knew little about AD/HD, and our children were often incorrectly labeled as  "behavior problems," "unmotivated," or "not intelligent enough." 

Much has changed in these last 21 years, as CHADD has grown and advocated on your behalf. We are a grass-roots volunteer organization charged with effecting change in our community through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support. Today, AD/HD is recognized as a legitimate neurobiological syndrome.  Children with AD/HD are eligible for special education services or classroom modifications when needed, and adults with AD/HD may be eligible for accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Internet has opened up unparalleled opportunities to accumulate information on AD/HD and related conditions. However, nothing compares to the face-to-face, member-to-member experience that our support groups can offer.  

Our Executive and Clinical Boards are composed of a small group of dedicated volunteers from around Nassau County who play an integral part in the chapter's success by providing support, education, and encouragement to parents, educators and professionals. We all have busy lives affected in some way by AD/HD. However, we have managed to maintain the passion and commitment of our founders. When we joined CHADD we became part of something bigger than ourselves. We offer you all this, and in return we ask you to join with us and become involved to continue this effort. We are always in need of volunteers and we need your participation. Effecting change in our community begins and ends with collaborative leadership. Without your help, change for AD/HD children, parents and adults in our community will not happen. With your involvement, we can continue to change the way AD/HD children and adults are treated in our schools, workplaces and throughout our state. 

There are many volunteer opportunities available. Just contact us and express your interest. You can play an important part in helping us continue to accomplish our mission. Become a part of our social movement – Join with us today!





Contact: Shirelle F. Pearson;  Email: nassau-county@chadd.net;  Phone: 516-242-3263


CHADD Local Support Groups and Affiliates Need Your Support


CHADD has local support groups in every state in the United States. Each group offers programming or information specific to their geographic area. These groups offer assistance for parents, children, young adults, adults and other stakeholders (psychologists, teachers, doctors, etc.). These groups provide advocacy, support, networking and information to those affected by AD/HD in their communities.


Ways you can support these efforts are as follows:


  • Donate to this effort

  • Contact your local CHADD group to advocate for support groups

  •  Contact your school district to host and support newly forming or current groups

  • Contact your local community foundation or other foundations in your area to support this effort


For questions on these, or any options to support CHADD please visit our web site at https://chadd.org or contact the CHADD National office at (301) 306-7070.



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Email: customer_service@chadd.org
Tel: 301-306-7070
Fax: 301-306-7090


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
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