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HELLO FROM THE SOUTH BAY / SO CAL 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. Many of our ADHD families have been living with additional stress, anxiety, and sleep difficulties as a result of covid-19 concerns. We know that 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." More importantly, we learn that we are not alone.
Our Chapter's mission is to provide ongoing support to help us learn more to better understand this "difference" which affects our lives, our children and our families. We are delighted that we will be resuming our Teen Support Group. It will be in-person and monthly and the first meeting will be in June, 2022. Information, dates, location, etc. will be posted very shortly. If interested, please email Carolyn Kelly @ email@example.com.
Our CHADD WOW (Wisdom of Women) Support Group for Mothers and Grandmothers meets via Zoom. We have 1 remaining date and Special Guest before we take a summer break in July and August. We will resume in September, 2022.
DATE: June 11, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m.
SPECIAL GUEST: Greg Allen, PhD, LMFT
TOPIC: "How to Stay Connected with Your Child Through the Teen Years and Release Them into Their Future."
For information about the South Bay / So Cal Chapter of CHADD, contact Carolyn Kelly, chapter coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 INFORMATION, email Carolyn Kelly at email@example.com
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 http://www.help4adhd.org/ 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.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
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.