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HELLO FROM THE SOUTH BAY / SO CAL CHAPTER OF CHADD
The impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic affected our ability to provide support, education and programs in our South Bay Community. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects our lives in different ways. Symptoms are not the same for everyone and can appear differently over time. With the increased concern about COVID-19, many of our ADHD families have been living with additional stress, anxiety, and sleep difficulties. 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 programs to help us all to better understand this "difference" which affects our lives and our families. Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our Adult and Teen Support Groups met in-person and weekly. With the shelter-at-home restrictions, we had to end those Adult and Teen Support Groups. We were able to continue our CHADD WOW Support Group Program for Mothers and Grandmothers via Zoom. We are delighted to resume our 5th Program year via Zoom in September, 2021.
For more information about the South Bay / So Cal Chapter of CHADD’s WOW SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS/GRANDMOTHERS, please 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.