Welcome to the Northern Virginia and District of Columbia chapter of CHADD!  From our "Understanding ADHD" Lecture Series to our yearly Resource Fair, our goal is to bring the DC Metro area the best speakers and resources we have to offer.


Announcing our April Lecture in our "Understanding ADHD" Lecture Series:


Still Distracted After All these Years:

Older Adults with ADHD

Guest Speaker: Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Founder/Clinical Director The Chesapeake Center


Tuesday, April 13th
7:00 - 8:30 PM


Although ADHD is the most highly researched childhood disorder in the world, we know less about adults, and almost nothing about older adults with ADHD. Not so long ago we believed that people outgrew ADHD, and even today, most ADHD professionals believe that ADHD is much less an issue for older adults. Statistics show that the percentage of older adults with ADHD is only half of that for younger adults.
In this seminar, Kathleen Nadeau will discuss Russell Barkley’s ground breaking research that finds a much shorter lifespan (by 12.7 years!) for adults with combined type ADHD. If this is true, then the lower number of older adults with ADHD is simply a reflection of this shorter lifespan. Many of those with ADHD don’t make it into their 70’s and beyond. Accurate diagnosis and treatment for older adults is critical, yet few psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in older adults. As a result, there is a strong risk that never diagnosed ADHD in older adults will be mistaken for early signs of dementia.
Kathleen Nadeau has been studying older adults for the past several years, interviewing older adults with ADHD across the country, as she works on her upcoming, ground-breaking book Still Distracted After All These Years. She will discuss the life stories, the challenges and the successes of the adults she has come to know.

The Zoom link can be found above to join the lecture - you can also visit our "Events" tab for more, and you can register on Eventbrite.

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We also offer several support groups that help parents of children with ADHD, spouses, partners and family members of adults with ADHD, and adults with ADHD.  All support groups are currently meeting on Zoom, and you can find all the details on our Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/novachadd/.
Thank you to our Sponsors in supporting this year's resource fair.  Our sponsor's information will be available through the end of 2020 to give everyone a chance to visit their website and learn about their valuable services:
Behavior Solutions for Children and Families, LLC:  https://www.behaviorsolutionsvt.com/
Commonwealth Academy: https://www.ca-empowers.org/
Crossroads Family Counseling Center: https://crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com/
Embark Center:  https://embarkcenter.org/
Essig Education Group: https://www.essigeducationgroup.com/
Formed Families Forward: https://formedfamiliesforward.org/
Neurodiverse Universe Life & Executive Function Coaching:  http://neurodiverseuniverse.net/
North Light Coaching:  https://www.northlightcoaching.com/
Pathfinder Coaching and Tutoring: http://www.pathfinder-coaching-tutoring.com/


Rock Creek Learning:  https://rockcreeklearning.com/


Social Grace: https://socialgracellc.com/


Summit Camp: https://www.summitcamp.com/

The ADHD College Success Guidance Program: https://www.adhdcollegesuccess.com/
The Ross Center: https://www.rosscenter.com/
Tutoring for Success:  http://tutoringforsuccess.us/

Contact Information

Contact: Pam Barton


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Contact: Pam Barton;  Email: novadc@chadd.net;  Phone: (703) 829-6129


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