cal advis:CHADD (Chldrn/Adults w ADD) Conf B'more Sat May 21 ++press passes avail

Adults with ADHD, parents, psychologists/MDs, social workers, educators, coaches, advocates, and education/ healthcare reporters with an interest in ADHD **PRESS PASSES AVAILABLE**
April 29, 2012 - PRLog -- MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:  CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Regional Educational Conference on ADHD
WHEN:  Saturday, May 21, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
WHERE:  Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Adults with ADHD, parents, psychologists/MDs, social workers, educators, coaches, advocates, and education/ healthcare reporters with an interest in ADHD (press passes available: see below).  The event draws attendees from the Mid-Atlantic region (metro NY to Northern VA)
DETAILS:  CHADD’s Regional Conference features a keynote address by Dr. Edward “Ned” Hallowell (, Dr. Hallowell is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. He is the co-author, with Dr. John Ratey, of Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, and Delivered from Distraction;  and solo, Crazy/Busy, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, among others.  A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004 until he retired to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books.  

Strength Based Approach to ADHD
Edward Hallowell, MD (

Dr. Hallowell’s presentation will focus on a strength-based approach to ADHD as presented in his book, Delivered from Distraction. When the diagnosis of ADHD emphasizes what is wrong with a person, that person immediately starts to see himself in those negative terms. Shame, fear and self-doubt grow. However, when the treatment of ADHD begins with an effort to find what’s good in a person by using a strength-based approach to ferret out their hidden strengths and emphasizes first and foremost what is positive, then the person sees himself in a positive light. This is Dr. Hallowell’s goal: to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls. His message will be all encompassing as he talks about what it is like to have ADHD, explains some of the brain science behind it, and discusses how to get diagnosed properly and the available medicinal and non-medicinal treatments.  

-Understanding the Medications Used to Treat ADHD in Children and Adolescents,Diana Fertsch, MD, PhD
-Current Status of Assessment of Adults With ADHD,Stephan M. Silverman, PhD; Marla B. Shapiro, PhD, NCSP
-Late, Lost, and Unprepared®: Helping Children Build Better Executive Functioning,Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD
-Executive Function and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Practical Tools for Treatment,Abigail Levrine, PhD
-Tried and True Classroom Supports for Students with AD/HD,Jennifer Engel Fisher, MS; Jacqueline S. Iseman, PhD
-Getting Your Brain in Gear-With or Without Medication: Brain-Friendly Habits Essential to Good Daily Functioning with ADHD
Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD
-Neurocognitive Tools for the ADHD Toolbox: A Comprehensive Brain-Based Treatment Approach, Carol Ann Robbins, PhD; Judith M. Glasser, PhD
-The Challenge of Life Transitions for Young Adults with ADHD - Coaching Can Help!
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, BA , MCC , SCAC, BCC
-Failure to Launch in the Young Adult Population: Using a Cohort Program to Build the Capability for Independent Living, Rick Silver, MD; Jared Bosley
-Intervention to Address Homework-Related Problems in Children and Adolescents with ADHD,Veronica Raggi, PhD
-Electronic Organization for the AD/HD Student,Matt Johns, M.Ed.; Josh Gwilliam, M.A.
-Help! Nothing is Working.  When Someone You Care About Struggles with Risky Behaviors,Marie S. Paxson
-Accentuate the Positive-Eliminate the Negative: COMMUNICATION Between Families and Schools!, Linda H. Gallup, BS
-Twice Exceptional Students: An Overview of Considerations in Identification, Assessment, and Intervention with Gifted Children & Teens with ADHD
Julie A. Morrison, PsyD
-ADHD-Friendly Parent Coaching: How to Help Parents Become Powerful Effective Change Agents for their Children with ADHD, Kathleen Nadeau, PhD
-The Effects of ADHD on Reading Fluency and Comprehension,E. Mark Mahone, PhD
-Keeping the Romance in an ADHD Household,Beth A. Kaplanek, RN; Charles Kaplanek    
-Interacting with Others at Work—Is There an App for That?,Michelle Novotni, PhD
Working Effectively with Your Child's School,Michelle R. Davis, MD
-Why Are Children with ADHD so Oppositional and What Can we Do About It?,Barbara J. Howard, MD
-High Risk to High Potential:  Transition Issues for High School and College Students with ADHD, Robert Tudisco, JD

FEES:  All registration fees (vary for CHADD members and non-members, students, professionals, families) include a hot plated, sit-down lunch. Professional and Educator registration fees also include CE/U credits. There is a 5% discount for registering online.


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About CHADD: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) was founded in 1987 to address the issues of parents and their children with ADHD.  CHADD has over 12,000 members in 160 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. More information is available at
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