Until a month ago I had no idea what CHADD stood for nor what this organization is doing. The company I work for is encouraging all employees to volunteer in our community, so I found CHADD needed some minor help that I figure I can provide.
So here's what I have found so far.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
CHADD is a membership organization, produces the bi-monthly Attentionmagazine (for members), and sponsors an annual conference. The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) is the CDC-funded national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about ADHD.
Contact information for all local chapters is available online through the CHADD Chapter Locator.
CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.
The local organization schedule and contact information follows:
CHADD of Eastern Oakland County
P.O. Box 1071, Birmingham, MI 48012. Phone: 248-988-6716
Meetings will be held at Way Elementary School, Long Lake Road, east of Telegraph, in Bloomfield Hills. We have 2 meetings at the same time in separate rooms:
- Parent Support Group- for parents of children and teens with AD/HD
- Adult Support Group- for adults with AD/HD
All GROUPS MEET MONDAY NIGHTS, 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Registration opens at 7:00 PM
September 10, 2012
Parent Group: Fran Parker, Ph.D. Coordinator, CHADD EOC, Private Practice. Parenting Tips in raising AD/HD Kids Proactively Through the Lifespan.
Adult Group: Laura Rolands, MILR, ADHD Coach and Consultant. Strategies for Increasing Productivity with AD/HD.
Parent-to-Parent Class (P2P)
Starting tentatively on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 , 7-9 PM. The other scheduled dates are Oct. 15, 22, & 29; Nov. 12& 19 and Dec. 10. Dr. Fran Parker will be teaching the Parent-to-Parent class for the 8th year based on National CHADD’s renowned Parenting Program. She is the recipient of the Leadership Award 2010 from National CHADD for her contributions on Parenting Tips to the National Parenting program and volume of classes she has successfully taught in the community and online via webinar. The classes are a series of 7 two-hour classes to educate parents as their child’s greatest resource in navigating proactively. The class requires registration and cost is $125 per CHADD member family and $178 for non members with details on our website www.chadd.net/527 or www.chadd.org or e-mail Dr. Fran Parker at email@example.com or call her at 248-932-2500.
November 5, 2012
Parent Group: Marcie Lipsitt, MA, Educational Advocate and Co-Founder of the Michigan Alliance for Special Education. Advocating in the Public and Private Schools for a Child with AD/HD.
Adult Group: Philip Parker, M.D. Private Practice, Southfield, MI. The Science of AD/HD.
December 3, 2012
Parent Group: Steven Ceresnie, Ph.D. Private Practice, Plymouth, MI. Thinking Clearly about AD/HD and Depression in Children and Adolescents.
Adult Group: Have Schaver, Ph.D. Private Practice, Bingham Farms, MI. Mindfulness Training for Adults with AH/HD.
January 8, 2013
Parent Group: Gabriella Geiszt, M.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University & Staff Psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Medication for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD.