Newsletter: February 20, 2012

Hello everyone!

March marks the beginning of our fourth year! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been running for three years already. In that period of time we have made great strides forward and hope to continue this momentum in the year to come. Our profile is growing in Greater Edmonton and we believe this will enable us to serve you better. For those of you who may not know we have become the ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton, a non-profit society. You will see some changes but we remain committed to improving the lives of those in Greater Edmonton affected by ADHD through education, support, resources and advocacy.

Please note that we have a new email address: adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca. However, we will receive your communication even if you send it to our old CHADD Edmonton address. Check out our website at: adhdassociationofgreateredmonton.wordpress.com.

This newsletter plus previous e-newsletters are posted. The website also includes our monthly schedule, links to local organizations and other information. As of this newsletter and in the future we will refer you to the website for the usual attachments.

March 7th Adult Support Group Meeting (7-9 PM)

This is a regular round table session where we gather to share and support each other in our journeys with ADHD. Invariably, the right combination of people arrive and provide much-needed camaraderie. Check the website for further information. You can also find our monthly schedule on the website for future events and meetings.

12th Biennial CHADD ADHD Conference – Saturday, March 3rd in Calgary

Be sure to free up your time on Saturday March 3rd at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Ballroom as Dr Sam Goldstein, Dr Umesh Jain, and Mr. Rick Green take us on an exciting journey to a new understanding of this neurological condition that affects so many of us. You will never think of ADHD the same way again! Register online at ChaddCanada.com/conference. If you use the code: tnx104 you’ll receive an additional $10 off!

Social Skills Recreation Program for 8-12 year-olds (LDA Edmonton Chapter)

This is a free drop-in program that runs every third Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM. It is intended for 8-12 year olds. Food will not be served so please make sure your child has had supper. Call 780-466-1011 or email: programs@ldedmonton.ca for a one time registration.

LDA – Edmonton Chapter E-News

To read their latest news and events please go to our website. Here’s the link:

https://adhdassociationofgreateredmonton.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/ld-edmonton-february-e-news/

Website Links

You may want to check out our website links with other organizations in Edmonton that may be of interest to you. For example, we have a newly established link with the Tourette Foundation of Canada.

Aiden’s Story

Aiden is a special boy who wrote the winning essay for the LDA-EC Writer’s Block contest. He has ADHD and is fighting the good fight with the support of his family to meet the challenges that come with ADHD. We think you’ll find his story encouraging and inspiring. It is posted on our website. Check it out!

Rachel Rogers, President

ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton
Email: adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca

Parent and Adult support group meetings held 1st Wed of each month, 7-9 PM, Rm. B-016, Misericordia Hospital. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

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