Newsletter: September 16, 2012

AAGE – ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton

We are a registered non-profit society whose objective is to improve the lives of those living with ADHD through education, support, resources and advocacy.

CANADIAN ADHD AWARENESS WEEK: OCTOBER 14 – 20

See the CADDAC website for details on how they will be promoting the Awareness Week.

Parent Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, October 3 (7-9 PM)

We will be viewing the first hour of the Russell Barkley DVD ADHD from A to Z, recorded last fall, followed by a discussion of what we viewed. It should be very informative. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Adult Support Group Meeting – Thursday, September 27 (7-9 PM)

This is a round table session where we bring our issues and solutions to the table. We will also be asking you for topics that you would like discussed at future meetings. NOTE: Until further notice, our meetings will be held in Rm. B-016 at the Misericordia Hospital. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Picnic in the Park

One of our energetic members, Darren, organized a picnic at Hawrelak Park which was enjoyed by all. Thanks, Darren! Who knows, this may become an annual event!

Outreach – Thursday, November 1

Rachel and Cathie (executive members) will be making a presentation about ADHD to parents whose children and teens attend Edmonton Public Schools. We have been invited to display information about our group as well. Spread the word!

Parenting Your Teenager

The Psychology Foundation of Canada has recently published a booklet for parents of teens called Straight Talk About Teens – realistic ideas and advice for parents of older teens. The booklet is attached and is full of excellent information for dealing with typical adolescent issues, whether your teen is older or younger.

Training in Core Social Skills – Corinne Eckert

Level I: “The Hidden Conversation”

Level II: “Successful Communication”

Level III: “Positive Peer Interaction Skills”

These are the same format as last year, except that we will be having two parent sessions instead of one for each program. Teachers of participants are encouraged to attend at least the first session. Two new programs are being offered – one for mothers of elementary children and the other for teens aged 16-18. Refer to the attachment for more details and registration information.

Seminars for teachers and parents

Kathryn Burke and Paul Reid are offering several wonderful seminars about tablets, assistive technology and other special education topics. See attachment for further information.

Learning Disabilities of Alberta – Edmonton Chapter

Check out their line-up of excellent programs for this fall on our website or read their September newsletter here.

Education

Dr. David Rabiner has reviewed a study looking at the potential benefits to creativity when an individual has ADHD. It is attached for your information.

Stay on our website to review archived e-newsletters, meeting schedules, links to other ADHD websites and resources.

Rachel Rogers, President

ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton
Email: adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca
Website: adhdassociationofgreateredmonton.wordpress.com

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

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