November 30, 2014
AAGE – ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton
We are a registered non-profit society whose objective is to offer information and support to those living with ADHD in the Greater Edmonton Area through awareness, education and resources.
Parent Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, December 3 (7-9 PM) @ Misericordia Hospital, Room B-016
Round table discussion.
Adult and Partner Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, December 17 (7-9 PM) @ U of A Hospital, Classroom A
University Hospital, Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre. (See attached map, including directions).
- Parent Support Group: A mixed group of new members and regular attendees participated in some excellent discussions. Members left felt supported and inspired by the meeting.
- Adult Support Group/Partner Support Group: A mixed group of new members and regular attendees participated in some excellent discussions. All participants expressed a positive response to the meeting.
New On Our Website
Many students can benefit from explicitly learning about note taking, study, and test taking strategies. This online workshop hosted by Foothills Academy allows students to learn and review study strategies conveniently at home. More details here.
Is social media really ‘social’? American rapper Richard Williams riffs on the difference between social media and experiencing life. Check it out.
All these articles and postings and MANY MORE are available on our website.
AAGE works closely with other groups in the area that offer information to our members about speakers, workshops and activities that they are sponsoring. Please check our website for links to:
- Learning Disabilities of Edmonton (www.ldedmonton.ca). Please check their events page for upcoming information sessions and details on The Life Project, a program to help teens overcome barriers and succeed in school.
- Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Edmonton Chapter (www.TSEdmonton.com).
- BILY, Because I Love You (http://www.bilyedmonton.com)
- Foothills Academy (Calgary) (http://www.foothillsacademy.org)
Educating ourselves about ADHD or Executive Function Disorder is one of the most important tools we can use to assist with coping strategies. Following are some sources of information.
- ADDitude Magazine has excellent articles about childhood, adolescent and adult ADHD and it is free to sign up for their weekly newsletters.
- Webcasts: ADDitude Magazine‘s ADHD Expert Podcasts and Live Webinars address topics that will help you better manage symptoms, your family, and your life. They are hosted by top experts in the field, all of whom are contributors to ADDitude Magazine. This month: Signs of Anxiety in ADHD Adults and Kids. The webinar runs Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. MDT. More details, and registration information, can be found here.
- Totally ADD: Rick Green is a comedian and writer who, along with his wife Ava, have produced this website that addresses the issues of ADHD. Rick shares his own journey through Adult ADHD with a comedic approach toward his challenges. This website offers many resources and webinars addressing childhood and adult ADHD.
AAGE Executive News
- We would like the names of general practitioners, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are able to treat ADHD children and adults. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are always looking for new AAGE Board members who would commit to monthly meetings and duties. Please email Rachel Rogers if you are interested, at email@example.com.
- If you have a book or an article that you think would be interesting to parents, children, teens or adults, please nominate it for a review so that it could be published in our newsletter.
Rachel Rogers, President
Cathie Crooks, Secretary and Webmaster
Chris Evans, Member at Large and Acting Financial Manager
Jody Draganiuk, Member at Large
Dave Breakenridge, Newsletter
Ric Gibbons, Member at Large
Fred Sawka, Tech Committee Chair