Newsletter: December 30, 2014

December 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.

Join Us!

Parent Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, January 7 (7 to 9 PM) @ Misericordia Hospital, Room B-016

Round table discussion.

Adult and Partner Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, January 21 (7 to 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

Self-advocacy is learning to speak up for yourself and to ask for what you need. It is learning to take charge and be more independent. Follow the link on our website to an excellent Self-Advocacy for Students resource from CanLearn Society.

Our friends at Learning Disabilities Edmonton is looking for volunteers for a fundraising committee.LD Edmonton is hosting an information session on Jan. 13 about special needs coding in schools. Their next Life Project Program, aimed to help youth aged 13-17 overcome barriers to success, starts on January 27. More information about both can be found on our events page.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.

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:


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
  • 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
  • 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.

AAGE Executive

Rachel Rogers, President
Cathie Crooks, Secretary and Webmaster
Chris Evans, Member at Large
Jody Draganiuk, Member at Large
Dave Breakenridge, Newsletter
Ric Gibbons, Member at Large
Fred Sawka, Tech Committee Chair

ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton