Attention Deficit Disorders Association Southern Region - Meeting the challenge and setting a pace for those who cope with ADD / ADHD and related conditions.
This conference is designed for families, mental health professionals, educators, and adults with ADHD and comorbid conditions. Keynote speaker, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D. will present the general session,Live a Big Life with ADHD: Change What You Can, Accept the Restas well as A Happy Relationship is More than a Clean Kitchen and ADHD is All About Time and Executive Functions

Internationally recognized ADHD expert and best selling author Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S. will address Executive Functions in the Classroom and from her about to be published book, Launching from High School to First Job or Career Training. 

24+ Experts in the mental health field will present over 20 additional breakout sessions based on research and experience. Wide varieties of topics include skills for adults, behavior management, medication, comorbid conditions, organization, parenting children through adults, sensory processing and classroom strategies.

Sessions Codes.
A = Adults with ADHD, Spouses, Parents of adult children
E = Educators, 
M = Mental Health Professionals,
P = Parents of Children with ADHD

Sign In & Registration 7:40am-8:20am  
(Book sales & Vendors Open at 7:45am) 
Conference Doors Open at 7:40

8:20-8:30 Conference Welcome, Pam Esser, M.Ed., Executive Director

8:30-9:45 General Session: Ari Tuckman, Psy.D.
Live a Big Life with ADHD: Change What You Can, Accept the Rest

BREAK OUT SESSION #1      10:00 -11:15

 1. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D.,A Happy Relationship is More than a Clean Kitchen                (AM)
 2. Ron Swatzyna, Ph.D., To Medicate or Not to Medicate Your Child: A Very Difficult Decision for                  Parents    ( MP )

 3. Brodie Simmons, LPC, Sex Education: An Essential Need         (EMP)                                                                                        
 4. Robin Rettie, M.Ed.,Navigating Behavior; Proactive Measures to Ensure Your Child/Student Has Access to Social-Emotional and Academic Opportunities in All Settings      (EMP)                                                                                                   
 5. Tammy O’Neil, ACC, CPT CSSC, What is the 3-Dimensional World of an Organized Student?(AEMP)              
 6. Michelle Garcia, Psy.D.& Brandon Delgado, M.A., Social Media: A Practical Guide to Improving Safety           (AEMP)

Lunch 11:15 - 12:15 ( Lunch is Included Thanks To A Sponsorship )
Select a Jason's Deli Boxed Lunch on Registration Form
BREAK OUT SESSION #2       12:15-1:30  

 1. Gayle Y. Fisher, M.Ed., Building a Positive ARD Experience:  Working Together with the                          Local Education Agency to Create Better Opportunities for Students    (EMP)
 2. Susan Hoyer, M.Ed. & Brodie Simmons, LPC, Parenting in the 21st Century               (MP)

 3. Kimberly B. Harrison, Ph.D.,Managing Hyperactive & Impulsive Behavior in Children & Teens   (EMP) 

 4. Kathy Gray, MA, LPC, Enhancing the Nervous System through Sensory Processing       (AEMP)

 5. Chris Dendy, M.S., Ready or not! Launching from High School to First Job / Career Training (AEMP)                                                           
 6. Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed., How to Be Angry Better                (AEMP)

BREAK OUT SESSION #3     1:45-3:00

 1. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., ADHD is All About Time  (AEMP)

 2. Chris Dendy, M.S., Addressing Executive Function Deficits in the Classroom               (EMP)

 3. Katherine Jahnke, Coach, Calm, Alert and Learning: Self-Regulating Tips to Optimize
     a Child’s Self-Confidence & Happiness              (EMP)   

 4. Carmen Baez Franceschi, MD, When Medication Doesn’t Work              (AMP)

 5. Aaron H. Fink, MD., When It’s More Than ADHD: ADHD and Comorbid Disorders          (AMP) 

 6. Natalie Montfort, Ph.D., Teaching Kids about Their ADHD and other Diagnoses     (EMP)

BREAK OUT SESSION #4                 3:15-4:30 

 1. Ellen Ortega, LPC & Dulce Torres, LPC-S,Parenting Your Adult Child with ADHD: Your New Role                (AMP)

 2. Melanie Lemanski, Ph.D., The Neurodivergent Brain Goes to College & Work  (AEMP)  

 3. Bernard Rosenberg, M.D., Medication: Tried, True and What’s New         (AMP)

 4. Elizabeth Beguerie, Director of Fusion Academy, Reframing Your Language: How Language Shapes a        Diagnosis to a Super Power                      (EMP)

 5. Trent Everett, Ph.D.& Erin R. Whitney, MA, LPC-S, ADHD, Intensity is Not the Enemy!
     The Transformative Power of the Nurtured Heart Approach               (EMP)

 6. Eddie Rodriguez, B.S., ACT, Procrastination: IGAD! I’ve Got All Day!          (AEMP)

Limited Partial & Full Scholarships Available