September 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The meeting will feature a discussion of ADHD treatments with guest speaker, James Margolis, M.D. (7-8:30), followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Dr. Margolis will be answering your questions about various approaches to managing ADHD, including issues such as medications, non-pharmaceutical approaches, and ADHD in school and the workplace.

Dr. Margolis is a psychiatrist with over 40 years treating people with ADHD, primarily children, and has been active with CHADD of Greater Sacramento since its start in the 1980s. He is a Honorary Retired Physician with Sutter Medical Center, past Chief of Staff and Director of Sutter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and former Medical Direct of the Sutter Counseling Center.

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

August 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The August meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

June 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The June meeting will feature a lively presentation by CHADD Greater Sacramento coordinator T. J. Vidales on organizational skills and getting “unstuck.” (7-8:30). The speaker presentation will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

T. J. will lead a presentation, discussion, and Q&A focusing on how to hone your organizational skills. Whether at work, home, or school, ADHD can make getting and staying organized a challenge. It can be especially daunting when you are first starting out on an organizing task or project—so much so, that people often find they get overwhelmed and “stuck.” T. J. will help guide participants towards awareness of what tools, tips, and techniques they can use to get “unstuck” and put their environment into greater order. This will be an interactive presentation! We will encourage participants to share about their areas of organizational challenge, as well as what helps—and what hinders—getting organized.

T. J. Vidales was born in Japan, and her unique approach to life stems from being raised and educated in both Japan and the United States (New York and California). T. J. is a proud mother to 2 teenagers (14 & 17) and 2 grown daughters, as well as an experienced educator with over 12 years of experience teaching K-12. In addition to being an innovative educator who strives to do more than just “teach,” T. J. is a passionate advocate for the underdogs who tend to not have a voice. She is the current CHADD of Greater Sacramento Branch Coordinator, as well as a volunteer for PEN Sacramento.

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

May 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The April meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

ADHD Research Opportunities at UC Davis MIND Institute

Two ADHD-related studies at the UC Davis MIND Institute are currently recruiting participants:

INFANT SIBLING STUDY

The UC Davis MIND Institute is currently recruiting for The MIND Institute Infant Sibling Study!

Researchers are conducting a study of early social, language, cognitive, and motor development of infants from birth through 36 months of age.

Families involved in the study will have several visits to the MIND Institute until your child is 3 years old, will receive close tracking of their baby’s development with feedback from experts, and will receive monetary reimbursement for each visit and for completing questionnaires.

Eligible participants in the study are babies with an older sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or typical development. If you are pregnant or have an infant, contact Alesha Hill at (916) 703-0297 or ahill@ucdavis.edu to learn more. More information about the study is also available at the Infant Sibling Study webpage.

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MINT STUDY (Mapping Impulsivity’s Neurodevelopmental Trajectory)

The UC Davis MIND Institute is actively recruiting teenagers and young adults (ages 12-23) who are Typically Developing or who have ADHD to participate in the MINT Study.

Recent research suggests that a lot of new learning and brain development occur in the teen and young adult years. We are trying to understand more about these exciting changes. Our main focus is the development of cognitive control and independence. We are tracking the same individuals over 4 years

as they reach early adulthood and self-reliance. Each year’s participation will be split into approximately 2-4 visits to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento (MIND Institute and/or Imaging Research Center). For each visit, participants will meet for 2-4 hours with personnel and research assistants from Dr. Julie Schweitzer’s lab.

Participants will be compensated financially. Families may receive the results of all testing (IQ) and rating scales upon request. Each participant also receives a T-shirt with a picture of their brain from their fMRI scan. More information is available at: the MINT Study webpage.

If you have questions, or would like to participate, please contact the research team: MINT Study Coordinators, (916) 703-0294 or mint@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Principal Investigator: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.

 

April 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The April meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.