May 2016 Support Group Meeting

CHADD Greater Sacramento’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 7-9 p.m.

The 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 discussion groups (7:00-8:30 PM) will be followed by Networking Time (8:30-9:00 PM).

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

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested of non-CHADD members, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Please note that, due to insurance restrictions, child care is not available at CHADD of Greater Sacramento meetings.

We look forward to seeing you!

April 2016 Support Group Meeting

CHADD Greater Sacramento’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, from 7-9 p.m.

The 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 discussion groups (7:00-8:30 PM) will be followed by Networking Time (8:30-9:00 PM).

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

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested of non-CHADD members, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Please note that, due to insurance restrictions, child care is not available at CHADD of Greater Sacramento meetings.

We look forward to seeing you!

March 2016 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s March support group meeting will be a presentation by staff from Disability Rights California (DRC) on Educational Rights of Students with ADHD.

If you have children with ADHD, or are a student with ADHD, you will want to attend this presentation! Questions will also be taken about the rights of employees with ADHD in the workplace.

This meeting will feature an overview and Q&A about educational rights for students with ADHD, with Andrew Mudryk, Deputy Director of the Sacramento office of DRC, and Taymour Ravandi, staff attorney at DRC.

The speakers will provide information on Section 504 plans and IEPs for youth with ADHD, including a discussion of the benefits of each and potential accommodations and services appropriate for students with ADHD. They will also be available to answer questions. DRC is a statewide legal advocacy organization whose mission is to advocate, investigate, and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.

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

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Andrew Mudryk graduated from the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. He was previously the Director of Litigation and Advocacy for the Arizona Center For Disability Law, where he assisted in complex litigation and counseled cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Medicaid Act. Earlier, Andrew operated a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializing in employment discrimination, special education, and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Association of California.

Taymour Ravandi is an attorney with Disability Rights California who specializes in special education and has been assisting families on special education matters for the past seventeen years. He has also worked on a spectrum of legal issues concerning discrimination and public benefits.

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.

February 2016 Support Group Meeting

CHADD Greater Sacramento’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, from 7-9 p.m.

The February 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 discussion groups (7:00-8:30 PM) will be followed by Networking Time (8:30-9:00 PM).

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

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested of non-CHADD members, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Please note that, due to insurance restrictions, child care is not available at CHADD of Greater Sacramento meetings.

We look forward to seeing you!

January 2016 Support Group Meeting

Start the new year off on the right foot by coming to CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s January support group meeting! The meeting will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, from 7-9 p.m.

The January 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 discussion groups (7:00-8:30 PM) will be followed by Networking Time (8:30-9:00 PM).
CHADD Greater Sacramento meetings are held at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested of non-CHADD members, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Please note that, due to insurance restrictions, child care is not available at CHADD of Greater Sacramento meetings.

We look forward to seeing you in 2016!

 

December 2015 Support Group Meeting

You won’t want to miss our December meeting!

On December 1, 2015, from 7-9 PM, CHADD Sacramento will feature a presentation and Q&A from the MIND Institute ADHD Clinic on:

Non-Pharmacological Treatments for ADHD

While medications often play an important role in ADHD treatment, non-medication approaches can also be part of the picture, whether used alone or in combination with pharmaceutical options. Come learn about techniques and approaches that can help people with ADHD manage their symptoms.
The presenters are:

J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Clinic Director, UC Davis MIND Institute ADHD Clinic. Dr. Dixon is licensed clinical psychologist. She has a long history in child psychopathology, specifically the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and learning differences in children. Currently, Dr. Dixon is the Clinic Director of the MIND Institute ADHD clinic and a member of the UC Davis Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (volunteer clinical faculty), as well as a MIND Institute faculty member. Dr. Dixon’s clinical and research interests include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning differences, anxiety, and mood disorders in children.

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Director, Attention, Impulsivity, Regulation (AIR) and ADHD Program, UC Davis MIND Institute. Dr. Schweitzer’s interests include the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity (ADHD) and related disorders in children and adults using behavioral/neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging methods. Other interests include the use of reinforcement and learning paradigms in imaging as applied to psychopathology. Dr. Schweitzer’s goal is to apply translational research methods using a variety of basic behavioral and physiological techniques to develop novel treatment and preventative approaches to addressing attentional disorders.

The presentation and Q&A (7:00-8:30 PM) will be followed by Networking Time (8:30-9:00 PM).
CHADD Greater Sacramento meetings are held at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested of non-CHADD members, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Please note that, due to insurance restrictions, child care is not available at CHADD of Greater Sacramento meetings.

ADHD Research Study Opportunity

CHADD of Greater Sacramento is sharing information about an ADHD research study opportunity being conducted through the University of California-Davis MIND Institute:

Are you a parent of a child with ADHD? We want to know your experience with ADHD and exercise.

There is some emerging evidence that exercise helps to decrease ADHD symptoms in children, but we do not know which types of exercise parents perceive as the most beneficial and if parents are open to having their children participate in yoga as a form of exercise.

The purpose of this study is to survey parents about their perceptions regarding the effects of exercise on their children’s ADHD symptoms, and evaluate parental receptiveness to having their children participate in yoga as a form of exercise. Through this study we hope to learn which types of organized physical activity children with ADHD are most likely to participate in, and look for trends in the types of physical activities that parents perceive as the most beneficial for their children’s ADHD symptoms. It is important to take parental perceptions into account when considering interventions to be studied in the future. This study will also help to inform future research about parental interest in yoga as an intervention to treat ADHD symptoms in children.

Who Can Participate?

Parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. Your child must be between the ages 3 to 17 for you to participate in this study.

What does the study involve?

This is an online survey study. If you decide to participate you will be asked to answer up to 19 multiple choice or sliding scale questions regarding your child, how exercise affects his or her ADHD symptoms, and your feelings about yoga as a form of exercise.

What are the benefits?

There are no direct benefits to participants from participating in this research.

If you have any questions prior to participating in the study please contact Dr. Samantha Lewis by emailing sclewis@ucdavis.edu or calling 916-703-0279.

Visit the website below to participate in the study:

http://j.mp/1jrydqb