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Raising children is hard and so are transitions. Add ADHD into the mix and it can feel much more complicated. Please join us for a discussion on how to manage ADHD during transitions including back-to-school and school breaks. We will discuss o preparing for the increased workload in October and November, o minimizing frustrations, o managing last minute schedule changes including snow days,, o planning for successful planned days off and vacations o managing busy schedules and extracurricular activities. We will also answer questions about ADHD, breaks and transitions, and how to make them the most successful for you and your family. This conversation will address children from preschool through high school and the unique challenges that come at every step of development. About the Speaker: Reesa Pearlman, LCSW-C is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist who has dedicated her practice to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages 3-17. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work with Children and Families and has over ten years of experience supporting children and families. Admission is FREE to CHADD Members, but a $5 Contribution requested from non-members. For meeting updates, changes, and other calendar listings: www.chadd-mc.org/calendar. This program will be cancelled if Howard County Public Schools are closed and evening events are cancelled due to a weather or other county-wide emergency.
There are many postsecondary paths to independence for young adults with ADHD who learn differently. In this presentation, you will learn about traditional college options as well as alternate paths that provide support to students in executive functioning, independent living, and social skills. You will learn that not all colleges and programs are created equal! Programs that provide vocational/technical training and academic skill development will also be discussed. This program is appropriate for parents, and also for students with ADHD, who are considering post-secondary options. The presentation will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A. Speaker: Judith S. Bass, CEP is an internationally recognized expert in the field of college placement for students who learn differently. For the past 19 years, she has provided comprehensive college and post-secondary planning for students who learn differently. Ms. Bass is a contributing author in the recently published book, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Washington Parent and ATTENTION Magazine. Ms. Bass also serves as a consultant to several independent high schools in the Washington, DC area. www.basseducationalservices.com The meeting will be held at the NonProfit Collaborative, Suite 100, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD.