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This group is for parents of children or teens with ADHD, as well as adults with ADHD. The group is sponsored by the Howard County branch of CHADD of Greater Baltimore (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), an international non-profit organization. We provide current, accurate, evidence-based information about ADHD. Each meeting features a local speaker on a topic, usually one suggested by attendees, followed by Q&A on the topic. We provide a safe and supportive space for those who are challenged by ADHD and want to interact with others. All meetings are facilitated by a CHADD volunteer. Visit our group website (www.chadd-mc.org) for more details about CHADD.

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Now that my child has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, what comes next?

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Dr. Fertsch will explore a holistic approach to managing ADD/ADHD, with particular emphasis on children. She will introduce evidence-based guidelines for behavior, academic, and medication interventions. She will provide resources to help families navigate the challenging terrain of this chronic condition. This is a free event.

Dr. Diana Fertsch is a practicing pediatrician at Dundalk Pediatrics for 29 years. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland/Baltimore County and her PhD in immunology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She attended medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Fertsch has held leadership roles in Maryland American Academy of Pediatrics. She has enrolled her practice to participate in many quality improvement and innovative projects over the years including caring for children with special health care needs, screening children for developmental issues, establishing protocols for youth transitioning to adult services, improving vaccination rates in children, and creating a health education program for children who struggle with obesity. For more than a decade, she hosted a monthly parent support group for families caring for children with ADHD. The best part of her day is supporting her patients and families to celebrate wellness and guide families through the challenging times. Dr. Fertsch is a Past-Coordinator of Greater Baltimore CHADD.

Inattentive-type ADHD: It’s Not Just for Girls

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Inattentive-type ADHD: It’s Not Just for Girls

Kristin Wilcox, PhD.

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DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
TIME: 7 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: This program will be presented virtually via Zoom

RSVP: [masked] (Please put RSVP CHADD September 20 in the subject line)

About the Program: Change what you think you know about ADHD in boys. Dr. Wilcox, researcher and mother to an ADHD son dispels the myth of hyperactivity and impulsivity as the defining symptoms of ADHD in boys, shares how she learned to work with her son’s ADHD brain, and highlights the positive side of having ADHD.

About the Speaker: Kristin Wilcox has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and spent over 20 years in academia as a behavioral pharmacologist studying drug abuse behavior and ADHD medications. She has authored several manuscripts published in peer reviewed scientific journals. Her book “Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain: Helping Children and Parents to Understand Inattentive-type ADHD” shares her son’s experiences with inattentive-type ADHD, and her insights on parenting an ADHD son. Dr. Wilcox serves on the executive board of the Inattentive ADHD Coalition (www.iadhd.org). She lives in Maryland with her husband and is a mom to two sons. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ADHDAdventures.

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Neuroscience of ADHD and Dyslexia (with Dr. Vincent Culotta)

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