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Welcome to Greater Orange County CHADD Chapter #455. We are parents, adults, teens, kids, professionals, and educators who have or deal with someone with AD/HD. We are volunteers who serve people throughout Orange County, California on behalf of our national organization Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

Founded in 1987, CHADD has local support group meetings, moderated meetings and EXPERT EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS throughout the U.S. Each group offers programming or information specific to their geographic area.

Greater OC CHADD Chapter #455 offers three different monthly meetings for anyone wanting to learn more about AD/HD and network with others for support. Best of all, the meetings are NO COST. You do not have to be a member of CHADD to attend. Click on a meeting button below to learn more!

You can find out more about this support group at Greater OC CHADD (http://www.greaterocchadd.org)

Upcoming events (5+)

Combining Medication and Non-medication Treatments for ADHD

ADHD Adult Presentation Wednesday, February 20,[masked]:00 – 9:00pm “Combining Medication and Non-medication Treatments for ADHD” Presented by: Dr. Lawrence Budner, Psychiatrist Dr. Budner will discuss a style of treatment that is multi-modal. He will present on a range of treatments, including individual and family therapy, behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychiatric medications, as well as information on effective treatments for ADHD/ADD and other co-occurring conditions. Bring your questions, Dr. Budner has answers and you can call him Larry! Dr. Budner received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University, and then trained in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry at UCI, where he was both chief resident in psychiatry and chief fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is board-certified in both adult, and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has been on the staff of CHOC since 1988, and was head of psychiatry there until a hospital-based psychiatrist was recruited in 2001. Dr. Budner specializes in ADHD, ADD and co-occurring psychiatric conditions. LOCATION: H4K Coaching, Training & Therapy Center 145 W. Main Street (upstairs) Tustin, CA 92780 Meetings are FREE and open to the public. You do not have to be a CHADD member to attend. For map & directions, visit: www.greaterOCchadd.org For more information email: [masked] CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization for individuals with ADHD, their families and professionals. Over 150 local chapters across the U.S. offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals. FREE monthly support group meetings provide a forum for continuing education for parents and professionals interested in learning more about ADHD in children and adults. For more information about, visit chadd.org CHADD does NOT endorse any one treatment, medication, provider, publication, service or product.

ADHD Marriage - Stop Sabotaging Intimacy

Heart 4 Kids Center

ADHD Adult Presentation Wednesday, March 20,[masked]:00 – 9:00pm Michael Uram is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Costa Mesa, CA. He specializes in treating Anxiety, ADHD and Asperger’s. He has written articles for Parenting OC, CAMFT, and has appeared on KCAL. He emphasizes using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving Techniques. LMFT 45428, LPC 1984 For map & directions, visit: www.greaterOCchadd.org For more information email: [masked] CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization for individuals with ADHD, their families, and professionals. Over 150 local chapters across the U.S. offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals. FREE monthly support group meetings provide a forum for continuing education for parents and professionals interested in learning more about ADHD in children and adults. For more information about, visit chadd.org CHADD does NOT endorse any one treatment, medication, provider, publication, service or product.

Understand Emotions & Motivation in Adults with ADHD: Implications for Treatment

ADHD General Presentation Wednesday, April 17,[masked]:00 – 9:00 PM “Understanding Emotions & Motivation in Adults with ADHD: Implications for Treatment” Presenter: Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., Brown Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, CA. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Dr. Brown will explain the: • ‘Central Mystery of ADHD.’ Why children and adults with ADHD can focus and sustain effort for a few specific tasks or activities in which they have strong interest, but not for many other tasks they recognize as important — “why ADHD looks like ‘willpower’ problem but isn’t.” • Important role of emotions and motivation in ADHD — “How the brain ‘Googles’ to shape motivation and how impairments of working memory in ADHD can cause “emotional flooding” that can disrupt work as well as social and family relationships. • The importance of ‘fine-tuning’ ADHD medications to optimize the dosing and timing for each individual patient’s response to fit their body’s sensitivity and daily schedule. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. is a Yale-trained clinical psychologist who served on the clinical faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine for more than 20 years. He moved to California in 2017 & opened a new clinical practice, the Brown Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, located in Manhattan Beach. The Brown ADHD Clinic provides assessment and treatment for children, teenagers and adults with ADHD and related problems. The clinic’s website is www.BrownADHDclinic.com Location: Heart 4 Kids Center 145 W. Main Street Tustin, CA 92780 Meetings are FREE and open to the public. You do not have to be a CHADD member to attend. For map & directions, visit: www.greaterOCchadd.org or email: [masked] CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization for individuals with ADHD, their families and professionals. Over 150 local chapters across the U.S. offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals. FREE monthly support group meetings provide a forum for continuing education for parents and professionals interested in learning more about ADHD in children and adults. For more information about, visit chadd.org CHADD does NOT endorse any one treatment, medication, provider, publication, service or product.

What is mindfulness and why is it important?

Heart 4 Kids Center

ADHD Adult Presentation Wednesday, May 15,[masked]:00 – 9:00 pm “What is mindfulness and why is it important?” Presented by: Bahar Delaram, MFT #100486 Ever notice how frustrating it is when you can’t seem to stop unwanted thoughts and feelings? Have you ever desired a more peaceful, ordered mind? The solution to these problems can be found in ancient mindfulness teachings and practicing simple techniques to restore balance in the mind. For the past 6 years Bahar has served the greater Orange County area in three main roles. (1) As a marriage and family therapist in private practice and several other places such as College hospital. (2) As a meditation group leader and facilitator. (3) In addition to those two roles, Bahar has conducted several seminars and workshops about mindfulness, emotionally focused therapy and transactional analysis. LOCATION: H4K Coaching, Training & Therapy Center 145 W. Main Street (upstairs) Tustin, CA 92780 Meetings are FREE and open to the public. You do not have to be a CHADD member to attend. For map & directions, visit: www.greaterOCchadd.org For more information email: [masked] CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization for individuals with ADHD, their families and professionals. Over 150 local chapters across the U.S. offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals. FREE monthly support group meetings provide a forum for continuing education for parents and professionals interested in learning more about ADHD in children and adults. For more information about, visit chadd.org CHADD does NOT endorse any one treatment, medication, provider, publication, service or product.

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Mobile Tech For Your ADHD (iPhone & Android)

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