What we're about

Calling all ADHDers, Aspies, and their partners/family members who want to understand them better! Led by Alina Kislenko, a therapist and coach specializing in Adult ADHD and Asperger's (and who has been diagnosed with both herself!), this group unites the ADHD and AS community in Guelph and surrounding areas through our specialized monthly support groups, weekly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy drop in groups, and other such meetings. We also invite you to check out our free local resources for Adult ADHD and AS, including the Strange Brains Talk Radio Show, our Guelph TV series on these topics, and our very active facebook group (all can be found at www.ADHDInterrupted.com).

We look forward to sharing our quirks, learning to harness our superpowers, and sharing stories, tips and research with you to help make life richer for us all :)

Upcoming events (5+)

Parents of Kids with ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Class - 5 Wednesday Sessions

The ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Centre

Join with ADHD and Asperger's experts and other parents/caregivers of kids of all ages with ADHD and/or Asperger's to get your questions answered, support from people who've been there, and a hopeful perspective on your child's future. We see ADHD and Asperger's as a gift and focus on managing the negative symptoms while helping to find and harness the amazing super powers of our kids (like high intelligence, creativity, kindness, and hyper-focusing). Part workshop, part support group, these sessions have been described as "self-care I badly needed", "a safe place to not feel guilty, for once!", and "incredibly informative". We also offer refreshments and snacks! We vote on new topics each course. Topics we often discuss include: Homework & Chores Effective Disciplining Time management & Organization Anger Management Parent Self-Care Communication Skills Social Skills Sleep Issues School Transitioning Career Navigation ​Location: The ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Centre at 55 Cork St. E., Unit 305, Guelph, ON. Parking: Free 2hr parking is available out front and on nearby streets or use paid lot in Quebec St. Mall Length: 5 weeks, 1.5 hours per session Dates: Wednesdays from March 20th - April 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Cost: 225 + tax per person or 298+tx per couple, 50 + tx for one session (out of five)

Parents of Kids with ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Class - 5 Wednesday Sessions

The ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Centre

Join with ADHD and Asperger's experts and other parents/caregivers of kids of all ages with ADHD and/or Asperger's to get your questions answered, support from people who've been there, and a hopeful perspective on your child's future. We see ADHD and Asperger's as a gift and focus on managing the negative symptoms while helping to find and harness the amazing super powers of our kids (like high intelligence, creativity, kindness, and hyper-focusing). Part workshop, part support group, these sessions have been described as "self-care I badly needed", "a safe place to not feel guilty, for once!", and "incredibly informative". We also offer refreshments and snacks! We vote on new topics each course. Topics we often discuss include: Homework & Chores Effective Disciplining Time management & Organization Anger Management Parent Self-Care Communication Skills Social Skills Sleep Issues School Transitioning Career Navigation ​Location: The ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Centre at 55 Cork St. E., Unit 305, Guelph, ON. Parking: Free 2hr parking is available out front and on nearby streets or use paid lot in Quebec St. Mall Length: 5 weeks, 1.5 hours per session Dates: Wednesdays from March 20th - April 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Cost: 225 + tax per person or 298+tx per couple, 50 + tx for one session (out of five)

Strategies for Adult ADHD and Asperger's Group (Weekly)

The ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Centre

**You don't have to ask, just come to these sessions, they're drop in! Everyone is welcome!!** Learn some hands-on techniques for managing and harnessing your ADHD/Aspie superpowers while getting to know people eerily similar to yourself. We're really into a sense of community so it's common that people will go out for tea or drinks after, so feel free to plan some extra time after for social stuff if you like. We're usually somewhere between 4 and 8 participants (ignore the RSVP people count). Common issues we focus on include: time management, prioritization, managing paperwork, scheduling, problem solving, goal completion, focusing, social skills, and maintaining relationships. We vote on a new topic every week. This group usually involves a discussion around a voted topic, a relevant technique or exercise, and setting a goal/intention for the week. Feel free to come alone or bring people from your life who you would like to understand your condition better. People who just want to understand ADHD/AS better can also come on their own. More info at http://www.ADHDInterrupted.com This group is run by Lauren Stein, a counsellor & coach who specializes in ADHD and Asperger's and who herself has ADHD and symptoms of Asperger's. Cost: First session free, following sessions are $15 each *Free 2hr parking out front, or paid parking lots all around (including in Quebec Street Mall, just across the street) *People 16 years and over are welcome

Teen Social Group (13-16yrs) for Youth with ADHD & Asperger's/ASD- 5 Sessions

The ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Centre

A social group for teens from 13 - 16 yrs old who have ADHD and/or Asperger's/ASD! In this 5 session group, we'll meet every week for two hours to: Learn social skills Discuss dating issues Have fun Play games Make friends with other youth with neurodiversity For a lot of teens with neurodiversity, it's tough to connect with peers, so we've created a fun, interactive environment that takes the pressure off, where you can find life-long friends :) Every week, we'll do a new activity that the teens get to vote on. Come for a session to try it out or sign up for the whole 5 sessions at a large discount - whatever your needs, this group is here for you (whether to dip in your pinkie toe or cannon ball in :)) When: 5 Saturdays from Mar 23rd to Apr 27th, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Dates: Sat, March 23rd Sat, March 30th Sat, April 6th - skip a week- ​Sat, April 20th Sat, April 27th Facilitator: ​​​This group is run by Coach Kate, an ADHD & Asperger's/ASD specialized coach with ADHD and symptoms of Asperger's herself. Kate specilizes in working with teens and youth with neurodiversity as she LOVES helping them find and harness their interests and special abilities! Always ready to break into a smile, invent a game out of nowhere, or craft a comedy routine from scratch, teens love Kate because she's young, energetic, honest, willing to embarrass herself at a moment's notice for the sake of learning, and totally nonjudgmental. Cost: $124 +tx for all 5 two-hour sessions ($25 off if you get the 5 session pass!) $209 +tx for two teens for all 5 two-hour sessions ($40 off from the one teen rate) $29 +tx for 1 two-hour session

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