Welcome! LA ADHD is a community hosted by Children & Adults with ADHD of San Fernando Valley (aka CHADD of San Fernando Valley) a local, award-winning nonprofit with one mission ... to improve the lives of people living with ADHD. This is our public Meetup group, but we also have a private Meetup group for those who want to follow/attend our events and activities but prefer to have their membership in our group private to others on Meetup. You can join our private Meetup group HERE (https://www.meetup.com/CHADD-SFV/). The information is the same in both locations, so no need to join both - unless you just want double the emails! ;)
What's kind of events does the LA ADHD community offer? We provide the Los Angeles ADHD community with a monthly ADHD-education speaker series, several in-person monthly peer support groups, and online educational webinars. We also host two private, online peer support groups, share evidence-based/non-biased education and information, enable members to share local ADHD-related resources and host occasional training and workshops.
Who is this group for? All who are living with ADHD, affected by ADHD as a family member or friend, and those who are involved in supporting those living with ADHD. So that means, parents of ADHD children, adults with ADHD, extended family of those living with ADHD, partners of ADHD adults, childcare professionals, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists, and other treatment professionals. Our current leadership is made up of both parents of ADHD children and adults with ADHD (some of whom also serve the ADHD community). Together we can build a strong, educated, ADHD-savvy community in Los Angeles!
Are support group meetings free? There is no set fee to attend, attendees are asked to pay what they're able at the door. 100% of those donations are used to fund the development and operations of our nonprofit's community programs. You do not have to be a member of CHADD to attend, however a family CHADD annual membership is $53 annually and comes with a subscription to CHADD's Attention Magazine and supports our local work as well as CHADD's national advocacy work. If you choose to, you can join HERE (https://chadd.org/get-involved/membership/)(please select San Fernando Valley as your "home group" from the drop-down menu).
Tell me more about the host. CHADD of San Fernando Valley is a local nonprofit and was awarded 2019 CHADD Affiliate of the Year ( https://www.theadhdconference.org/page/1428807/awards ) at the 2019 International Conference on ADHD - hosted by ADDA, CHADD, and ACO - for our work supporting and empowering the ADHD community in the Los Angeles area. For more information visit CHADDofSFV.org or our Facebook Group @CHADDSFV.
Tell me more about CHADD. Founded in 1987, CHADD is a national, non-profit, tax-exempt [Section 501(c)(3)] organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD and their families. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHADD operates the National Resource Center (NRC) on ADHD and publishes a variety of education materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include CHADD.org, The NRC Library, Attention magazine, Attention weekly, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.
CHADD and CHADD of San Fernando Valley do not endorse any product, service, publication, medication, or treatment. We exist to provide support, education, and resources to those impacted by ADHD. CHADD is a national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support.