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“Changing Our Lens: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions”
Nicole Negro, Nori Weiler, & Randy Viscio, The Quaker School at Horsham
“She’s just attention-seeking!”
“He knows what he is doing and is getting away with it!”
“We need to hold her accountable!”
“He’s doing this just to get out of doing the work!”
These are some common statements we have become accustomed to hearing adults use to describe the inability of our students to meet our expectations. Unfortunately, most of the traditional behavioral beliefs we subscribe to have popularized this thinking causing irreparable damage. At the Quaker School at Horsham we have been changing the lens through which we view our students and inviting them to be partners in solving problems. In this presentation we will share the aspects of this process with you.
Former Teacher and current Dean of Students at The Quaker School; Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Certified School Practitioner
Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Current Upper School Social Worker at The Quaker School; Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Certified School Practitioner
Former Special Education Teacher and Supervisor of Special Education; Current Licensed Behavior Specialist at the Quaker School at Horsham; Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Certified School Practitioner
Join us by Zoom to meet with other adults with ADHD. Discuss challenges, successes and solutions. This meeting is a casual conversation with our tribe. If you want to contribute to the conversation feel free, if not, feel comfortable just listening. Members share, ask questions and have a few laughs while learning about ADHD/ADD.
Register to receive the Zoom link by email.
While you may know that you or your partner has ADHD, you may not realize the many ways in which ADHD can impact your relationship. After an ADHD diagnosis, many couples prepare to encounter telltale symptoms of hyperactivity, lack of focus, or frequent distractibility. We are often not watching for the atypical symptoms that can be potentially more disruptive to our close relationships. ADHD can also affect time management, substance use, and even emotional regulation.
In this webinar, Supriya Williamson will highlight the lesser known and yet common challenges that couples with ADHD face, and how you and your partner can address these challenges to create a happy, supportive relationship.
Supriya Williamson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at Dragonfly Psychological Associates in Media, PA. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. She works with children, adolescents, families, and couples. Supriya brings a strengths-based and collaborative approach to her practice of therapy and pulls from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and family systems theory. Her passion is helping individuals, families, and couples to identify and shift problematic patterns so that they can lead more balanced and happy lives.
“ADHD and Autism: Critical Markers of Outcome from Childhood to Adulthood”
Benjamin Yerys, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Clinicians have only been allowed to diagnose ADHD in autistic youth and adults in the last 7 years. The field’s understanding of how the presence of these two neurodevelopmental conditions in the same child or adult is just beginning to emerge. This talk will summarize the current landscape of how ADHD impacts development among autistic youth, as well as meaningful outcomes like independent transportation, quality-of-life and response to treatment. I will also discuss avenues of research that are needed to further improve the quality of care for these youth and their families.
Benjamin E. Yerys, Ph.D., is a child psychologist in the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Yerys leads CAR’s research on the brain basis and treatment of attention and executive function. Dr. Yerys has published extensively on the presence of executive function impairments in children with ASD, and how they relate to core repetitive behavior symptoms of ASD or common co-occurring disorders like ADHD. Dr. Yerys conducts evaluations for children and adolescents suspected of an ASD at the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.