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CADDAC is very interested in learning more about the experiences of girls and women with ADHD in Canada. We will be publishing a policy paper on the topic this fall and would like to include some Canadian survey data, as well as personal comments, to the existing research data. Comments will be anonymous, but will help to add depth to our paper.
To complete the survey, click here.
Wednesday, April 8th & 15th
ADHD in early childhood (under six years of age) continues to be under recognized and under treated. Learn to recognize indicators of early childhood ADHD, what these children look like in the home and school setting, what is involved in an ADHD assessment and why these children have difficulty with executive functioning and self and emotional regulation. Proven behavioural and social skills strategies will also be discussed.
The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing following the live event.
All abilities CElebrated Soccer is a program designed for participants between the ages of 5 - 15 & 16 – 24 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities who are interested in learning more about the FUNdamentals of physical literacy and soccer.
Sundays October 27—December 15, 9:30am—10:25am
CYS Indoor Facility, 745 Fountain Street, Cambridge. CYS jersey provided.
For more information contact Jon Morgan at 519 277-0325 or [email protected].
The ADHD & Asperger's Centre is hosting a 5 session class, "Parents of Kids with ADHD & Asperger's/ASD."
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. The ADHD & Asperger's Centre sees 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". Refreshments and snacks are also offered.
Topics are voted on at the beginning of each course. Topics often discussed include:
This group will run September 11 to October 9 from 6:00-7:30pm.
Learn more about this opportunity on their website.
The ADHD & Asperger's Centre in Guelph is running a 5 week social group or teens from 13 - 16 yrs old who have ADHD and/or Asperger's/ASD.
You will meet every week for two hours to:
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.
Learn more about this opportunity here.