ADHDKCTeen meetings are free and open to the public. A diagnosis of ADHD is not required, since anyone can learn from the information provided. Who doesn’t want self improvement?
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We ask all teens who participate in our meetings and events to register as members each school year. This not only helps us keep in touch with those who are interested in our group, but also ensures that they see our behavior expectations and agree to the conditions set forth on the application form. We want everyone in attendance to feel secure that that others will not talk about things learned about specific individuals with others. This means no gossiping! We will remind everyone of this very important issue at each meeting.
March 5, 2019
Are you the great procrastinator? Do you want to learn how to identify the barriers to getting started and finishing tasks? You’re in luck! Lindsay Ryan from Great Oaks Counseling will return to talk about these things with the ADHDKCTeen group (and their parents if they want to stay).
Cindy Brennan from Healthy Roots Counseling will talk to parents of young children about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
Both students and parents will meet in separate rooms on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 6 – 8 pm in the Community Center building at St. Joseph’s Medical Center (just off of I-435 and State Line).
We appreciate your RSVP so we can arrange for seating!
If you can’t make it…
If you cannot make it but are interested in getting online access, please fill out the Membership Agreement if you haven’t already. All members of our group receive a password to gain entry to our Member’s Only Page. All events that have been recorded will be posted to this page.
- March 19: Our Senior Teen Leaders, Connor and Sarah, will lead a talk of their own. They will share what their lives have been like living with ADHD, the ups and downs and what they’ve learned along the way. They’re excited to share more of themselves during this special meeting.
- April 2: Paula from ADDvantage KC (and one of our coordinators) and Jonathan Kindler, a local therapist who has been an alternate for KC Wolf for 15 years, will be talking about how ADHD has helped them become who they are today. This will be a combined group of the parents and students.
- May 7: Melissa Mereghetti and Nicole Jennison, both Registered Dieticians at Children’s Mercy, will talk about nutrition and ADHD.
The Chadd disclaimer prior to meetings:
February 2019 Meeting
Natalie Bergman from Horizon Academy helped us identify what skills we need to live independently then shared tools to help us be successful in that transition. Parents joined the student group due to bad weather.
January 2019 Meeting
Our January meeting kicked the year off right with Lindsay and Michelle from Great Oaks Therapy. They lead our group through several activities to teach us about improving communication in families. This was recorded so that our members who were unable to attend can view it on our Member’s Only page. Membership is free, see our Membership page for details!
December 2018 Meeting
ADHD Coach Diane McLean and her lovable lab, Digby, helped us prepare for some holiday baking by using a backwards planning technique.
November 2018 Meeting
Rachel Nagy from Visionary Life Counseling and Gateway of Hope talked about mindfulness at “How Do I Get Stuff Done?”
October 2018 Meeting
Psychologist Stella Fernandez and Kristin, an intern, discussed navigating friendships and peer relationships.
September 2018 Meeting
Katherine Melton presented “Building a Resilient You” after our Teen Leaders lead everyone through several rounds of a fun game. We experienced technical difficulties with the online viewing so it is not available.
Before the speaker’s presentation we played a fun ice breaker – collecting clothespins without getting hit by the pool noodle.
We had a table at the KC Public School’s annual Summerfest! Sarah, Connor, and Anna helped answer questions and spread the word about our group.
Midwest ADHD Conference
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