ADHD Parents'
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Brilliant! Exciting! Bursting with energy! LEARN MORE The 4th annual ADHD Parents' Palooza brings together 32 of the world's top ADHD and parenting experts engaging in a spectacular series of 16 conversations among colleagues. Parents, grandparents, and providers of ADHD kids of any age will gain essential guidance and reassurance in this unprecedented event. Hosted by ADDiva® & ImpactParents®
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32 Experts Share Their Wisdom on ADHD & Parenting — with Each Other!

Leading World Experts

We’re talking with the world’s LEADING experts in ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and more, such as Russell Barkley, Ph.D.,  Laura Markham, Ph.D., Ned Hallowell, MD and Temple Grandin. Ph.D.

These experts are the real deal.

It’s hard to know who to trust on the internet. In this innovative event, leading experts talk with each other in thoughtful conversations, reinforcing each other’s advice and asking each other insightful questions.

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We’ve encapsulated the best advice from 32 leading experts in just 16 conversations. With several conversations about ADHD in each of three days you can watch the videos at your own convenience. 

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Our Speakers

DAY 1: ADHD TREATMENT & ITS BARRIERS

Linda Roggli, PCC & Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC

Introduction to ADHD Treatment and Its Barriers

Edward Hallowell, M.D. & Sarah Vinson, M.D.

Innovations in Psychiatry and ADHD

Sarah Cheyette, M.D. & Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells, M.D.

Treatment Decisions for Children and Teens with ADHD

Jessica McCabe
Evelyn Polk Green, M.S.Ed. & Jessica McCabe

Barriers to Getting & Using Support for ADHD

Hayden Lee, MCC & Loucresie Rupert, M.D.

Neuroscience, Racial Bias & ADHD

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D. & Dulce Torres, LPC-S, BCC, ACC

Young ADHD Adults: Risky Behaviors, Failing to Launch, and Beyond

DAY2: IMPROVING COMMUNICATION & SUPPORTING KIDS

Linda Roggli, PCC & Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC

Introduction to Improving Communication & Support for Kids

Laura Markham. Ph.D. & Mark Bertin, M.D.

Mindful Communication in ADHD Families

Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov, Esq. & Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC

Talking with ADHD Kids about Tech & Other Social Stuff

Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, CPCC
Taniesha Burke. Ph.D. & Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC

Relationships in the World of ADHD

Debbie Reber
Debbie Reber, M.A. & Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz, LMFT

Supporting Parents of 2e ADHD Kids in School

Gretchen Wegner & Seth Perler, M.Ed.

Executive Function Support for ADHD Students

DAY 3: NAVIGATING ADHD & CO-EXISTING CONDITIONS

Linda Roggli, PCC & Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC

Introduction to Navigating ADHD and Co-existing Conditions

Russell Barkley, Ph.D. & Jerome Schultz, Ph. D.

Anxiety and ADHD

Temple Grandin, Ph.D. & Diane Dempster, CPC, PCC

ADHD and Autism

Mary Ann Richey, M.Ed. & Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

ADHD Differences Between Boys and Girls

Penny Williams
Elizabeth Brink & Penny Williams

Self-Care for Adults with Anxiety & ADHD

Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC & Nikki Kinzer, PCC

What to Look for in an ADHD Expert

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 Linda Roggli, PCC, CLC

ADDiva Network

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC

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Overview to ADHD Treatment & Its Barriers

For most families, treatment for ADHD can be surprisingly difficult. To make matters even more complicated, potential barriers to treatment are wide, varied, and often hidden. In this brief overview, Linda & Elaine introduce today’s five conversations among colleagues, a series of enlightening discussions about ADHD Treatment and Its Barriers.

Innovations in Psychiatry and ADHD

Dr. Ned Hallowell & Dr. Sarah Vinson 
Monday, July 26, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Psychiatric treatment for ADHD is simultaneously very much the same as it was for Dr. Ned Hallowell in 1981, and also dramatically improved as a result of extensive research and developments over the last few decades. Psychiatrists and other providers have many factors to consider in the medical treatment of ADHD, including genetic tendencies and predispositions, socio-economic disparities, symptoms that may come from a wide-range of co-existing conditions, and the impact of many different experiences of trauma. 

In this profoundly interesting conversation, two leading psychiatrists in the treatment of ADHD, Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. Sarah Vinson, meet each other for the first time and discuss nuances and inconsistencies when treating ADHD in the modern world.


Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson is a triple board certified physician who specializes in adult, child & adolescent, and forensic psychiatry. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she is the creator and rotation director of Psychiatry Mini-Rotation for pediatric interns. She is the co-editor of two texts, Social (In)Justice and Mental Health and Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers and has written book chapters on the social determinants of children’s mental health, child trauma, social media and children’s mental health, and fostering resilience. During her tenure on the board of the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she strengthened connections with the local pediatric community. She has planned CME events and spoken at multiple conferences with pediatric audiences. Additionally, she has experience being co-located with and providing integrated care services and consultation to pediatric providers.

Dr. Vinson is the founder of the Lorio Psych Group, an Atlanta, GA based mental health practice providing expert care and consultation. Dr. Vinson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida A & M University. After graduating from medical school at the University of Florida with Research Honors and as an Inductee in the Chapman Humanism Honors Society, she completed her general psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. While there, she also received specialized training in trauma through the Victims of Violence Program. She then returned to the South to complete fellowships in both child & adolescent and forensic psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Vinson was appointed by the Georgia governor to the 24 member Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission and is the Child Subcommittee chair.

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD.

As the host of the twice-weekly Distraction podcast, Dr. Hallowell explores with guests how to better connect with others and how each of us can implement strategies that can turn modern problems into new-found strengths. He is also a sought-after international speaker and has presented to thousands on topics including the strengths of ADHD, strategies on handling fast-paced life, parenting and a range of other pertinent family and health issues.

Dr Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many more. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude Magazine.

Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife Sue and they have three children, Lucy, Jack and Tucker.

Treatment Decisions for Children and Teens with ADHD

Monday, July 26, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

The medical management of kids with ADHD is certainly more complicated than most parents wish. Parents face what seem like an unending number of ‘treatment decisions’ as medical managers for children with ADHD and related co-existing conditions. In the best of worlds, parents are guided by well-informed physicians and providers as their children and teens emerge into young adults – leading parents to make the most effective decisions about combinations of behavior management and medicine. However, all too often, many providers are not well informed themselves about the ‘decision trees’ parents need to consider with each new stage of development. 

In this conversation between two prescribing physicians who specialize in the treatment of children and teens with ADHD, Drs. Sarah Cheyette and Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells establish the gold standard for treatment. They speak clearly about the relationship between “pills and skills” in the treatment of ADHD, providing an essential, informative conversation for all parents of kids of all ages.


Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells is a board certified pediatrician and the owner and President of Girls to Women/Young Men’sHealth and Wellness Fort Worth, a multi-faceted clinic providing integrated medical care dedicated to meeting the physical and emotional needs of young women and men ages 10-25 years old. As a physician with ADHD herself, she has a special interest in caring for patients with ADHD and learning issues. Dr. Parcells Regularly Speaks to parent, student, and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress, adolescent development, sexuality, and preparing for college.

Sarah Cheyette, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and Autism. She graduated from Princeton University and UCLA Medical School and has a thriving private practice in Palo Alto, CA. where she counsels and treats kids, teens, young adults and adults. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She is the author of four books- three of them on ADHD: Winning with ADHD , ADHD & The Focused Mind and most recently ADHD & Me. She is a regular contributor for Psychology Today and is a popular speaker on many topics including ADHD, Autism, the brain, teens, adults with ADHD and Autism, physician updates, neurology, focus issues and recommendations. Follow her @SarahCheyetteMD

 

ENCORE BONUS: Moving from Unfocused to Focused Thinking OR do you want me and Carolyn to come up with something together? All of ADHD treatment is aimed at moving from unfocused thinking to more focused thinking. Learn the basic principles of how to do this! Both kids and adults can benefit from these simple principles that make huge differences.

Let's Just Talk about ADHD

Evelyn Polk-Green & Jessica McCabe
Monday, July 26, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Learning to use supports to navigate ADHD and asking for help are difficult for many young people with ADHD, often until they’ve already begun to experience ‘failures’ or have otherwise ‘hit a wall.’ And yet, most parents want nothing more for their kids than for them to overcome all the difficult barriers they face so they can achieve a successful life as adults. Because ADHD is so complicated, its barriers are not always clear – and it turns out that asking for and accepting help may be the biggest obstacle of all! Of course, because that’s what parents want more than anything – for kids to be able to ask for help and then to accept it – it can create a challenging dynamic in families with ADHD.

In this thoughtful, heart-felt conversation, veteran ADHD educators, Evelyn Polk-Green & Jessica McCabe, talk about what it’s really like to get a handle on navigating ADHD and how we can find a path to get (and use) the support we need.


Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd, is a former board member and past president of both ADDA, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Evelyn is an adult with ADHD and the mother of two adult sons, both of whom also have ADHD. Active in ADHD and mental health advocacy for more than 25 years she has served as a leader representing the family voice in the ADHD and mental health communities in many capacities, including as a member of the Network on Children’s Mental Health Services funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

She has been focused on the challenges of ADHD in minority, poor and other underserved populations throughout her advocacy career. She is the recipient of several honors for her volunteer work in mental health and education, including the Beacon College Achieving Lifetime Vision and Excellence (ALiVE) Award for her advocacy work on behalf of children and adults with learning differences and ADHD.

Evelyn works as an administrator with the Chicago Public Schools, planning professional development programs for early childhood special education professionals and families. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.

Jessica McCabe is the brain behind How to ADHD, a popular YouTube series that regularly releases easily accessible, research-based content providing a toolbox of strategies and deeply felt understanding and acceptance to ADHD brains, as well as resources and education for the people who love them. The channel focuses on teaching people how to be themselves and work with their brains, rather than against them, and has garnered the support of over half a million subscribers.
Jessica has a passion for sharing what she’s learned through her own struggles and experiences with ADHD; which she does in a unique style that spans the range from quirky and humorous, to deeply vulnerable and validating. She is well known for her 2017 Ted Talk, “This is What It’s Really Like to Have ADHD,” where she shares with the audience what it’s like to grow up with an ADHD brain and all the ups and downs that come with it. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, ADDitude Magazine, Today.com, Upworthy, and more.

Neuroscience, Racial Bias & ADHD

Loucresie Rupert, MD & Hayden Lee, MCC
Monday, July 26, 2021, 7 am EDT

Is there a connection between ADHD and racial bias? Does neurodiversity predispose children or adults to various kinds of discrimination and bias? Does that change depending on a person’s ethnicity or socio-economic background? 

This unique, cutting-edge conversation between leading neurodiversity specialists, Psychiatrist Dr. Loucresie Rupert and Master Certified Coach Hayden Lee, explores what can happen for people with ADHD when there are other forms of bias at play. Find out more about how treatment for ADHD changes depending on other influences of trauma, gender, race, or other diversities.


Loucresie Nichelle MD, is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who currently practices at Gundersen Health System. She specializes in neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, learning differences, etc.), children with trauma, children in foster care or who have been adopted, and adults with developmental disabilities.  She received a BA in Foreign Language (Spanish) from the University of South Alabama. She completed medical school and Adult Psychiatry residency at the University of South Alabama. She completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently aids in the fight towards racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious, areligious, disability and neurodiverse equality through her work as co-founder of Physician Women SOAR (Support, Organize, Advocate, Reclaim), an organization of physician women that raises money, awareness and educates for the aforementioned intersectional causes.  She also serves her community through her participation in B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge). She aims to help empower those with mental health diagnosis and neurodiversity through her company Insightful Consultant LLC via speaking engagements, education and training on a plethora of mental health and diversity-related topics. Dr. Rupert  is neurodiverse herself and  is an adoptive parent of 2 wonderful children.

Hayden Lee is a Master Certified Coach, holding the highest credential possible in the professional coaching industry. He is an Executive Life and Leadership Coach and Founder of Hayden Lee Coaching International and Co-Founder of Master Mind Institute.

Seen as an industry expert and chosen as one of the “Top 20 Best Life Coaches in Los Angeles,” in 2018, 2019, and 2020 by Expertise.com, Hayden works with high achieving, highly motivated, and highly committed executives, leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals who are ready to make the changes needed for exponential growth in their personal and professional lives. He helps powerful leaders find their edge to fly at their highest levels. He has coached leaders from Fortune 500 and Forbes 500 companies.

By using his coaching magic and intuition superpower, he is able to deepen awareness for leaders at the individual level, which then drastically improves communication and productivity at the team level, which then sets the foundation to elevate and transform the direction of an entire organization.

He was one of the Lead Trainers at Coach Training EDU, an ICF-accredited institution, where he co-created the Executive Coach Training program. He now sits on their Advisory Board. He has trained and mentored hundreds of coaches worldwide.

He is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle ProfileLeadership Culture Survey and the Integrative Enneagram personality and motivation system. Using these tools, he works with individuals and teams who are passionate about increasing their leadership effectiveness and creating work cultures that inspire individual and team best.

He is on of the coaching faculty of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) and Integrative Enneagram Solutions.

As a highly sought-after speaker and facilitator, he has spoken at or led trainings at TEDx, UC Berkeley, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Nielsen company, CAUSE, the International Enneagram Conference in Cape Town, South Africa and many more.

He is an active member of 4PC, a community of extraordinary leaders from around the globe.

He volunteers his time serving on the Board of Directors for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. He is also Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Committee of the Chamber. In this role, he spearheaded the Leadership Santa Monica program, a 7-day experience to inspire and empower young professionals by learning from and meeting some of Santa Monica’s most influential leaders ranging from state government officials to executives at Lionsgate films and Hulu.

One of Hayden’s favorite quotes is by Leo Tolstoy: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” 

 

ENCORE BONUS: Family Meeting Planner — A way to structure monthly family meetings.

Young Adults: Risky Behaviors, Failing to Launch, and Beyond

Dr. Roberto Olivardia & Dulce Torres 
Monday, July 26, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Parents of emerging adults tend to feel like they are sitting on a ticking time-bomb, desperate to prepare their teens and young adults for the responsibilities of adulthood. And yet, they are very often uncertain as to how best to support their kids once they become adults in the eyes of the law. The risks facing teens and young adults, especially when they have not yet learned how to manage their ADHD well, include many impulsive or stimulation-seeking behaviors such as substance use and abuse, promiscuous sexuality, self-harm, and more. 

In this extraordinarily compelling conversation, Roberto Olivardia and Dulce Torres draw from extensive experience as therapists and/or coaches supporting families of young adults to offer suggestions for parents to improve dynamics with their emerging young adults.


Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. He has presented at many talks, webinars and conferences around the country. He serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD, ADDA and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, is a Featured Expert on Understood.org and a frequent contributor and Scientific Advisory Board Member for ADDitude.

Dulce Torres is a licensed professional counselor-supervisor, board-certified coach, and associate certified coach specializing in ADHD, anxiety, and depression.  Dulce provides ADHD coaching for adults looking to create change in their lives (at work, home, socially).  Dulce believes every person can live a life beyond limitation as they have their inner strengths and can learn strategies and skills to achieve their goals. 

Dulce is the founder of Avant-Garde Center and ADHD Coaching & Training since 2011.  Since 2005 she has served on the national board and as the Co-Coordinator of the North Texas Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

She is a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Attention Deficit Disorders Association, Attention Deficit Disorders Association  – Southern Region (ADDA-SR), Texas Counseling Association (TCA), and Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT). Dulce is an author of 365 and 365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD. In addition, Dulce has been a featured columnist for Spanish-language newspapers in the Dallas & Fort Worth area.

Introduction to Improving Communication & Support for Kids

Relationships generally get complicated when any member of a family has ADHD, compounded by nervous systems that are typically stressed-out and unregulated. Defensiveness and emotional reactivity pave the way for poor communication, making it difficult to provide the support kids need most. Today, look for a theme about the importance of regulating the nervous system for effective management of ADHD. 

In this brief overview, Linda & Elaine discuss today’s five conversations among colleagues, providing an introduction for a series of interviews on Improving Communication & Support for Kids.

Improving Communication in Families with ADHD

Mark Bertin, M.D. &  Laura Markham, Ph.D.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

If only communication in families with ADHD was easy, right? If only ADHD didn’t exaggerate all the things that can challenge family communication, like hyper-sensitivity, over-reactivity, defensiveness, and the complications of stress. When parents are responsive, they can skillfully and calmly navigate ADHD, creating an environment of safety for their kids. As they learn to self-manage more skillfully, they can repair and enhance relationships when life gets stressful. 

Tune in to hear Dr. Laura Markham and Dr. Mark Bertin share their insights on parenting and the challenges of ADHD in families. This calming conversation between leading voices on mindfulness and communication is full of wisdom and clear guidance.


Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest pediatric care.   He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens.  Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read.  His blog is available through Mindful.org, Psychology Today, and elsewhere.  For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.

Dr. Laura Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, and now her latest book, The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting.

Dr. Laura Markham earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless families across the world. Over 160,000 moms and dads enjoy Dr. Laura’s free weekly coaching posts via email. You can sign up on any page of her website, AhaParenting.com, which serves up Aha! Moments for parents of babies through teens. Dr. Laura’s aspiration is to change the world, one child at a time, by supporting parents. The proud mother of two thriving young adults who were raised with her peaceful parenting approach, she lives with her husband in New York.

 

ENCORE BONUS: Free Gift: Meditation for stressful times

Talking with Kids about Tech & Other Social Stuff

Elizabeth Milovidov & Caroline Maguire
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Helping our kids navigate their childhood is no easy task. It’s doubly difficult for kids with ADHD, which makes it doubly difficult for parents, too. Whether we have ADHD ourselves, or not, we never want to see our kids struggle, and we get frustrated when we don’t exactly know how to help them. For example, many parents worry that they are not putting appropriate boundaries in place, that their kids are not learning to socialize, or that their kids are spending too much time on technology. 

In this enlightening conversation, Elizabeth Milovidov, PhD, JD discusses social dynamics, social-emotional learning, and screen-time/tech management with social skills expert, Caroline Maguire. You might be surprised at the recommendations they both make!


Elizabeth Milovidov is a Digital Parenting Consultant, who provides support to governments, companies, schools, and parenting associations on digital parenting and children and internet. Currently, Elizabeth is a Board Trustee for the The Diana Award, an Advisor on European Cooperation and International Projects to e-Enfance, the French Child Online Protection Association and a Digital Parenting Contributor to France 24.

She also consults for UNICEF, Child Online Protection and the Council of Europe as an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children’s Rights and Internet. On occasion she provides eSafety content to the UK Safer Internet Centre, the Family Online Safety Institute, Internet Matters and Vodafone. She regularly gives interviews to the press and has been featured in BBC, The Financial Times, OZY and more.

Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, is a graduate of Trinity College and Lesley University, where she earned her M. Ed. and Early Childhood Development with a specialization in social emotional learning (SEL). She is the author of Why Will No One Play With Me?, the winner of the Best Parenting and Family Book 2020 as awarded by American Book Fest and founder of a SEL training methodology How To SEL, both designed to coach social, emotional and behavioral learning. She founded the only Coach Training program accredited by the ICF, ADDA’s The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families.

Ms. Maguire practiced as a social skills clinician at the Hallowell Center Boston then formed her private practice. She is a sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator, a permanent social skills columnist in CHADD’s ATTention Magazine, and a favored contributor to many revered publications. Follow her @AuthorCarolineM and download her free video “How to Tell a Tighter Story”

ENCORE BONUS: Coping with Anxiety and Bombardment — Learn how to recognize situations that drain your energy so you can be mindful of what is bombarding you. Perhaps the hours of screen time or performance anxiety is stopping you from getting things done?

Relationships in the World of ADHD

Dr. Taniesha Burke & Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

ADHD is one of those conditions that influences every relationship possible, in one way or another – family, friends, teachers, communities, etc. When one family member has ADHD, every family member is impacted in some way. Sibling dynamics are often complicated, as well as relationships with extended family members. There’s really no important relationships that’s not impacted when anyone is diagnosed with ADHD. It’s useful for parents to understand and  accept how important it is that they be adaptable to their children, who are constantly changing human beings with the complicated brain-wiring of ADHD.

In this inspiring conversation, Dr. Taniesha Burke shares insights from her experience and research on building healthy, connected, resilient families in conversation with Laurie Dupar, who brings her decades of experience as a mom and a practitioner to the conversation. Together, they explore how changing a home environment can improve relationships for families living with ADHD.


Dr. Taniesha Burke helps parents build healthy, resilient, connected families, and find joy in their parenting journey. She is a Parent Coach and Educator, Developmental Psychologist, and Researcher.

Dr. Burke has over ten years of experience working with youths and families around the Caribbean, USA, Canada, and Germany. She holds a Ph.D. in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph, Canada, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

Dr. Burke has also completed training on the effects of trauma on child and adolescent development, the Adlerian Parenting Perspective, Second Step Program, and the Strengthening Families Program. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she lives in Berlin, Germany, with her husband and two sons.

 

Laurie Dupar trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 18-year veteran ADHD Life Coach and Director of the International ADHD Coach Training Center (IACTCenter.com) uses her unparalleled expertise in both the neuroscience and behavior management of ADHD, to help people thrive with ADHD.

Laurie’s private clients benefit from finally understanding how their brain works, are able to minimize their challenges and get things done! In 2015 she founded the International ADHD Coach Training Center an International Coach Federation approved program where she trains and mentors emerging ADHD life coaches so they can reach their dream of making a living while making a difference.

Laurie is the co-author and editor of the #1 Amazon bestseller series, the ADHD Awareness Book Project, that includes titles such as: “365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD”, “Inspirational ways to Succeed with ADHD” and “Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD.” She is a sought-after speaker and presenter on the topics of ADHD and coaching. To find out if you have what it takes to be an ADHD life coach, take the online assessment at www.iACTCenter.com

Supporting Parents of 2e Kids in School

Debbie Reber & Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Neurodivergent kids of all ages will be heading back to school in a few short weeks, and many of their parents are trying to make sense of this year’s new normal. Parents of kids who are 2E (twice exceptional) are constantly seeking a balance between playing to their child’s gifts and getting support for their challenges. When you add in kids’ nervous systems that have been taxed to the max over the course of the pandemic, there is more than enough anxiety and stress to go around. 

In this fascinating conversation, Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz and Debbie Reber discuss Polyvagal Theory, “forced family fun,” and the importance of prioritizing as you guide your child to prepare for the coming school year.


Debbie Reber, MA, is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who moved her career in a more personal direction in 2016 when she founded TiLT Parenting, a top resource for parents like her who are raising differently wired children. The TiLT Parenting Podcast has grown to be a top podcast in Kids & Family, with more than 3 million downloads and a slate of guests that includes high-profile thought leaders across the parenting and education space.

A certified Positive Discipline trainer and a contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s newest book is Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. In November 2018, she spoke at TEDxAmsterdam, delivering a talk entitled Why the Future Will Be Differently Wired. In the summer of 2020, she co-created the Parenting in Place Masterclass series.

Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Bright & Quirky, an organization helping bright kids thrive, even with learning, social, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges. She specializes in 'twice exceptional (2e)' kids and families, primarily with ADHD, autism, anxiety, and/or learning differences, who have been the focus of her private practice for over a decade. Debbie received her BA from Middlebury College and MA in Child, Couple, and Family Counseling from Antioch University. She enjoys hiking the mountains near Seattle with her husband and two teen boys.
ENCORE BONUS: Podcast Playlist to Inspire & Ground — Need an emotional boost to get you through some difficult parenting moments? Here are my 13 most inspiring + grounding podcast episodes, curated just for you.

Executive Function & Student Support at School

Seth Perler & Gretchen Wegner
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Most of us know by now that kids with ADHD face legitimate challenges of Executive Function based on the way that their brains are developing. This can make it particularly difficult for them to get important things done when it comes to school and life. Teaching kids to navigate a challenged nervous system and to play to their strengths is as essential as breaking tasks down them chunks and helping them learn to plan long term. 

According to student guides Seth Perler and Gretchen Wegner, what kids need is not necessarily what parents think they need. So, it’s important for parents to do their own work in learning to let go and empower their kids to become independent. Listen and learn what your kids wish you knew!


Seth Perler is a well-known Executive Function Coach, educator, vlogger, and guy who cares about seeing outside-the-box kids succeed - and today seeing outside-the-box WOMEN succeed. This means that he helps neurodiverse learners turn it around in a baffling system so they can launch a successful future. He has a weekly blog, SethPerler.com ——for parents and teachers

Gretchen Wegner is an Academic Life Coach who inspires students to uncover their true identities as capable, clever, and creative learners in school and life. She is an internationally recognized expert in how to destressify school by building their executive function skills, teaching teens a unique system for time management, organization and studying called The Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying™.

Not only has Gretchen coached hundreds of students in middle school through grad school, she now trains educators all over the world in her unique, powerful, and research-based system for transforming students into voracious, organized learners through her signature courses The Art of Inspiring Students to Study Strategically and the Anti-Boring Approach™ Coach Training Program. A former Fulbright Fellow, Gretchen has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and was a credentialed middle and high school teacher.

She is also the inventor of the MuseCubes™, a productivity toy that helps people — quite literally! — shake their brains free when they’re feeling stuck. Always an advocate of playful rigor in school and in life, she is also a public speaker, improvisational performer, lindy hop dancer, backpacker, and proud resident of Oakland, California. 

ENCORE BONUS: Free Resources and 50% off of the EF101 Program (from Seth) — "Special discounts, including 50% off my EF101 program for parents/teachers. My Iceberg Theory to help you understand what impacts Executive Function. My Executive Function Assessment I use with my clients to understand their struggles. My weekly email updates to help your child/students."

The Consent Burger: A Communication Tool for Students, Parents & Educators (from Gretchcn) — This simple 3-step process is a tool that honors students’ “inner authority” -- their desires, feelings, needs, and challenges -- and can put them back in the center of their own learning.

Overview to Navigating ADHD & Co-existing Conditions

ADHD is not a condition that is ever ‘cured’ – it is a chronic condition that requires conscious management. More often than not, navigating ADHD is complicated by a wide range of co-existing conditions, such as Anxiety, Autism, Learning Differences, as well as other complicating factors like the impact on the parent, gender, and so much more.  

In this brief overview, Linda & Elaine discuss today’s five conversations among colleagues, providing an introduction for a series of discussions on Navigating ADHD & Co-existing Conditions.

Anxiety and ADHD

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. and Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Anxiety and ADHD often go together, to some extent a result of both nature and nurture. Over-protective parents, co-morbidities, trauma, emotional dysregulation, school refusal, executive function, comorbidities, PTSD … these are just some of the many topics covered in this truly extraordinary conversation among two legendary experts, Dr. Russell Barkley and Dr. Jerome Schultz. 

Talking with each other for the first time, drawing from both research and their combined extensive experience, Barkley and Schultz compare notes and find agreements about ‘anti-fragility,’ anxiety as a stealth disorder, how important it is for anxious parents to reward their kids with ADHD, and so much more. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime conversation.


Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA.  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions.  He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 25th year of publication. 

Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from professional societies for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.  His websites are www.russellbarkley.org and ADHDLectures.com.

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry.  He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.

For nearly four decades, Dr. Schultz has specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. He served as a faculty member at Lesley University, Boston College, and Wright State University, and for several years as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development at the Cambridge Health Alliance. 

Dr. Schultz currently serves as an international consultant on issues related to the neuropsychology and education of children and young adults with special needs. He is a content expert at www.Understood.org and at ADDitudemag.com, where he presents webinars and writes articles. His book, called Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, examines the role of stress in learning and behavior, and has served as a practical guide for families and schools across the globe.

Autism and ADHD

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

The overlap between ADHD and Autism is more common than people might imagine. Since many of the symptoms are similar, accurate diagnosis can be challenging, as is advocating for appropriate accommodations for support. In this conversation, Dr. Temple Grandin (arguably one of the most well-known persons with Autism in the world), speaks with ADHD expert Diane Dempster about executive function support, emotional support, and the importance of work and jobs for children with ADHD and Autism. 

Tune in as Grandin shares new research on three different styles of thinkers (visual, verbal, and mathematical), and joins Diane Dempster in presenting a number of options for parents to consider in supporting kids with ADHD and Autism.


Dr. Temple Grandin is well known to many for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior. Dr. Grandin has been with Colorado State University (CSU) for over 25 years. Grandin has been referred to as the "most famous person working at CSU" by her peers.

Her life’s work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world, aiding in the treatment of individuals with the condition. Her understanding of the human mind has aided her in her work with animal behavior, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behavior in the world.

Diane Dempster is a professional coach, speaker, and educator with over 20 years of corporate leadership experience. The co-Founder of ImpactADHD.com® (Now ImpactParents), co-creator of Sanity School®, and co-author of "Parenting ADHD Now!" she provides training, coaching, and support for parents and educators. Through ImpactParents, Diane helps parents access the best resources, training, and coaching so they, too, can find their answers. An experienced leader, an expert in change management, and an all-around life-sherpa, Diane helps clients create deep, sustaining change and open their eyes to life. And no one needs this more than parents of complex kids. Diane received a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan and coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

ADHD Differences Between Boys and Girls

Dr. Mary Ann Richey & Dr. Sharon Saline 
Wednesday. July 28, 2021 @ 7 am EDT 

ADHD shows up differently for boys and girls. While it is diagnosed more frequently in boys, there are many reasons that might be the case. In this informational interview, Psychologists Mary Ann Richey and Sharon Saline discuss ADHD for boys and girls across the lifespan, addressing topics such as diagnosis, developmental differences, impacts of puberty and gender, coping patterns, and more. They also explore risk factors such as substance use, cutting, sexuality, peer pressure, suicidal ideation, gaming addiction, and other difficult and important topics. 

Richey and Saline provide a longitudinal perspective on raising kids with ADHD—regardless of gender – and offer insights about what parents can do most to help. You don’t want to miss the information and recommendations offered in this conversation.


Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., is a Licensed School Psychologist in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with a special interest in ADHD. She has a wide range of public school experience ranging from teaching to administration in elementary, middle, and high school settings. She was selected Florida School Psychologist of the Year for 2012. She has spoken at national and international conferences on ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, and learning disabilities and has co-authored four books on ADHD and executive functioning difficulties, including Raising Boys with ADHD and The ADHD Empowerment Guide, both published by Prufrock Press. Learn more at https.//www.maryannerichey.com

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Card Deck specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues. Her unique perspective – as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant – assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, different kinds of learners and the teen brain. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. Learn more at www.drsharonsaline.com.

 

ENCORE BONUS: Recommended reading.

Self-Care for Adults with Anxiety & ADHD

Elizabeth Brink and Penny Williams
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 7 am EDT

As a parent, taking care of yourself is not optional. It’s not selfish. It’s vital to your physical health, mental health, and the health of your family. In order to do good, it helps to feel good -- and it’s fundamental to modeling healthy self-care for our kids. And yet, many parents dismiss “self-care” as a luxury without recognizing how important it is for the well-being of their families – even if it can be incredibly difficult to do.

In this inspiring, impactful, and profoundly important conversation, Penny Williams and Elizabeth Brink discuss what self-care really means when raising complex kids, and offer suggestions for prioritizing it when adults have complex issues like ADHD and Anxiety, ourselves. They talk about mindset, self-sabotage, somatic and body-based healing, giving yourself some grace, and so much more.


A parenting coach for neurodiverse families, Penny Williams is the author of four books on ADHD, including Boy Without Instructions, host of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, co-host of the Parenting Autism Summit, and co-founder of The Behavior Revolution, an initiative devoted to celebrating and supporting kids with ADHD or autism through neuroscience-backed insights, hard-won strategies, compassion, and guidance.  Penny empowers parents to help their neuro-atypical kids — and families — thrive.

Coach Elizabeth Brink helps women cultivate self-trust to design a life that fits. Her integrated approach is focused on self-acceptance and body-based awareness and empowers her clients to embrace their uniquely beautiful way of moving through the world.

ENCORE BONUSES:

Meltdown Manual for Parents (from Elizabeth) — This interactive workbook guides you through deepening self-awareness and making a plan to manage your emotions while parenting. It's great for any caregiver, and especially for those also managing ADHD and/or anxiety.

Steps to Manage a Meltdown (from Penny) — This printable infographic shows you the steps to take when your child is in meltdown.

What to Look for in an ADHD Expert

Jeff Copper & Nikki Kinzer
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, @ 7 am EDT

Not all experts are equally expert at what they do, and knowing how to find a resource you can trust can be daunting for parents of complex kids. Middle-of-the-night internet searches may calm anxieties, but they don’t always lead you to the best fit in terms of expert resources. So if Google searches tend to create overwhelm rather than actually meeting your family’s needs, what should you do to find the support you can trust? You need to break through the clutter and find help that is relatable, thoughtful, well-informed and offers a clear perspective based on experience – personal, professional, and ideally, both.

Jeff Copper and Nikki Kinzer have interviewed more experts on ADHD between them than almost anyone else in the community. In this conversation, they guide parents to understand what to look for in an expert, and how to find support that really meets their needs.


Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He founded DIG Coaching Practice and is host and founder of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. 

Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his Anatomy of Attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster and with less stress.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, an MBA from University of Tampa, professional designations from International Coaches Federation (ICF), Professional Association for ADHD Coaches, and certification programs at ADD Coach Academy and Coaches Training Institute.

 

Nikki Kinzer is a Certified ADHD Coach who works with Adults and College Students with ADHD. Her passion is to partner with individuals to help them build positive life habits, reduce stress, and inspire them to take back control of their lives. Through coaching and and online training, she has built a growing and evolving ecosystem of ADHD and organizing tools.

She works often with Pete Wright — a podcaster, photographer, and writer.  Together, Nikki and Pete co-host the long-running podcast Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast, where you can find support, tools, and community to help you take control of your ADHD.

 

ENCORE BONUS:

ADHD, Executive Functioning, and Self-Regulation – part of the Dr. Russell Barkley Interview Collection (from Jeff), ADHD coach Jeff Copper talks with internationally recognized ADHD thought leader Dr. Russell Barkley on his revolutionary new construct viewing ADHD as an executive functioning issue, which is largely a challenge of self-regulation.

Final Exam Checklist (from Nikki)