ADHD Parent Resources- Most local lectures are FREE!!


3/1/14 8AM-2PM The 9th Annual Special Education Conference: Parents + Educators + Students = Success presented by Fairfax County Public School. The keynote presentation will be delivered by Ellen Galinsky, early childhood expert, president of Families and Work Institute and author of Mind in the Making. Ellen’s focus is on promoting life skills, based on Executive Functions of the brain. FCPS staff and guest speakers Ann Dolin, Cathi Cohen, Kirk Martin, Dr. David Black, Dr. Samantha Hollins, Joyce Sharp and Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn will also present a variety of workshops for families and educators of students who receive special education services in Fairfax County Public Schools. Parents can register online or by phone at 703-204-3941.  


3/5/14  7:30-9PM Focused, Alert and Centered: The Cognitive Benefits of Mindfulness presented by Daisy Pascualvaca, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist.  Location: Lab School of Washington Reservoir Campus Main Building. RSVP here.


4/3/14 through 5/15/14  Parent to Parent Online Webinar presented by CHADD.  This seven-session class includes a state-of-the-art curriculum with the training provided by an experienced, certified Parent to Parent Teacher. Each of the weekly two-hour sessions covers an area of information absolutely essential to the successful management of ADHD. And best of all, the training is from a parent's perspective, brought to you by experts who have faced the same struggles, questions, and challenges you face. In addition to the classes you will receive a Parent to Parent Workbook full of helpful articles, tips and worksheets to use in your own family. 


4/23/14 and 4/30/14 7:00PM-9:00PM Managing Behaviors in Young Children presented by Dr. Polly Panitz, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician.  This class of for paretns of children ages 2 - 10 years old.  This 2 part class will teach about the developmental factors that contribute to behaviors, help you better understand why the behaviors occur, and will teach specific strategies.  Location is 10461 White Granite Dr., Oakton, VA.  To register email Rosemary James at


Dyslexia Workshop for Parents
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Morning Session:  10:00am to 11:30am
Evening Session:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
Syphax Education Center2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 101/103, Arlington, VA  22207.  Presented by Ms. Meg Davis, Special Education Coordinator, and Dr. Kelly Krug, Extended Instruction Specialist, this session will:
   • define dyslexia,  and identify characteristics of dyslexia
   • describe various reading methods and programs, as well as assistive technology
   • discuss how parents can seek support for their children at school
   • review the Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) and Special Education processes in Arlington Public Schools
   • provide parents with tips and strategies for working with their children at home.
Registration is requested.  Register online or via phone at 703.228.7239.


5/3/14 9:45AM-5:00PM The 2014 CHADD Spring Virtual Conference featuring ADHD experts inlcuding Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. Tm Brown.   Gain understanding and learn solutions to overcome the challenges of ADHD in yourself, your children or your students. Learn how to become successful in managing daily tasks and activities. Parents and Teachers: Learn to navigate the overwhelming rules and regulations of IEP’s and 504 Plans. We encourage you to invite your child’s teachers to join your family, watching and learning throughout this valuable conference. Teachers this is an important professional development opportunity, as you can earn continuing education credits. To register click here.


Check out previously broadcasted webinars from Additude here.  Topics range from ADHD, sleep solutions, IEP and 504 suggestions, and much more.