Life for individuals with ADHD is riddled with difficulties in functional, interpersonal, social, academic, and professional skills. ADHD causes significant impairments in school, work, and relationships. When not properly identified, diagnosed, and treated, it may have potentially devastating consequences, including substance abuse, accidental injuries, and legal difficulties.
ADHD is highly manageable with an individualized multimodal treatment approach that can include behavioral interventions, parent/patient training, educational support, and medication.
ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization) is the worldwide professional membership organization for ADHD coaches. We are committed to being the outstanding resource for our profession. To learn more about ACO, visit adhdcoaches.org or contact us at 888-638-3999.
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) provides information, resources, and networking opportunities to help adults with ADHD lead better lives. We bring together science and the human experience for adults with ADHD and professionals who serve them. Visit add.org or contact us at 800-939-1019.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is dedicated to improving the lives of the 17 million children and adults in the United States who live with ADHD every day, and all who support them. Learn more at chadd.org or contact us at 301-306-7070.
2021 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Sarah Vinson
As is the case with all mental health diagnoses, the conceptualization, assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is influenced by cultural and structural factors. To promote accurate assessment and more equitable health care, there must be an appreciation of broader societal narratives and practices. Where people live, work, and play has implications for how they think, feel, and behave. Every major U.S. system has been created and reformed in the context of social injustice. The mental health system is no exception. Mental health professionals may not have personally borne the weight of these forces or may have been privileged to advance in their professions in spite of them. Just as mental health professionals must learn patients’ history and functional impairments to effectively treat their symptoms, they also must learn (or, more accurately, relearn) our society’s history and structural injustices to effectively transform its systems and, in turn, its inequitable outcomes.
Social struggles are common for people with ADHD, regardless of their age. Friendly chit-chat and banter do not come naturally. Forcing conversations with coworkers, school peers, neighbors, and community members can leave you feeling awkward, rejected, and exhausted. What’s at the heart of this?
Caroline Maguire, MEd, will introduce the deep-seated relationship between self-awareness and social connection. The ability to self-evaluate, to “read the room” and to predict reactions—from ourselves and others—is intimately connected to how we contribute and relate. You will walk away with an understanding of your specific limitations and the tools that you or your child needs to build self-awareness. The good news is that with understanding and practice, we can greatly improve self-awareness and in turn, create limitless, meaningful connections.
Dani Donovan shares the unbelievable story of how she stumbled her way into viral success through sharing authentic ADHD experiences. She discusses the power of vulnerability, validating others’ struggles, and using visual communication to change how we talk about mental health.
Meet Your Planning Committee
Founder & Coach
Coaching Cville, LLC
The Rockefeller University
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Mark Katz, PhD
Director and Clinical Psychologist
Learning Development Services
Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells, MD
Physician, President, Owner
Girls to Women/Young Men's Health and Wellness Fort Worth
Writer, Conversation Starter
The ADHD Enclave
How to ADHD
Conference Committee Co-Chair
ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
Clinical Psychologist and Consultant
Dr. Sharon Saline
Conference Co-Chair / Certified Professional Organizer
Organizing Maniacs, LLC
ADHD, Productivity, and Technology Coach
Devise and Conquer
ADHD Life Coach and Consultant
ADHD Advance Coaching and Consulting LLC
Ari Tuckman, PhD
Fast Brain Coaching, LLC
Director, Meetings & Events
AACC, CMP / ADHD Coach
Barbara Williams Coaching
CHADD, ACO, and ADDA do not endorse products, services, publications, medications, or interventions, including those advertised through the ACO/ADDA/CHADD Virtual International Conference on ADHD. Placement of an advertisement in the conference program book does not represent an endorsement by ACO/ADDA/CHADD, nor does it represent any testimony by ACO/ADDA/CHADD as to the quality of any products, services, publications, medications, or interventions advertised or the validity of the claims made in the advertisement.
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON ADHD CODE OF CONDUCT
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON ADHD CODE OF CONDUCT
The 2021 Virtual Conference on ADHD is committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all participants at its conference, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected class.
We expect all 2021 Virtual Conference on ADHD participants and speakers to help ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone. Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated during any portion of a meeting or event.
Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:
Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions.
Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or other personal characteristics, including those protected by law.
Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images.
Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.
Inappropriate disruption of meetings or events.
Reporting harassment to the 2021 Virtual Conference on ADHD: Report harassment and disruptive behaviors to 2021 Virtual Conference on ADHD staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consequences of misconduct may include:
Immediate removal from conference without warning.
Restrictions from future conferences and events.
Termination of membership with ACO, ADDA, and CHADD or positions on boards or committees.