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.
Meet Our Keynote Presenters
Opening Keynote Presenter:Scott Kollins, PhD, is the chief medical officer for Holmusk, a real-world data company focused on behavioral health. Prior to joining Holmusk, he spent more than twenty years on the faculty in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, where he maintains an adjunct faculty appointment. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke University in 1992, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 1995 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Kollins completed his clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has published nearly 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research has spanned a number of areas, including human psychopharmacology, ADHD across the lifespan, nicotine and other substance use disorders, and clinical trials. He has been a leader in designing novel approaches to support clinical evidence generation for digital therapeutics.
Friday Keynote Presenter: Napoleon Higgins, MD, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas, and the owner of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services and South East Houston Research Group. Dr. Higgins also serves as the executive director of Black Psychiatrists of America and CEO of Global Health Psychiatry. He is the author and coauthor of multiple books on ADHD, depression and grief, Black mental health, and physician practice issues. He specializes in nutrition and health to improve the lives of his patients mentally and physically.
Closing Keynote Presenter: René Brooks has taken a late-life diagnosis and used it to uplift others. After being diagnosed with ADHD twice as a child, at 25 she was able to get the treatment she deserved. She is the founder of Black Girl, Lost Keys, a blog that empowers Black women with ADHD and shows them how to live well with the disorder. In addition to her blog, René serves the community as a speaker and a coach.
CHADD, ACO, and ADDA do not endorse products, services, publications, medications, or interventions, including those advertised through the ACO/ADDA/CHADD 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.
Meet Your Planning Committee
Founder & ADHD/EFS Coach
Coaching Cville, LLC
The Rockefeller University
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Andy Harris, PhD
Utah State University
Mark Katz, Ph.D.
Director and Clinical Psychologist
Learning Development Services
Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells, MD
Physcian and Owver of Girls to Women/Young Men's Health and Wellness
GTW/YM Fort Worth
Writer, Conversation Starter
The ADHD Enclave
How to ADHD
ADHD Coach / Podcaster
Conference Committee Co-Chair
ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
Sharon Saline, Psy.D
Dr. Sharon Saline
Dr. Sharon Saline
ADHD, Productivity, and Technology Coach
Devise and Conquer Coaching
ADHD Empowerment Community™ / CHADD of San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles
ADHD Life Coach and Consultant
ADHD Advance Coaching and Consulting LLC
ADHD & EF Life Coach
Fast Brain Coaching, LLC
AACC, CMP / ADHD Coach
Barbara Williams Coaching
Hyatt Regency Dallas 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX, USA