Connecting with ADHD: 3rd Annual ADHD Symposium

February 25, 2017

Connecting with ADHD
3rd Annual ADHD Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ned Hallowell

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chesapeake Bay Academy
Registration: $30

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Dr. Ned Hallowell at Chesapeake Bay Academy 3rd Annual ADHD SymposiumEdward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Dr. Hallowell was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years and now devotes his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and writing books. Dr. Hallowell has authored 20 books on numerous topics including attention deficit disorder, the power of human connection, and the childhood roots of happiness. He also hosts a weekly podcast,” Distraction,” offering coping strategies that work to turn modern problems into new-found strengths.
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(Book signing will be available - pre-order online during registration or bring your own.)

8:00am: Registration, Resource Tables, Coffee

8:45am: Welcome & Keynote Address: Finding the Buried Treasure in ADHD
Ned Hallowell discusses the human experience of ADHD, the impact of ADHD on the family, the various treatments available and will reveal the positive side of ADHD. Dr. Hallowell will help you find the buried treasures in ADHD and approach it as a gift that can be difficult to unwrap. Dr. Hallowell’s goal is to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls.
Suggested book available for pre-order during registration: Driven to Distraction

Two Breakout Sessions Following Keynote Speaker • Four Tracks Available
(select one or mix and match)


  • 10:45 - 11:30am: What do IEPs, 504 Plans, Gobbledygook, Miracles and the Carbanaro Effect Have in Common?
    Amy S. Courtney, M.S., Educational Consultant, Associates at Lynnhaven
    Are you confused by the legal requirements of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and a Section 504 Plan? Learn more about the 504/IEP process as Amy explains the similarities and differences and offers strategies for more successfully working with your child’s educational team.
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: Smoothing Out the Bumpy Road: Tips for Parents and Caregivers whose Kids have ADHD
    Dr. Ned Hallowell, Harvard College & Tulane School of Medicine
    With decades of experience working with ADHD children, Dr. Hallowell—child and adult psychiatrist, father of 2 ADHD children, and himself an adult with ADHD—understands how easily the gifts of this condition are lost on a child amid negative comments from doctors, teachers, and even loving but frustrated parents. Dr. Hallowell argues that ADHD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” With practical, strength-based techniques, Dr. Hallowell will unwrap the wonderful, surprising gifts of ADHD and turn what is too often labeled a lifelong disability into a lifelong blessing.
    Suggested book available for pre-order during registration: Superparenting for ADD


  • 10:45 - 11:30am: Assessment and Treatment of College Students with ADHD
    Jennifer M. Flaherty, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor, EVMS Neuropsychology Program
    Learn how the symptoms of ADHD present differently in adults than children and how these differences affect assessment and treatment. Particular strategies for, and challenges of, working with college students will be discussed.
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: ADHD Brain Hacks to Keep Your Cool!
    Mindy Schwartz Katz, M.S., ADHD Life Coach, Your Life - Plan B
    ADHD can make it challenging to keep emotions under control. We are easily distracted by technology and challenged by the demands of work and family. It’s no surprise that we feel stressed. Mindy will show you how to hack your ADHD brain for better emotional regulation and coping skills with an emphasis on the concepts and research base of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.

Educators (Professional Development Contact Hours = 4.5)

  • 10:45 - 11:30am: What is the Difference between Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD?
    John Harrington, M.D., CHKD
    This session will focus on the similarities and differences between Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD. These diagnoses, that appear quite different on the surface, can have many similar symptoms.  Dr. Harrington will look at ADHD as an over-lapping problem with autism and review the variety of treatments that may be utilized for each.
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: Educators Toolkit for Dealing with ADHD in the Classroom
    Linda Miller-Dunleavy, M.S. Ed., Senior Lecturer, Special Education, Old Dominion University
    Join us for this session as we discuss how to manage the social and emotional aspects of ADHD in the classroom. We will discuss student impulsivity as it relates to executive function and strategies for classroom awareness of ADHD trouble “hot” spots. We will spend some time talking about ADHD and awareness of co-morbid conditions in the classroom as well as share best practices for success.


  • 10:45 - 11:30am: Some of What I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Treating ADHD in Children, Families, and Adults
    Dr. Ned Hallowell, Harvard College & Tulane School of Medicine
    Whether for children or adolescents, the treatment of ADHD should be comprehensive and include a wide range of possible interventions provided over the long-term. Join Ned Hallowell as he shares what he’s learned while treating ADHD over the years. Dr. Hallowell will discuss his strength-based approach and an eight-step plan for treating children and adolescents with ADHD. He’ll address the pros and cons of medication and the various alternative therapies available.
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: Neuroplasticity and ADHD
    Scott W. Sautter, Ph.D., Hampton Roads Neuropsychology
    This session will inform participants about evidenced based non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD that promote neuroplasticity. A brief review of the functional neuroanatomy of ADHD, executive function, working memory and neuroplasticity will be followed by a discussion of various interventions. The session is designed to help participants recognize evidenced-based interventions that promote neuroplasticity.

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