ADHD Conferences, Classes and Coffee Klatsches
I started writing this blog post a few days ago, but got interrupted. Lame, I know. Some of the events I listed are over already. I meant well. I really did.
I decided to list this stuff anyway, in case there were podcasts that might be available after the fact. AND – I want you to know the kinds of things that are going on. A lot of these events are annual, or more frequent, and I still think it’s important for you to know about them.
As I write (shameless plea for sympathy) my glands are swollen, my throat is aching, my right ear is hurting, my nose is running, I’m sneezing and I’m sweating. Not a pretty picture, I know, but I want you to see that I really am dedicated to bettering our lives…I just wish I felt better.
Enough explanations and whining, let’s dive in already. (Just don’t get too close to this blog post, it’s all covered in germs.)
I started thinking about writing this when I began to feel bombarded by the dizzying array of ADHD events happening. I got a pang of guilt every time I saw one and thought, “There’s another one I’m gonna miss.” It’s just one more thing I can’t fit into my schedule.
I think I got sick just thinking about all these things going on at once. Now I get to just go to bed and not feel guilty about missing them all. But with so many classes, conferences, lectures, love-ins and lessons, I’m sure there’s something here for everyone – the newly diagnosed, the long-time diagnosed, or the just-thinking-about-being-diagnosed ADHDers.
I guess it’s important to just pick at least one – and get educated! Learning everything I could (and can) about ADHD has been one of the most effective treatments I’ve undertaken, and I’m sure it will be a lifelong commitment.
A smorgasbord of ADHD learning opportunities
Here’s a sampling of stuff that’s come across my desk lately. It’s just a taste of what’s out there, and I’d encourage you to check out these and other resources to help you make the most of your life with ADHD.
October 3 – 6 – The 4th Annual Virtual AD/HD Conference
October 16 -22 – ADHD Awareness Week
Dr. Ned Hallowell launches a 30 day Twitter Campaign during ADHD Awareness Week (tweeting every day during the event.) You can follow Dr. Hallowell on Twitter here.
October 16 – 22 – ADHD Awareness Expo
How cool is this? One of my fav ADHD gurus, Dr. Timothy Bilkey (about whom I’ve written extensively) is co-authoring a self help book for adults with ADHD. But that’s not the coolest part. He’s actually asking US for our input! How revolutionary! He wants to tap into the wisdom of those who actually live with ADHD, day after day, and share our insights with the world. Kudos to you, Dr. Bilkey. Here’s how you can participate by weighing in:
Visit the Bilkey ADHD Clinic website here.
Online classes, ADHD blogs, and more
I’ve written about online classes, teleseminars and webinars already, and I’m sure many more have cropped up since I first wrote about them. Be sure to read the comments that follow the blog post linked here for readers’ suggestions and favs!
I’ve also found reading others’ blogs helpful, and you might, too.
Sharing – just like your mama taught you
As always, if there’s anything out there that you’ve found helpful, please let us know (feel free to post your suggestion here in the comments section.)
Take care everyone. Get informed! And stay well!
Kessler, Z. (2011). ADHD Conferences, Classes and Coffee Klatsches. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/adhd-zoe/2011/10/adhd-conferences-classes-and-coffee-klatsches/