2016-2017 Upcoming Meetings & Events Calendar

Complete 2016-2017 PDF Calendar


Tuesday, September 20

Speaker:  Alan Brown  

Alan is an ADHD/productivity coach and host of Crusher™TV (www.CrusherTV.com), Alan is the creative force behind ADD Crusher™, the award-winning video series for ADHD teens and adults. Undiagnosed for decades, Alan’s untreated ADHD manifested in underachievement, failed relationships, substance abuse, and worse. Once diagnosed, he found it difficult to learn coping strategies from books, so he developed his own unique “brain hack” strategies while building a successful advertising career and several start-ups. He’s a featured presenter at ADHD conferences in the U.S. and Europe and host of his own weekly online TV show, Crusher™TV, where he and his guest experts help busy and overwhelmed people “unleash the power of their brains.”

Topic: Practical Zen Brain Hacks for Productivity and Peace of Mind

This interactive session can benefit anyone seeking higher productivity and greater peace of mind. In our crazy-busy world, everyone can use a little more mental organization and control – but especially those with ADHD!
Alan taps into the burgeoning area of mindfulness-related strategies to provide a toolbox of powerful, yet easily implemented “brain hacks” promoting productivity and calm. A few examples:

• Deconstructing frustration and paralyzing overwhelm to lead to action.

• Reframing of time that frees your overwhelmed mind to act effectively.

• Simple ways of quieting your mind to power it up.

You’ll gain new understanding of the power you hold over outside circumstances (including procrastination, clutter, and overwhelm) by virtue of understanding and controlling your inner voice.

For more information, visit http://www.addcrusher.com/

Tuesday, October 18 

Speaker: Jeffrey Katz, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Katz, Ph.D., is a child, adolescent, and adult psychologist, and is a leading expert in the field of ADHD, as well as learning disabilities and behavioral problems. As consultant, his is a sought-after speaker for a variety of medical, academic, business, and legal professionals and organizations. You can learn more at  https://drjeffreykatz.com

Topic: What’s New with Advocacy: Updates to 504 and IEP


Tuesday, November 15

Speaker:  Leslie Josel

Leslie is the Principal of Order Out of Chaos, an organizing consulting firm specializing in student organizing and chronic disorganization. She is a graduate of the JST coaching program for teens and college students with ADHD and is a long time member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and the National Association of Professional Organizer….More about Leslie

Topic:  Putting the “Function” Back into Executive Functioning: Strategies for Student Success

 In this talk, Leslie dives deep into why students are disorganized and time challenged. She demystifies executive functions; explains what they are and how they affect your students, and provides practical strategies and solutions.

* Tuesday, December 13

Holiday Gathering  (2nd Tuesday)

2017- Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 17

Speaker: Margaret Meyers, M.A.T., Chesapeake Bay Academy

Topic: Mindfulness as a Tool for Living with ADHD

Join Margaret Meyers as she tells us about the benefits of mindfulness for people with ADHD.

 Tuesday, February 21

Speaker:  Rhonda Osisek, M.S., CCC-SLP, Social Learning, LLC

Topic:  Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD

Saturday, February 25

3rd Annual ADHD Symposium (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ned Hallowell
  • Harvard College & Tulane School of Medicine
  • World-renowned ADHD expert and best-
  • Harvard College & Tulane School of Medicine
  • World-renowned ADHD expert and best-selling New York Times author.
  • Breakout Sessions following keynote speaker; four tracks available:
  •  Family/Caregiver
  •  Parent
  •  Adult
  •  Clinicians
  • Online registration will be available beginning in December.
  • Questions? Contact Sharon Sharp at 757.497.6200 or ssharp@cba-va.org.

Tuesday, March 21

Discussion and Support

Group 1: for Families of Children with ADHD

 Group 2: for Adults with ADHD

 Tuesday, April 18

Discussion and Support 

Group 1: for Families of Children with ADHD

Group 2: for Adults with ADHD


Tuesday, May 16

Speaker: Mindy Schwartz Katz, M.S., ACC

Topic:   Your Life — Using positive psychology To Help Your ADHD  http://mindyschwartzkatz.com/meet-mindy/

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