Welcome to ADHD Edmonton

We’re so glad you found us!

welcome to adhd edmonton

We are a registered charity that offers information and support to those living with ADHD in the Greater Edmonton Area through awareness, education, and resources.


Are you a Canadian resident that has a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder that is 4-12 years old and has difficulties falling asleep and/or staying asleep? 

Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a free, online program based on behavioural principles that supports parents of children aged 4-12 years old with a neurodevelopmental disorder who experience difficulties falling and/or staying asleep.  

This online program encourages positive behaviours that will help children achieve a better quality and quantity of sleep throughout the night. To see if the program is a good fit for you and your child, visit their website:   

https://ndd.betternightsbetterdays.ca/

https://ndd.betternightsbetterdays.ca/can-i-participate-0


We’re thrilled to announce our new Women’s Support Group Meeting. Whether you have ADHD, think you do, or someone in your life does, this is a good place for you!

The monthly Women’s Support Group Meeting is a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space for women with ADHD to share their common experiences and concerns with others who can relate and can provide emotional support and understanding.

This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month via Google Meet from 7 – 9 pm. Tickets available at eventbrite or you can also access the meeting link on the Women’s Support Group Meeting page here.




On Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7 pm, please join us online for our Annual General Meeting held before the Adult Support Group Meeting. Tickets available here.



Although this study is on children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), children with DCD very often have ADHD as well.

I am Dr. Jill Zwicker, an occupational therapist, researcher, and expert in Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) at BC Children’s Hospital. My team and I are currently recruiting parents of children with DCD to participate in an on-line survey.

We are conducting research on the physical, social, emotional and financial impact of DCD on the child and family. The impACT for DCD questionnaire will be used to gather this information to inform government about the service needs of children with DCD and their families. If you meet the criteria for participation, please click on the link for further details and to complete the questionnaire. The criteria to participate in this research is as follows:

  1. Primary residence of parent(s) and child(ren) is in Canada
  2. Child(ren) must be under the age of 18 years with motor coordination challenges
  3. These motor coordination challenges are not because of biological, genetic and/or developmental delays (e.g., cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, chromosomal abnormality, etc.)
  4. Child(ren) may have a diagnosis of DCD, but a formal diagnosis is not required to participate in the study. Parents of children suspected to have DCD may also participate.
  5. Child(ren) may have other co-occurring conditions that can include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and/or speech language deficits.
  6. Parents can be biological, adoptive or guardian/caregiver
  7. Parents need to be able to speak and read English or French


We thank you in advance for your participation in this research study. Please feel free to forward this link to other participants that also meet the listed criteria.

https://bit.ly/impactfordcdenglish

https://bit.ly/impactfordcdfrench




We’d like to share some information on an important upcoming event.

14 Principles for Managing a Child with ADHD – Dr. Russell Barkley

Educators and Mental Health Professionals encounter and support children with ADHD every day. In this webinar, world-renowned ADHD expert Dr. Russell Barkley covers 14 principles for managing a child with ADHD. Whether you are teaching, assessing, supporting or treating students with ADHD, these research-tested principles will enhance your ability to help these children. 

This session will include a lecture from the speaker and will be followed by a question and answer period. Participants will have a chance to submit questions in advance of the event, as well as in the live chat. The webinar will be held on November 19, 2021 and will run from 9 am to 12 pm (Mountain Daylight Time).

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • The importance of conceptualizing ADHD as a disorder of executive functioning and self-regulation.
  • How ADHD causes children and teens to be “time blind.”
  • The importance of off-loading the working memory demands of a task onto another external storage device, such as lists, cards, journals, sticky notes.
  • The importance of parents and teachers practicing daily forgiveness of themselves, strangers who misunderstand their child, and their child for their transgressions.
  • The importance of organized workspaces and materials that facilitate homework and other task accomplishment, such as binders, bins, Trapper Keepers, etc…
  • And much more…

This ADHD webinar is brought to you by Alberta-based Build Great Teams, a firm that facilitates and organizes learning opportunities. Build Great Teams is led by Dr. Mitch Colp, Chris Pawluk, and John Laing, who are all Registered Psychologists in Alberta.

Tickets are available for $79.04 at Eventbrite



Additional Thanks:

The ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton is a volunteer-run, non-profit society that has served the community for 12 years. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our supporters. Your donations help keep our services accessible to the general public. We want to acknowledge and thank those who donated to our website Donation Button, anonymous donors, and the Charitable Impact Foundation (CHIMP). Also, the donations received via PayPal Giving Fund Canada (PPGF) – one-time donations, PPGF donations from Humble Bundle and PayPal Give at Checkout. A special shout-out to Jessie’s and Alex’ Birthday Fundraisers for your spirit of giving and thinking of us.

To the Professionals that donate their time to present at Support Group Meetings: thank you for sharing your expertise and valuable time with us.

 


PLEASE NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE VIRTUAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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