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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.




ADHD Edmonton presents guest speaker Deanna Fidelak, B. Ed, M. Ed, Navigating Post-Secondary Support for Students with ADHD. Tips from MyLearningCoach, Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7 – 9 pm.


There are many supports available to students with ADHD at the post-secondary level.

This session aims to increase understanding and awareness of the support and services available to students who experience barriers to learning, as a result of ADHD, in the post-secondary environment. Participants will gain valuable information related to the appropriate steps student’s need to take in order to receive such support.

Register at eventbrite
*Tickets are free, however there is a donation option should you wish to do so.

Dr. Cameron Morhaliek

Deanna is the founder of MyLearningCoach which consists of a team of educational professionals who provide academic coaching, advocacy and support services to students and families across Canada. MyLearningCoach believes all students can learn and is committed to supporting students to experience educational success.

Deanna holds a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Special Education and a Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. She utilizes her lived experience with ADHD and a Learning Disability, as well as her knowledge of removing barriers to learning, to guide others to obtain individualized educational success.

Prior to MyLearningCoach, Deanna spent many years working within the K-12 education system as a teacher, special education facilitator and school administrator. Currently, Deanna works in post-secondary education as an educational strategist, learning specialist and course instructor in educational psychology.


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.


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



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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