Newsletter: June 7, 2015

AAGE – ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton

We are a registered non-profit society whose objective is to offer information and support to those living with ADHD in the Greater Edmonton Area through awareness, education and resources.

New On Our Website

  • If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, we’ve made some slight changes to our website. It’s easier to get up-to-date information, and find out about upcoming events, while still easily accessing all of the resources about diagnosis and educational supports. Please have a look.
  • Many individuals with learning disabilities struggle with passing the Learner Licence test. The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta has developed a prep kit to help make the process easier. More information can be found here.
  • How does ADHD affect women differently than men? Totally ADD is hosting a free webinar this week that will address many of the issues faced by women with ADHD. For more information about the webinar, please see this post.
  • Does your child suffer from anxiety when prepping for a test? Alberta Health Services is hosting a pair of webinars on Tuesday to offer tips to deal with this anxiety. For more information, or to register, click here.
  • All these articles and postings and MANY MORE are available on our website.

Join Us…..

Adult Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 17
(7-9 p.m.)
University Hospital (Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Center) Classroom F.
Directions to the room can be found here.

Connections

AAGE works closely with other groups in the area that offer information to our members about speakers, workshops and activities that they are sponsoring. Please check our website for links to:

Education

Educating ourselves about ADHD or Executive Function Disorder is one of the most important tools we can use to assist with coping strategies. Following are some sources of information.

  • ADDitude Magazine has excellent articles about childhood, adolescent and adult ADHD and it is free to sign up for their weekly newsletters.
  • ADDitude Magazine Webcasts: ​ADDitude Magazine‘s ADHD Expert Podcasts and Live Webinars address topics that will help you better manage symptoms, your family, and your life. They are hosted by top experts in the field, all of whom are contributors to ADDitude Magazine.
  • Totally ADD: Rick Green is a comedian and writer who, along with his wife Ava, have produced this website that addresses the issues of ADHD. Rick shares his own journey through Adult ADHD with a comedic approach toward his challenges. This website offers many resources and webinars addressing childhood and adult ADHD.

AAGE Executive News

  • Please follow us on Twitter: @ADHDEdmonton
  • Please like us on Facebook: ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton
  • We would like the names of general practitioners, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are able to treat ADHD children and adults. Please email them to adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca.
  • We are always looking for new AAGE Board members who would commit to monthly meetings and duties. Please email Rachel Rogers if you are interested, at adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca.
  • If you have a book or an article that you think would be interesting to parents, children, teens or adults, please nominate it for a review so that it could be published in our newsletter.

AAGE Executive

Rachel Rogers, President and Email Support
Cathie Crooks, Secretary and Website Manager
Jody Draganiuk, Treasurer
Dave Breakenridge, Publications and Outreach
Fred Sawka, Member, Tech Subcommittee Chair
Ric Gibbons, Member, Governance Subcommittee Chair

Email: adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca
Website: http://adhdedmonton.com

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