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.
We are currently in need of Volunteers for the following positions. In addition to the time requirements noted for each, those noted as “Board” also require attendance at the monthly executive meetings. The meetings usually last about two hours on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Help us support the ADHD community in Edmonton!
Time Commitment: 5-6 hours per month, as necessary.
Treasurer (Board) – FILLED
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month; 2 to 4 hours annually for statements, AGM and Society Return
Event Planner (Board)
Time Commitment: Depending on the number of events per year (2-3), about 2-4 hours per event.
Time Commitment: Depending on the time of year, 2 hours every 2-3 months.
All board members are expected to attend a 2-hour monthly board meeting, which is an additional time commitment.
Time Commitment: 3 hours per month
Guest speakers coming up!
At the ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton, we are VERY EXCITED to be lining up a slate of special guest speakers for some of our upcoming meetings.
Below is a rundown of some of the speakers we have lined up, as well as selected topics if there is no speaker.
Upcoming Adult Support Group meetings:
Feb. 15: Join us for our AGM, followed by a roundtable discussion.
March 15: Doug Stacey, Part 1 — Issues around notifying an employer of your disability, accommodations, and legalities
April 19: Doug Stacey, Part 2 — Taking advantage of ADHD at work
*All of our Adult Support Group meetings are held at the U of A hospital, in Classroom A unless a separate facility is arranged. Further details will go out in our monthly meeting reminders*
- Our friends at LD Edmonton are running several programs this winter that start this week: Including Social Skills for younger kids, and The Life Project. Please check out their website, and contact them for program availability.
- Additude Magazine has a pair of webinars coming up over the next couple of weeks: Could it be Nonverbal Learning Disability on Jan. 26 and Overcoming Dysgraphia on Feb. 7. Click the links for more information and to register.
In the news:
- From HuffPo: Canada needs comprehensive child mental health strategies
- From Calgary Herald: Parents feel special needs students being left behind by curriculum changes
- From Edmonton Journal: Mindfulness: Reducing stress, improving student performance
- From Metro: Study says youngest kids in the class more likely to be medicated for ADHD
- From CBC: Alberta alliance calls for more inclusive school system
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:
- Learning Disabilities of Edmonton (www.ldedmonton.ca) P
lease check their events page for upcoming information sessions and details on The Life Project, a program to help teens overcome barriers and succeed in school.
- Tourette’s Syndrome Foundation of Canada Edmonton Chapter(www.TSEdmonton.com)
- BILY, Because I Love You (http://www.bilyedmonton.com)
- Foothills Academy (Calgary) (http://www.foothillsacademy.
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 Artciles: (www.additudemag.com) has excellent articles about childhood, adolescent and adult ADHD and is free to sign up for their weekly newsletters.
- ADDitude Magazine Webcast:(www.additudemag.com/
webinars) 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: www.totallyadd.com 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
- Be sure to like our Facebook page.
- We would like the names of general practitioners, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are able to treat ADHD children and adults. Please email them to email@example.com.
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Ric Gibbons
Secretary: Anne Pratt
Treasurer: Rob Geiger
Events: Jody Draganiuk
Member: Charlene Navarra
Publications and Outreach: Dave Breakenridge
Founder: Rachel Rogers