2021-2022 AAGE Speaker Schedule:

aage speaker schedule 2021-2022 for group support meetings

Adult Support

adult support meeting guest speakerbringing calm to the chaos – Professional organizing tips for the neurodiverse brain

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021Shannon Belanger, Professional Organizer – Bringing Calm to the Chaos – Professional Organizing Tips for the Neurodiverse Brain

For the September Adult Support Meeting, Shannon will be speaking about getting organized.

Have you ever:

~Wanted to be organized but don’t know where to start?
~Felt judged for your cluttered space?
~Tried to organize only to feel defeated by the lack of progress?

While there are many great organizing approaches, they are often too detailed for those of us with neurodiverse brains.

Join us to learn simplified organizing tips from Shannon Belanger of Simply SOS – Professional Organizing.  Shannon is an experienced professional organizer and has lived her entire life with anxiety, depression & ADD. So if anyone gets it, Shannon does.

Register for Bringing Calm to the Chaos here.

About Shannon

After almost 20 years in various senior HR roles throughout Canada, the 2016 diagnosis of my 4-year-old son with ADHD, OCD, and anxiety led me to leave the corporate world and found Simply SOS – Professional Organizing.

My supportive & collaborative approach to professional organizing is aided by a degree in Psychology, a graduate diploma in Human Resources Management, professional HR certification and membership & training with Professional Organizers of Canada (POC).

Having lived my life with anxiety, depression & ADD has also given me unique insight into what does and does not work when it comes to the organization & maintenance of our lives.

Simply SOS – Professional Organizers helps clients UNDERSTAND why their home or workplace is dysfunctional and how to FIX it.

2022 Speakers

Wednesday, January 19, 2022Cheryl Becker, Registered Psychologist – Mood Management with ADHD

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 – Jennifer Merrick – Girls and Women with ADHD

Parent Support

Wednesday, November 3, 2021Larissa Predy, Registered Psychologist –Challenging Behaviours & ADHD 

For the November Parent support meeting, Larissa Predy will be joining us to speak about Dealing with Challenging Behaviors. 

Parents, do you wonder, is this an ADHD feature or simply misbehaviour? Is this defiance, or is my child struggling? In this talk, we will discuss when and how to know the difference. We’ll explore common ADHD behaviour challenges, as well as oppositional defiance and conduct disorders. You’ll leave with strategies, knowledge, and resources to help make parenting a child with challenging behaviours and ADHD a little easier. 

We are grateful to have Larissa back this year to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise. 

Register for Challenging Behaviours & ADHD  here.

About Larissa

Larissa is the founder and clinical director of Little Oaks Psychology and has over 15 years of experience working with children and youth in various settings. She has a strong reputation in comprehensive psychological assessment and intervention, specializing in ADHD, learning difficulties and exceptionalities, behaviour problems, and parenting concerns. She aims to help people more clearly understand their challenges, instill hope, and provide effective strategies that work. She is a registered psychologist in Alberta and is currently completing her Ph.D. in cognitive developmental psychology at the UofA, focusing on executive functions in early childhood.

2022 Speakers

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 – Dr. C. Morhaliek, Psychiatrist – Medication

Past ADHD Edmonton Guest Speakers:

Past ADHD Edmonton guest speakers: Larissa PredyTeen Mental Health – May 2021

Rachel Rogers – ADHD – What You Should Know.  ADHD Is A Medical Issue, Not A Behavioural Problem –  January 2021

Linda MakHow to Stretch Your Dollars – October 2020

Learn about our Monthly Group Support Meetings here.


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