and myADHD.com invite you to a
FREE one-hour teleconference on
Wednesday Evening, May 8, 2013 at 8:30PM
CLICK HERE to reserve your spot NOW!
Transition Issues for High School and
College Students with ADHD
Robert M. Tudisco, JD
Director, Edge Foundation
While students diagnosed with ADHD face continual difficulty addressing transitions, none prove more difficult than the transition from high school to college. What make this transition difficult are a variety of social and legal changes that many students and parents are not equipped to address, which put them at high risk despite their high potential. This transition however can be addressed if parents and students are proactive in addressing the difficult road to transition and plan ahead. This workshop will address many of the social and legal changes and discuss practical strategies for students to reach their full potential.
The Edge Foundation (www.edgefoundation.org) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with ADHD by providing personal coaching. The foundation trains professional life coaches in ADHD-management techniques and connects them with students in cities across the nation for weekly telephone sessions during the academic year.
After students apply online, the Edge Foundation matches them with potential coaches from its network. Once the student selects a coach, they work together in half-hour sessions, usually by telephone, with additional e-mail and phone contacts throughout the week. Students learn skills, techniques and strategies for setting goals, building confidence, organizing, scheduling, focusing, prioritizing and persisting at tasks.
Robert M. Tudisco
is the Executive
Director of the Edge Foundation and is a past member of
the National Board of Directors of Children and Adults
with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD). He is a current
member, and a past chair of CHADD’s Public Policy
Committee. Robert is also a former Vice President of the
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). Since his
diagnosis, he has researched and written extensively on
the subject of practical coping mechanisms and systems
for adults with ADHD. He is a frequent resource for the
media about ADHD and disability advocacy and the over
representation of individuals with ADHD and co-occurring
conditions in the juvenile/criminal justice systems
compared to that in the general population. He has been
published in ATTENTION® Magazine and
regularly contributes as a columnist on adult, parenting
and legal issues in addition to sitting on its Editorial
Advisory Board. He was also the expert legal columnist
for ADDitude Magazine from 2007 through 2012. He
is also a practicing attorney and an adult diagnosed
You will have the opportunity to pose questions
Details on how to connect
to the teleconference will be sent to you by email after you sign up.
William B. Benninger, Ph.D.
||Specializing in the treatment
of adolescents for over twenty years, and in ADHD for over ten
years, has provided William B. Benninger, Ph.D. with a wealth of experience. Being the
father of two girls has exponentially increased
that wealth. Dr. Benninger attended The Ohio State University's APA-approved
counseling psychology graduate program, |
starting in 1975. After an APA-approved clinical internship in
Wichita, Kansas, he returned to the greater Columbus area to begin
his psychological career.
Currently, Bill is founder
and director of Adolescent Counseling Specialists of Columbus, quite
possibly the largest adolescent specialty practice in the
state. He is, in addition, an Adjunct Professor of Clinical
Psychology at The Ohio State University, and on the medical staff of
a large area hospital. Bill is a member of CHADD.
Valued for his practical
wisdom, as well as his clinical experience, he has given workshops
on adolescents and ADHD, both locally and
internationally. Bill has appeared on CNN and
TV France 2. His publications are numerous, including A
Parent's Guide to Teenage Problems, A Teacher's Guide to Recognizing
Psychological and Behavioral Problems of Students, and many
Alan R. Graham, Ph.D
|As a key therapist,
coach, educator, author,
and presenter, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over two decades of
experience helping thousands of ADHD children, adolescents, adults,
and their families navigate life's challenges, and gain the tools
they need to manage emotional issues. Initially trained as a
secondary and elementary school teacher, Dr.
|Graham furthered his
education by obtaining his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at
Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the
University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical
Center in Chicago.
Dr. Graham h as earned the designation of
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching
Federation and has been a discussion leader and a Certified Graduate of the
Coaching Program. He is also a Master Certified AD/HD Coach (MCAC)
Dr. Graham's experience has
included working with children and adolescents in
therapeutic day schools, inpatient, and outpatient settings.
He serves on the
board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and the Professional Advisory Board for the Chicago CHADD chapter.
Recognized for his work by
peers and clients alike, Dr. Graham presents and writes on psychological health,
ADHD, child and family, and positive psychology issues throughout
the United States. He has co-authored a book: Lemonade: A
Leader's Guide to Resilience at Work with
Karlin Sloan and Kevin Cuthbert. He is married and has three adult children.
Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.
Parker, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Plantation, Florida. He is a
co-founder of CHADD and served as CHADD's National Executive Director for four
years. In practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Parker has developed a special
interest in working with children with AD/HD and their parents. He draws upon
his experiences as a former teacher and psychologist to apply educational and
behavioral principles to the treatment of AD/HD in children. He has authored
numerous books, articles and chapters on the subject.