COVID19 Update: 

We now offer some in person and some online meetings. See details for each event. We encourage well fitted quality masks (N95, KN95, KF94) for your protection and the benefit of others at our events. 

What meetings are offered?

 

We have group events for

  • Parents of kids of all ages with ADHD

  • Women with ADHD 

  • Adults with ADHD

  • Middle and high school students with ADHD - ADHDKCTeen

  • Scroll down to find the group(s) that interest you and look for the logo for events of interest!

 

All meetings are free and open to the public, but require signing up prior to the event. This includes in person events (to allow seating arrangements) and online events (to get log in details).

 

If you do not get information about how to join online within a week of the meeting, check your SPAM folder by searching for a word in the title or the speaker's name. Recordings will be posted to our Past Events page if available.

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Parents of Kids with ADHD (and other adults who support ADHD)

Our parents group has speakers about once a month but the dates and times vary based on speaker availability.

 

Sign ups will be posted as they are available. If you sign up, please try to show up. We've had a small percentage of people who sign up actually log in. While we know that things happen, it is disappointing for our speakers who volunteer their time to plan and present their topic only have few people show up. Please respect these fabulous volunteers and let us know if you won't be able to attend so they can plan accordingly.

Keep scrolling to find a new section of Non-ADHDKC Events of Interest below the ADHDKC events.

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Thank you to all who participated in our November meeting with Dr. Danda and congratulations to the raffle ticket winners!

There will be no meeting in December due to the holidays. 

We look forward to seeing you again in 2023!

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When Living and Learning Hurt-Making Now Better So Later Will Be Easier

 

There is nothing so wrong about ADHDers that can't be tinkered with what is so right about them. My goal is to help them believe that learning, social, emotional, and academic agility can be learned and enhanced throughout a lifetime.  - Thomas Scott

  • No ADHDer, whether child or adult wakes up in the morning and tells themselves, "Well, today I'm going to look stupid, I'm going to ostracize myself due to my words and behavior, then I'm going to try and pretend I'm okay."

  • Shame, disappointment, and the fear of exposure accompany many on their daily commutes.

  • The social spotlights are glaring and if you're not making it socially, emotionally, or academically, then everybody knows. 

  • Join us as Thomas Scott, M.S., L.P.C. Psychotherapist/ Educational Consultant and author of the recently published book, "When Living and Learning Hurt-Making Now Better So Later Will Be Easier"  shares the combination of new discoveries in neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and his 36 years of experience with his own struggles with ADHD as well as the hundreds of kids he's worked with. Let's believe that much good lies ahead  

When: January 17th from 7-8 pm

Where: Leawood Public Library (4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211)

Space is limited! RSVP is required!

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Rejection Sensitivity

Did you know that rejection sensitivity is a common feature of ADHD?

 

Rejection sensitivity refers to fear of non-acceptance and intense feelings around the experience of being excluded.

 

Natalie Bergman, JCCC Program Counselor

and expressive therapist at Signature Psychiatric Hospital will discuss how rejection sensitivity may be affecting your child and strategies for helping them cope with these feelings.

When: February 23, 2023 at 7 PM

Where: Online (Zoom)

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Middle and High School Students are welcome to join our online group!

 

Each month the moderator will introduce a topic (chosen at the previous meeting by participants) with a short presentation, followed by a game of Kahoot. Kahoot allows everyone to test their knowledge in a fun format and typically initiates discussion. When you sign up you'll learn more about how to play - but many students have played at school and are familiar with the app.

We'll meet at 7:30 pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. Sign up to get an invitation to join us on Zoom.

At our November meeting there was a tie for the next month's topic, so we planned for the next two months.

In December the topic will be "Finding Motivation" and in January it will be "Building Self Esteem". We hope you can join us! 

Sign up once to get your monthly invitation. You can ask to leave the group at any time.

Each month we'll have a main topic to discuss.

 

Sign up to get your invitation!

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Join the Women's Facebook Group to continue the conversation!

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ADHDKC Women's Group 

 

Health Coach Lainey Mahaney will lead these small group discussions monthly. 

Due to the hectic holiday season, there will not be meetings in November or December. Remember to set your own limits and say "no" if you cannot add something to your plate. Self care is important!

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This group is for adults with ADHD, their significant others, and those who are interested in learning more about thriving as an adult with ADHD. Friends and family are welcome, and you do not need to have an "official" diagnosis to attend. These small group discussions are lead by Lindsey Leach, a certified Social & Emotional Intelligence Coach.

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The Adult's Group next meeting will be in January

 

Due to the hectic holiday season, there will be no Adults with ADHD Group in December.

The January Parent's Group meeting will be appropriate for adults with ADHD and their partners as well. See above for details!

 

We'll see you in January!

Non-ADHDKC Events of Interest

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CHADD's Podcasts

 

The ADHD 365 podcast provides expert advice, tips, and strategies for families, adults, educators, and professionals.

The All Things ADHD podcast is a learning resource program of CHADD’s National Resource Center, funded by the CDC, to disseminate expert information to improve the lives of those affected by ADHD.

https://podcasts.chadd.org/

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This free course will explore:

  • Organization and time management strategies to help keep track of assignments, quizzes, tests, and other important events or dates

  • Strategies to help plan and complete assignments

  • How to contact and work with the college’s disability services office to discuss any accommodations needed

  • Tips to establish a routine that reinforces healthy behaviors, while limiting drinking and avoiding substance use

  • How to work with medical providers to find a treatment regimen that is most effective in reducing ADHD symptoms with few or no side effects

  • Steps to take to safeguard ADHD medication and keep track of it

 

Learn more and register here: https://chadd.org/adhd-weekly/free-chadd-course-navigating-college-with-adhd/