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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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Rejection Sensitivity

Did you know that rejection sensitivity is a common feature of ADHD? Many teens and adults with ADHD are more sensitive than usual. Nearly 1 in 3 say it's the hardest part of living with ADHD.

Rejection sensitivity refers to fear of non-acceptance and intense feelings around the experience of being excluded. ADHD researchers estimate that by age 12, children with ADHD get 20,000 more negative messages about themselves than neurotypical kids their age. All that criticism can deflate their self-esteem. Any sense of rejection, even in situations where there is no intended rejection, can set off a stress response and cause an emotional reaction that's much more extreme than the situation requires.

 

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 interactive presentation, followed by a game. The game allows everyone to test their knowledge in a fun format and typically initiates discussion.

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. We are considering meeting in person again, but at this time meetings are online.

In February our topic will be "Emotional Regulation". 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 leads these small group discussions and is the administrator of their private Facebook Group. 
 

February's meeting will continue the addiction theme and help you break your sugar addictions.

When: February 19, 2023 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: Monarch Books & Gifts (formerly Green Door Book Store & Gift Shoppe), 7713 W. 151st Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

Space is limited! RSVP is required. Please let us know if your plans change so we can open your seat to someone else!

The first quarter of 2023 - covering an addiction theme:

January 15th: ADHD and Addiction

February 19th: Sugar Addiction 

March 19th: Technology Addictions

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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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February: Self-management

 

Over time, ADHDers find healthy ways to navigate day-to-day that work well for them. We are all different, but listening to others' ideas and experiences can help spark a tip or trick that is worth trying out even after feeling like we've tried it all.

 

This will be a rich topic so we will carry it over to March's monthly adult get together as well!

 

Location: Johnson County Library - Monticello

                 Monticello Conference Room

 

Date/Time: Sunday, February 19th @2-3pm

RSVP is required - hit the button below to save your seat!

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/

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