Leaders: Megan Schrader and Mindy Schwartz
Dates: 4/18, Special Guest Caroline Maguire 5/2 & 16, 6/6 & 20, 7/4 & 18, 8/1, Special Guest Caroline Maguire 8/15
Time: Thursdays at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific
Sessions: 60-75 minutes
Do your conversations feel awkward? Do you wonder (or have people told you) you’re:
- Too loud?
- Too scattered?
- Too impatient?
- Too… much!
Do your co-workers (friends, family, everyone!) misunderstand you? Ignore you? Avoid you?
For adults with ADHD, this is often the case. If it sounds a lot like your life, we made this group for you!
ADDA helps adults with ADHD lead better lives. But how can you lead a better life when you can’t get along with family, friends, classmates, co-workers, business associates (or your dry cleaner!?) This group will help you change all that.
This support group will help you get along better with people. You can expect to:
- change your outlook,
- connect with your peers,
- build a new awareness of social expectations,
- learn to interpret social signals,
- adapt your behavior to those signals and,
- (finally!) feel like you fit in!
Many adults with ADHD struggle with social skills and often feel lonely and left out. If you’re tired of feeling like that, we’ve lined up an all-start team to help you navigate the social world with realistic and practical strategies that are sure to improve your people skills.
Please join us on Thursdays.
Group Leader Information
Megan Schrader – bio coming soon
Mindy Schwartz – bio
Hello! I am an ADHD coach and executive function specialist, working primarily with children and families. I was trained through ADDCA (Attention Deficit Disorder Coaching Academy), and am currently finishing an advanced specialty in ADHD family coaching. In my coaching practice, I provide parents with education about their own, and/or their child’s specific ADHD. I collaborate with both parents and child to create individualized, compensatory strategies, which help them overcome their ADHD symptoms and challenges. Humor is a big part of my practice, as it allows me to lessen the intensity and weight that so often accompanies life with ADHD. Yes, ADHD is a deficit, but I believe there are powerful strengths common to many people with an ADHD diagnosis. I help clients identify their unique strengths and utilize them to achieve their goals.
Prior to coaching, I worked for over 20 years in the not-for-profit sector, supporting under-served, inner-city children. After both my children received ADHD diagnoses, I struggled to find the right resources to help them at home and in school, but always came up short. As eager as people were to help, therapists, teachers, school psychologists, and friends , they were not able to provide the perfect tools applicable to ADHD. There was a desperate need in the community, and I decided to fill it. During my training, I discovered that I was much more impaired by my own ADHD than I had ever realized. Not only did I have to learn how to parent my ADHD children, but also how to be a parent with ADHD, which has its own demands. My personal experience enables me to be a more compassionate, empathetic coach, and each day, I enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve accumulated with other ADHD families.
Whether you wish to be an active listener or a quiet observer, this group is here to support you in your journey to become a more educated, confident parent of a child with ADHD.
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