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ACROSS AUSTRALIA - during 2019
There are a number of ADHD Support Groups across Australia which hold events on a regular basis. These support group meetings invite guest speakers from across a variety of ADHD disciplines. There have been numerous clinicians, coaches and researchers giving their insight and experience into medications, treatments, research and helpful advice to both adults with ADHD and to parents of children with ADHD.
To find out more about these groups and the events they hold throughout the year please visit ADHD Australia's Support Group resource page.

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IN SYDNEY - Thursday 12 September 2019
Time:
6.45pm till 9.oopm (includes question time)
Where:
The Chats Function Room, The Ranch Hotel, Corner Epping & Herring Roads, North Ryde NSW 2122

Topic: Executive Functioning
A presentation by Dr Stevenson, a Sydney based Senior Clinical Psychologist, will focus a presentation on how to help children with ADHD manage getting organised, staying focused, sustaining effort and all the other tasks better known as Executive Functions.

Caroline Stevenson has worked for over twenty-five years in the field of ADHD and learning difficulties. She works in private practice in Frenchs Forest. She is also the psychology Manager at Royal Far West in Manley, a past president of the Board of ADDult NSW and a past Board Member of ADHD Australia.

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IN MELBOURNE - Sat 12 October 2019
The Adult ADHD Melbourne support group with ADHD Australia are planning to hold another ADHD Community and Carers Information afternoon.
It is planned to be at the Docklands Library from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. This event will be right in the middle of ADHD Awareness month and will have a variety of speakers from clinicians, coaches and researchers. More information about this event will be posted here in the coming weeks.

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IN SYDNEY - ADHD WORKSHOP - Friday 15 November 2019

Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder using behavioural interventions

About the Workshop: This workshop will focus on the assessment and management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents from a psychological perspective. The workshop will cover best practice assessment of ADHD according to DSM-5 criteria and will review the evidence for behavioural interventions in ADHD including interventions that can be considered in both the home and school context (e.g., parent management training, organisational skills training). Key strategies used in efficacious interventions will be discussed.

The workshop will also address the major comorbidities experienced by children with ADHD and argue that management plans need to consider such comorbidities in order to improve outcomes. We will focus on the example of sleep difficulties, which affect 70% of children with ADHD and independently contribute to poorer outcomes. Part of this workshop will provide a practical overview of the efficacious Sleeping Sound with ADHD program, a brief behavioural sleep intervention designed for children with ADHD.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is open to mental health workers, school counsellors, psychologists and clinical psychologists, and others with suitable qualifications and experiences.

Instructor: Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, DPsych (CClin).
Dr Emma Sciberras is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist who leads the Intervention Research Streams of the Deakin Child Study Centre and Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. Dr Sciberras is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Team Leader in Health Services Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Instructional Method: Lecture and interactive discussion.

Workshop Time: Fri 15th Nov 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Workshop Fees: Early Bird: $330 (until 30 Sept 2019),
Standard: $390 (for registrations from 1 Oct 2019),
Student Concession: $230

Registration Closes: Fri 8 Nov 2019.

Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Course Materials: All course materials required will be provided on the day of the workshop.

Certificate Of Attendance: In order to receive a certificate of attendance for the workshop you must attend the full day.

Workshop Location: Seminar Room 1.601, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University, NSW 2103.

For more information please click on the link to the Macquarie University website at: https://openmq.com.au/course/ceh031.

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PAST EVENTS

IN MELBOURNE August/September 2019
Lou Brown is holding three seminars in Melbourne starting on the last weekend in August at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Carlton VIC 3053. She is an ADHD Coach, Consultant and Advocate from Perth. She is also the author of ‘ADHD in Primary School: A comprehensive guide to understanding and supporting students with ADHD in the classroom’, and the blog ‘Thriving with ADHD’. She works one-on-one with parents of children who have ADHD, as well as with adults

Parent Workshop
Parenting Our Kids with ADHD: Strategies to Help Them Thrive
Saturday, 31st August 2019
1.00 pm to 5.00pm
Tickets: $60
Tickets available here

Adult Workshop
Perfectly, Imperfect Me: Thriving with Adult ADHD
Sunday, 1st September 2019
1.00 pm to 5.00pm
Tickets: $60
Tickets available here

Teacher Workshop
ADHD in Primary School: Understanding and Supporting Students with ADHD in the Classroom
Thursday, 5 September 2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tickets: $150
Tickets available here

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IN SYDNEY - Saturday 7 September 2019
AWARENESS AFTERNOON
"What Happens to Your Attention in ADHD"

The session is a unique opportunity to not only learn more about ADHD but also contribute to important ADHD research about how we best explain it to others!
The purpose of this meeting is to find out about the day-to-day experiences of adults with ADHD and is open to Adults with ADHD, Partners, Family Members and Carers.
The outcome hoped for is to agree on an analogy or illustration that people can relate to, that is also understandable for people who do not have ADHD.
A greater understanding of what it means to have ADHD, may help with lobbying government for adequate resources - medical and other support services.

LED BY Dr Alison (Sally) Poulton, Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney
WHERE: St Barnabas Centre, 57-61 Mountain St, ULTIMO (near Broadway)
TIME: 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM (includes afternoon tea at the end of the session)
REGISTRATION is ESSENTIAL go to: www.adultadhd.org.au
More information can be found on the information flyer which can be downloaded here.

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IN BRISBANE - Sun 28 July 2019
ADHD Australia is holding a Community and Carers Information Day in Brisbane on Sun 28 July 2019.
This afternoon will commence at 2pm and conclude at 5pm. It has been arranged to provide a wide variety of information from a number of key ADHD and industry speakers, including Ms Christine Morgan, current CEO of the National Mental Health Commission.

This event is being supported by AADPA
the Australian ADHD Professionals Association.
To find out more please download the event brochure here.
Numbers will be limited so to register your spot at this event please complete the registration form here.

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IN BRISBANE - 20 and 21 July 2019
Lou Brown, consultant and coach from Perth, will be in Brisbane the week before she speaks at the ADHD Australia Community Information Day.
While she is in Brisbane you may wish to take advantage of attending one of her workshops which will be held at: Wellwood Health Cabin Hall, 3918 Pacific Highway, Loganholme QLD 4129

* Perfectly, Imperfect Me: thriving with Adult ADHD
Adult Workshop - Saturday 20 July 2019 - 1pm till 5pm
* Parenting Our kids with ADHD: Strategies to Help Them Thrive
Parent Workshop - Sunday 21 July 2019 - 1pm till 5pm

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