Empowering the Young AD/HD Adult

September 29, 2010

In celebration of its 10th year, the ADHD Society of the Philippines will host its Biennial National Conference entitled “Empowering the Young ADHD Adult thru Transition” [“Empowering the Young ADDult Through Transitions” accdg. to ADHD Society’s website] on October 25-26, at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City Auditorium, Taguig.  The two (2) day conference will discuss, among others, topics such as:

a) Phases of ADHD and accompanying conditions thru the life span;
b) Assessment process and medical management;
c)Finding a career that works for the ADHD;
d) Peer relationships among individuals with ADHD; Coaching; and
e) Skirting trouble.

Conference speakers include Dr. Leticia Ho (Clinical Psychologist, Guidance Counselor and Educator), Dr. Ma. Monica Cardinez- Tan (Psychiatrist),  Ms. Rose Aligada (SPED Educator and Administrator of the progressive school Lapis, Laro at Libro) and Ms. Maribel Dionisio (Marital and Family Counselor).  Parents of individuals with ADHD, teachers, school administrators,  professionals and medical practitioners will greatly benefit from the talks that will be given by these experts.

The AD/HD Society of the Philippines, a non-stock, non-profit organization, was established in year 2000 by a group of parents of children with AD/HD, medical practitioners (developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists) and educators (progressive school owners and SPED practitioners). The Society aims to increase public awareness about the disorder, as well as provide the necessary  support for individuals with ADHD, as well as their parents and the teachers ..  Through the years, support groups for parents have been formed , school caravans were conducted, parenting and teachers’ seminars were initiated,  national and regional conferences were held, and advocacy activities were undertaken  to empower individuals concerned. Volunteer parents, teachers and doctors are the prime movers of this group.

(Source: abs-cbn News.com, click to view adhd-society-hold-conference+AD+HD+Conference+2010+Philippines&cd=1&hl=tl&ct=clnk&gl=ph&client=firefox-a)

For updates and more details on the conference, please call the Secretariat [located at Rm 110 ISO Bldg., Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City] at tel no: 426-8568; fax no: 927-3463; cell no: 0918-9079159; email at: info@adhdsociety.org and at website: www.adhdsociety.org

To read PROCLAMATION No. 472 declaring the 4rd week of October as “NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (AD/HD) AWARENESS WEEK,” search on the right column of the page.


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