SUPPORT GROUP RESOURCES
The Ann Arbor area is a “therapy rich” community with many resources available for individuals with disabilities, families and professionals. As described on our page regarding ADHD, a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can assist in sculpting an appropriate intervention plan. Once this plan is in place, support group resources may be recommended as beneficial.
Support groups: An important aspect of any intervention program is receiving support from other individuals who are dealing with the same issues in order to share information about experiences and ideas regarding education and resources. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national organization with several satellites in the Ann Arbor area run by volunteers. Each satellite offers separate support groups for parents and adults diagnosed with ADHD.
Washtenaw County CHADD
On the third Saturday of every month starting at 10:00a, they host their ‘ADHD Coffee Chats.’ These are held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, located at 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103.
Monthly meetings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month and typically occur at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Upcoming events with speakers are listed below:
Improv(e) Your Life with Doug Harris
- Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Adult ADHD with Mindy Fairbanks
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tips to Organize the Busy Brain with Mindy Fairbanks
- Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Women, ADHD and Relationships with Michelle Frank
- Tuesday, June 6th
NO JULY MEETING
Western Wayne County CHADD
Monthly meetings are held from 7:00-8:30p the first Wednesday of every month at Northridge Church, located at 49555 North Territorial, Plymouth, 48170. Upcoming events with speakers are listed below:
Emotional Effect of ADHD and Treatment Components: How to BE a Savvy Therapy Consumer presented by Dr. Julie Braciiszewski, Ph.D
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Collaborative Problem Solving presented by Jaclyn Hamlin, M.S., Clinical Psychologist, McCaskill Family Services
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Sleep presented by Angela Tzelepis, Ph.D., Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Study Skills at home and School For the Distracted Student presented by Pete Pullen, Head of School at Eton Academy
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Speaker and Topic TBD
- Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Contact information is available: Western Wayne County CHADD. [/box]
Eastern Oakland County CHADD
Monthly meetings from 7:30-9:00 p.m.; registration opens at 7:00 p.m.
Groups meet at Way Elementary School on W Long Lake Rd, just east of Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills. Two meetings happen at the same time in separate rooms: 1) parent support group for parents of children and teens with ADHD and 2) adult support group for adults with ADHD.
All meetings are free to CHADD members; $5 donation appreciated from non-members. Upcoming events are listed below:
Monday, February 6, 2017
Parent: “Parenting ADHD Individuals across the Lifespan” presented by Fran Parker, Ph.D. Coordinator, CHADD of Eastern Oakland County & Private Practice, Farmington Hills.
Adult: “Discussion on Coping with Clutter Control and Organization” presented by Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Parent: “IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and the Challenges of Advocating for Your Children” presented by Marcie Lipsitt, Parent Advocate, COPAA Seat graduate, 2013, William & Mary Law School, ISEA, Class of 2011.
Adult: “Coaching Adults with ADHD” presented by Laura Rolands, MILR, ADHD Coach, Assistant Coordinator, CHADD of Eastern Oakland County
Monday, May 1, 2017
Combined Parent and Adult Meeting: “Biofeedback/ Neurofeedback for Children and Adults with AD/HD.” presented by Eric Mintz, D.C., Gentle Touch Chiropractic, West Bloomfield.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Parent: No meeting
Adult: Informal Support Group
Access contact information: Eastern Oakland CHADD. [/box]