Attention Deficit Disorders Association Southern Region

24+ Experts in the mental health field will present over 20 additional breakout sessions based on research and experience. 

Wide varieties of topics include skills for adults, behavior management, medication, comorbid conditions, organization,

parenting children through adults, sensory processing and classroom strategies.

General Session: Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., – Live a Big Life with ADHD: Change What You Can, Accept the Rest

BREAK OUT SESSION #1 – 10:00-11:15

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D. – A Happy Relationship is More than a Clean Kitchen

Ron Swatzyna, Ph.D. – To Medicate or Not to Medicate a Child: A Very Difficult Decision for Parents

Brodie Simmons, M.Ed. – Sex Education: An Essential Need

Robin Rettie, M.Ed. – Navigating Behavior; Proactive Measures to Ensure Your Child/Student Has Access to Social-Emotional and Academic Opportunities in All Settings

Tammy C. O’Neil, ACC, CPT CSSC – What is the Three-Dimensional World of an Organized Student?

Michelle Garcia, Psy.D & Brandon Delgado, M.A., LSA. – Social Media: A Practical Guide to Improving Safety

Lunch 11:15-12:15 * Lunch Included* select on the registration form

BREAK OUT SESSION #2 – 12:15-1:30

Gayle Y. Fisher, M.Ed. – Building a Positive ARD Experience: Working with Local Education Agency to Create Better Opportunities for Students

Susan Hoyer, M.Ed. & Brodie Simmons, LPC – Parenting in the 21st Century

Kimberly B. Harrison, Ph.D. – Managing Hyperactive & Impulsive Behavior in Children & Teens

Kathy Gray, MA, LPC – Enhancing the Nervous System through Sensory Processing 

Chris Dendy, M.S. – Ready or not! Launching from High School to First Job or Career Training

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed. – How to Be Angry Better

BREAK OUT SESSION #3 – 1:45-3:00

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D. – ADHD is All About Time

Chris Dendy, M.S. – Addressing Executive Function Deficits in the Classroom

Katharine Jahnke, Coach – Calm, Alert and Learning: Self-Reg Tips for Parents to Optimize Your Child’s Self- Confidence & Happiness

Carmen Baez Francheschi, MD. – When Medication Doesn’t Work

Aaron H. Fink, MD. – When It’s More Than ADHD: ADHD and Comorbid Disorders

Natalie Montfort, Ph.D. – Teaching Kids about Their ADHD & Other Diagnoses

BREAK OUT SESSION #4 – 3:15-4:30

Ellen Ortega, LPC and Dulce Torres, LPC-S – Parenting Your Adult Child with ADHD: Your New Role

Melanie Lemanski, Ph.D. – The Neurodivergent Brain Goes to College & Work

Bernard Rosenberg, M.D. – Medication: Tried, True and What’s New

Elizabeth Beguerie, Director of Fusion Academy – Reframing Your Language: How Language Shapes a Diagnosis to a Super Power

Trent Everett, Ph.D.& Erin R. Whitney, MA, LPC-S – ADHD, Intensity is Not the Enemy! The Transformative Power of the Nurtured Heart Approach

Eddie Rodriguez, B.S., ACT – Procrastination: IGAD! I’ve Got All Day!

For More Detailed Topics, Speaker Bios & Registration, CLICK HERE.