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October 16, 2021 - Day One

Lived Experiences of three women with ADHD
Speakers
      1. Vivian Vaillant
      2. Rachelle Bien-Barnard
      3. Lauren Pearson

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/JTv55D2Wis4 

Parenting a Child with ADHD: Non-Pharmacological Treatment and Support
Speaker: Dr. Randall Gillis

Abstract: Parenting a child or youth with ADHD is challenging, but with the right knowledge, supports and tools, it can get easier. In this talk, webinar, evidenced based, practical tools will be provided for parents and caregivers so that they can help their children with ADHD thrive.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/-eZz6xyrV6g

 Medication Management Through the Lifespan
Speaker: Dr. Joan Flood

Abstract: ADHD is a neurobiological disorder affecting the transmission of the important neurotransmitters that enable the brain to regulate attention. We know from genetic studies that genes coding for neurotransmission are frequently defective thus causing ADHD symptoms and challenges. Medication works at the site of this altered transmission to counteract these deficits. There are many myths and missteps in understanding how stimulant and non-stimulant medications work to address these core deficits. We will review the science, discuss the different medications available in Canada, how they are used and what you can expect if you or your child are prescribed medications for ADHD.
Learning Objectives:
      1. Learn how medications impact the neurobiological deficits of ADHD, and why they are a vital part of the multimodal management of ADHD.
     2. Understand the different medication options and how they can be tailored for best fit from childhood to adult years.
     3. How to manage side effects and other concerns of pharmacological treatment.

Recording Link -  https://youtu.be/STMVE5bY5FE

ADHD and Shame: The Root of the Disorder
Speaker: Ted Leavitt

Abstract: This presentation will explore the neurodevelopmental impact of attachment injuries and the self-perpetuating cycle of shame-induced maladaptive coping characterized in so many individuals struggling with ADHD. Exploring topics such as nervous system sensitivity, attachment trauma, and the philosophical underpinnings of pathology, the material will be presented from the lived and informed perspective of an insider.

Recording Link - https://youtu.be/IBI1sdmC8-0 

Designing Tools and Strategies for ADHD Challenges
Speaker: Dan Duncan

Abstract: ADHD looks like something it is not, so people respond to ADHD based on what it looks like, rather than what it actually is. Like ADHD itself, responses toward ADHD are extremely inconsistent; mostly ad-hoc and situational.
This “how-to” session will provide participants with a simple Framework to UNDERSTAND and RESPOND to ADHD properly, ensuring more consistent, purposeful, and helpful responses.
The Framework begins by contrasting the Outside In perspective (what ADHD looks like) and the Inside Out perspective (what ADHD actually is). Then, templates for designing tools and strategies will be provided to help guide responses toward any ADHD challenge. These templates will ensure that responses are based on the Inside Out perspective.
The Framework is easy to understand, easy to remember, and easy to use in real time. The ADHD Inside Out Framework was developed by the presenter, Dan Duncan, and is used by many ADHD Coaches.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/0zAlSc_PRiQ 


October 17, 2021 - Day Two

Practical Tools for Sensory Processing Difficulties in Children with ADHD
Speaker: Miranda Doherty

Abstract: Children with ADHD often have other co-occurring conditions, such as sensory processing difficulties, which can make life more challenging. This presentation will describe sensory processing difficulties in children with ADHD and suggest some practical every day sensory self-regulation strategies.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/zxVJg9Rdn0s

 Healing The ADHD Roller Coaster’s “Double Triple-Whammy”
Speaker: Gina Pera

Abstract: Left unrecognized and unaddressed over years and even decades, ADHD symptoms can create patterns of dysfunction — in the individual with ADHD and within their relationships. From childhood on. These adults and their loved ones often describe their lives as feeling like a roller coaster—many ups and downs and not knowing what drop awaits around the next turn. Hence, the term ADHD Roller Coaster. We can view the overall phenomenon as having 3 phases—the 3 loop-de-loops on the ADHD Roller Coaster:
      1)ADHD going unrecognized or poorly managed
      2)Challenges being misinterpreted
      3)Poor coping responses developing
For the adults with ADHD, common coping responses include:
       •Blaming oneself or others for inexplicable challenges
       •Giving up
       •Avoiding
       •Feeling inferior or, depending on self-awareness, superior
       •Acting aggressively
       •Minimizing challenges and deflecting their cause (often at the suggestion of non-ADHD-savvymental-health professionals)

Recording Link:  https://youtu.be/0BTieWzqFp0


Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD
Speaker: Dr. Don Duncan

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/nzve673hS9I 

ADHD and Addiction
Speaker: Dr. Matt Blackwood

Abstract: The management of ADHD across the lifespan is complicated by substance and alcohol abuse in addition to other issues of anxiety and depression. The presentation will focus on early diagnosis of ADHD coupled with the prevention and treatment of substance and alcohol abuse plus, dependence in the community.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/Pulh6iqnZBA   


Understanding ADHD in the Workplace Strengths and Impairments
Speaker: Heidi Bernhardt

Abstract: This presentation will review the potential strengths and impairments ADHD symptoms could cause in the workplace, how to assess these and if and how the employee might discuss this with their employer. How adult ADHD symptoms present in a workplace setting and what potential strategies and accommodations can be implemented for specific impairments will be discussed at length.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/oM53VdmFjM8

ADHD and Self-Regulation in Children
Speaker: Dr. Megan Smith

Abstract - Self-Regulation is critical to our well-being, and ADHD is, essentially, a disorder of self-regulation. Self-regulation allows us to control our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and achieve an overall state of well-being. Unfortunately, self-regulation difficulties are often mistaken for “behavior problems” or negative character traits, leading people to respond in ways that very often contribute to further dysregulation. This seminar will provide important information about self-regulation, including the factors influence it, and how we can help those who struggle with it.

Recording Link:  https://youtu.be/dpuuRNjXJ1k
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