3rd Annual ADHD Conference - September 26, 2014

3rd Annual ADHD Conference
September 26, 2014


Welcome,

ADHD Conference 2014

University College, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Education are pleased to present the 3rd Annual ADHD Conference. This conference is designed for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and professionals who are interested in learning about ADHD, treatments, education and family life, available services, and practical resources.

We invite you to listen to leading experts in ADHD, and join in the breakout sessions instructed by a multidisciplinary group of professional that will share their research and best practices.

This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and broaden the awareness of ADHD. Please join us in the Student Center at Utah Valley University on September 26, 2014. Conference check-in open at 8:00am, the keynote session begins at 9:00am, and all breakout sessions will conclude at 4:00pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,

2014 ADHD Committee

Call for Proposals

University College, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Education are pleased to present the 3rd Annual ADHD Conference, on Friday, September 26, 2014. This conference is designed for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and professionals who are interested in learning about ADHD, treatments, education and family life, available services and practical resources.

This year's conference theme is "The Power of ADHD," and we invite you to submit a proposal to present a general concurrent breakout session. Compensation to present a breakout session will not be available. Presenting at the conference includes: lunch, admission to the one-day conference, and admission to the keynote session. CEU credit is available to professionals, and student registration is FREE. Thank you for submitting a request to present at this year's conference. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and broaden the awareness of ADHD.

Please email your request to Jan Klingman: KLINGMJA@uvu.edu

The deadline to submit a proposal is May 1, 2014, 5:00pm. Space is limited and when filled submissions will no longer be considered. Accepted proposals will receive confirmation by April 7, 2014.

General Concurrent Sessions

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and typically don't allow for in-depth coverage or group discussion. (Note: A limited number of extended sessions, 110 minutes, will be considered for those presentations, which offer in-depth material and possible group discussions.)

Sessions are designed to be fast-paced, informational, and intended to help participants investigate various aspects of ADHD.

We are seeking presentations for two separate learning "tracks" and would like a broad range of topics and/or research to be presented.

  1. Professional and Educational: This track is for professionals serving the community and students wishing to explore careers within this field.
  2. Family and Community: This track is for individuals seeking information for themselves, or to strengthen their families, by learning about the latest therapies, educational tools, and research.

Presentation Categories include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • New cutting-edge research
  • New trends on current and emerging treatments
  • Education and behavior strategies
  • Behavioral practices and therapies
  • Medication-assisted therapies
  • Accommodations in the classroom, K-12
  • Accommodations in higher education
  • Laws and education/teachers responsibilities
  • Disability resources
  • Students resources
  • Teaching styles
  • Pedagogies and best practices for educating families
  • Marriage and family relationships
  • Identifying and meeting challenges within families who are touched by ADHD
  • Unique opportunities and challenges associated with ADHD
  • Educational and behavioral practices and therapies
  • Medication assisted therapies
  • Special education
  • Music and ADHD

The following equipment and supplies will be available for presenters:

  • White boards and dry-erase markers
  • LCD Projector and screen
  • PC Laptop

The following materials can be requested before August 31, 2013:

  • Chart pads and easels
  • Paper and pens
  • Printouts of presentation materials (electronic master files must be provided in final form, prior to August 31st)

Presenters are expected to provide:

  • Jump-drive (for presentation back-up)

Keynote

Sari SoldenSari Solden, MS LMFT, a psychotherapist and consultant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has counseled adults with AD/HD for over 25 years. She is the author of the pioneering books Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and Journeys Through ADDulthood, as well as a prominent keynote speaker because of her strength-based approach to adults with ADHD. She presents at national and international AD/HD conferences, and serves on the professional advisory board of the National Association for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADDA) and was a past recipient of their award for outstanding service by a helping professional. Ms. Solden’s areas of specialization include women's issues, inattentive ADHD, and the emotional consequences and healing process for adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD.

Ms. Solden's presentation is entitled:

Uncovering and Unleashing Your Power: Valuing Your Differences Is The Key To Constructing A Successful Life With ADHD

Whether you are a mental health professional, a student, an adult with ADHD, a parent, or an educator, it is vital to understand the importance of moving away from simple strategies and easy solutions and instead to focus on the power of valuing and developing your uniqueness. Disowning oneself, trying to blend in and get over who you are is much more destructive to you and your life than the challenges of ADHD!

In this keynote, psychotherapist and author Sari Solden, discusses the perspective she has gained in 25 years as a counselor to men and women with ADHD . She emphasizes the importance of learning to see your self whole and to focus on hopes and dreams instead of overfocusing on your deficits.

Contact Sari at sari@sarisolden.com, visit sarisolden.com, or ADDJourneys.com, her online ADHD community.

 

 

Credit Information

5.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available through NASW. See registration site for details.

Parking Information

http://www.uvu.edu/parking/permits/maps.html

Registration

Attendee Registration - Now open:

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration

Contact Ashley Santillana Ashley.Santillana@uvu.edu801-863-5416

Contact Us

Event Details:

Toni Harris
Assistant Dean
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Utah Valley University
801.863.6816
harristo@uvu.edu

Sponsor & Vendors:

Ashley Santillana
Associate Director of Development
School of Education and University College
Utah Valley University
801.863.5416
ashley.santillana@uvu.edu