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ADHD Symposium: Dr. Ned Hallowell – April 1

April 1, 2023

Registration is now open!

ADHD 2.0—New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction

Dr. Ned Hallowell, keynote
What if instead of thinking of ADHD as a deficit and a disorder, we saw it for what it really is? A way of being in the world which, with the right support, can be a wonderful way of being. Dr. Hallowell will share recent research developments, including innovations that give a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action and draw on the latest science to provide parents, educators, and clinicians a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits of ADHD at any age.

Saturday, April 1, 2023 – 8:30 a.m. – Chesapeake Bay Academy


Ned Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle. He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself. Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD. Dr Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many more. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude Magazine. Read more about Dr. Hallowell.

Keynote followed by breakout sessions for clinicians, educators and parents/caregivers.
Two breakout sessions provided by Dr. Hallowell.
Conference: $30 per person

NEW! Optional Post-Conference Roundtable Lunch Discussions – $15.00
Join us for a post-conference lunch opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with fellow attendees. Tours of Chesapeake Bay Academy will be available to those interested. Post-conference attendees will be contacted in March to select their lunch preference.



Mastering the Method of Raising Joyful, Fulfilled ADHD Children
Dr. Ned Hallowell
All parents want to raise their children in such a way that they will achieve lifetime happiness. Not superficial happiness, but joy, satisfaction, fulfillment, and longevity. Now there is an evidence-based reliable method to do just that. The old advice of work hard, get high grades, win trophies and go to a top university is unreliable and not possible for everyone. It is also not supported by the latest and most robust research. Dr Hallowell outlines a 5-step method that really works and that every parent can master. If you take the brief time it takes to learn this method, you will free yourself from old and destructive myths and give yourself and your children the everlasting benefits of the best possible childhood.

Parenting Kids with ADHD: What I wish I would have known
Traci Haly, M.A., School Counselor, Chesapeake Bay Academy
Learn practical strategies you can use to guide your child/adolescent with ADHD in navigating today’s world.  We will discuss how you can help your child/adolescent self-regulate, connect with others, and increase their executive functioning, both at home and at school, through compassion and modeling. Traci is the proud mom of two adult children with ADHD and will share her personal, and professional experience.


Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your ADHD Students
Dr. Ned Hallowell
Dr. Hallowell will draw upon his 40+ years of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating ADHD children of all ages and share what he’s found works best to bring out the best. Building on his strength-based model, thru which instead of treating disorders he helps individuals unwrap their gifts, Dr. Hallowell will describe how you can help your students move past the stigma that prevents progress and growth, and instead learn how to sense, reveal, and tap into the sparkle and strength your students with ADHD invariably possess.

Empowering ADHD Students:  Unleashing Their Potential in the Classroom
Vickie V. Black, LCSW, Aviso Consulting & Psychotherapy Services
This presentation is designed to provide special educators with practical strategies to support and empower students with ADHD. Using the latest research and actionable tips, we will explore the challenges faced by students with ADHD in the classroom, including how ADHD can impact students of different ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. By the end of this presentation, you will better understand how to create a supportive, inclusive, and effective learning environment that allows your students with ADHD to thrive. Join us for this informative and empowering session, and take the first step towards unlocking the potential of your ADHD students.


ADHD Treatments: Understanding the Child, Family and School Dynamics
Dr. Samuel Scott, Pediatric Psychiatrist, CHKD
Join Dr. Samuel Scott to discuss the interface between medication and treatment and it’s impact on the child, family and care at school.

Medication Management
Mary Crutchfield, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, LEVA Psychiatry
The options for medication to manage ADHD, in the multiple forms in which it presents, are many and varied. Mary Crutchfield will share her wealth of experience and expertise in a wide-ranging discussion of medication management.


April 1, 2023
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