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Commanding Attention: Person-Centered Strategies for Succeeding with ADHD

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Presenters: George Cicci (Guest Speaker) and Nicholas Larson (Host and Co-Presenter)

Training Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

No Social Work Continued Educations Units are offered for this training.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) currently is estimated to affect 5-11% (Hamed, Kauer, & Stevens, 2015) of children in the United States. Common features of impulsivity, distractibility, and high levels of activity can pose challenges for individuals in a number of home, social, school, and work environments. Promoting successful and autonomous outcomes often involves a comprehensive series of strategies to be utilized by the individual and the various members of their support system.

This presentation provides a biographical testimonial from George Cicci, a marketing strategist, blogger, and "ADHD Life Hacker," who developed several strategies throughout childhood and adulthood to organize and harness the elements of his ADHD. The presentation also highlights key concepts of person-centered planning and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to provide a guide for the examples of information gathering and tailored strategies to provide maximally supportive environments for individuals to develop their interests, strengths, and gifts.

Questions can be submitted throughout the course of the webinar, with time for answers from Mr. Cicci and Mr. Larson (a behavior specialist with the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities) at the end of the presentation.

Objectives:

  • Review common challenges of those with ADHD diagnoses across the lifespan
  • Discuss the impact of ADHD on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Review core elements of person-centered planning and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) particularly relevant to ADHD
  • Provide examples of personalized strategies to help manage and harness ADHD, and how to optimally support affected individuals